Future Homes Standard by RDG

Climate change is driving significant changes in how we build homes, both now and in the future. The Committee on Climate Change and the Government have set a target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, it’s essential that all buildings, including residential homes, undergo a transformation to become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Rugby Double Glazing, your local family-run company, is at the forefront of this initiative, aligning its products and services with the evolving standards and regulations.

The Future Homes Standard and its Impact

The Future Homes Standard is a critical element in the quest for energy-efficiency and eco-friendly homes. This standard is part of the Government’s vision to increase the energy efficiency of new homes significantly. Rugby Double Glazing recognizes the importance of this initiative and we are dedicated to supporting it.

Key Points of the Future Homes Standard and Rugby Double Glazing’s Role:

  1. Emissions Reduction: The Future Homes Standard, scheduled for full implementation in 2025, mandates that new homes must have carbon dioxide emissions at least 75% lower than those built to current Building Regulations standards. Rugby Double Glazing are committed to providing products and services that meet these stringent emissions reduction targets.
  2. Government Consultation: This initiative is being driven through a two-stage consultation process led by the Government.
  3. Building Regulation Amendments: As part of their commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, Rugby Double Glazing keeps abreast of the amendments to Building Regulation Approved Documents, including Part F (conservation of fuel), Part O (ventilation), and Part L (energy conservation). These regulations play a pivotal role in shaping the future of energy-efficient homes.
  4. Technological Upgrades: Rugby Double Glazing understands that achieving the Future Homes Standard involves embracing high fabric standards and low carbon heating systems. We are dedicated to providing products that align with these requirements.
  5. Triple Glazing: To enhance thermal efficiency, Rugby Double Glazing offers triple-glazed windows. This upgrade is crucial, as windows are a significant source of heat loss. Our products are designed to contribute to meeting the energy efficiency targets.
  6. No Fossil Fuel Heating: Rugby Double Glazing shares the vision of the Future Homes Standard to eliminate fossil fuel heating systems like natural gas boilers in new homes. Their focus is on providing low carbon heating systems and high energy efficiency, ensuring that new homes are aligned with sustainability goals.
  7. Future-Proofing: Rugby Double Glazing plays an essential role in future-proofing homes by providing products and services that are compatible with low carbon heating systems and high energy efficiency. This eliminates the need for extensive energy efficiency retrofit work in the future.

Rugby Double Glazing – A Local Partner in Sustainability

Rugby Double Glazing, as a local family-run company, is deeply committed to the local community’s well-being and the broader sustainability goals of the country.  As the Future Homes Standard evolves and becomes the new benchmark for eco-friendly homes, Rugby Double Glazing stands as a trusted local partner in achieving these goals.


The Future Homes Standard represents a transformative step in the pursuit of energy-efficient and eco-friendly homes. Rugby Double Glazing is proud to be a local company that actively supports and aligns with this initiative. With our range of products, including VEKA windows, we play a pivotal role in ensuring that homes meet the stringent emissions reduction targets and sustainability requirements set by the government. Together, we can create a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for our homes and communities. Rugby Double Glazing is your trusted local partner in this journey towards a greener and more energy-efficient tomorrow.