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April 6 2010

Scottish Government raises building standards
Higher standards in energy efficiency, insulation and security are to be enforced on all new build properties from October under new rules set out by The Scottish Government.

The Building Standards Technical Handbook stipulates that from that date new buildings must reduce emissions by 30% on 2007 levels.

Improved insulation is also specified for party walls and floors to reduce noise pollution, schools will also be required to install sprinklers.

Infrastructure Minister Stewart Stevenson said: “These improvements will give us some of the greenest homes in Europe.”

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