Building regulations for electric vehicle charging points
For developers, the changes have been implemented into Building Regulations 2010.
A summary of the proposed changes are:
- For residential buildings – every new home with an associated car parking space will need an electric vehicle chargepoint. This also applies to buildings undergoing a change of use to a residential building. In addition, any residential building under major renovation, with more than 10 parking spaces should have at least one EV chargepoint and cable routes in every parking space.
- For non-residential buildings – every new non-residential building and non-residential building under major renovation, with more than 10 car parking spaces will need to have at least one electric vehicle chargepoint and cable routes for every one-in-five spaces.
- Existing non-residential buildings – every existing non-residential building, with more than 20 car parking spaces, will need at least one chargepoint, applicable from 2025.