Part L compliance with PlanRadar

Easy-to-use digital platform delivers photographic evidence requirements

Part L compliance with PlanRadar

Part L compliance with PlanRadar

Over 150,000 users across 75+ countries are eliminating paperwork with PlanRadar

What’s changing in UK building regulations?

What’s changing in UK building regulations?

Part L compliance means that from June 2023 homeowners and developers must must provide photographic evidence and geotagged locations to prove that new homes produce fewer carbon emissions, as required by UK Building Regulations.

How PlanRadar supports Part L compliance

  • 1 How PlanRadar supports Part L compliance

    Part L Compliance data is pinned on your digital plans.

  • 2 How PlanRadar supports Part L compliance

    Select pre-built question sets for all stages of Part L requirements.

  • 3 How PlanRadar supports Part L compliance

    Take photos as required, directly in PlanRadar mobile app. Geotagged information populates in the photo.

  • 4 How PlanRadar supports Part L compliance

    Prepare reports in seconds for internal QA review or to send to SAP assessor. No post-site reporting required.

  • 5 How PlanRadar supports Part L compliance

    Maintain a tamper-proof digital audit trail to build BREL reports.

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Photographic and geotagged Part L evidence

Photographic and geotagged Part L evidence

Our platform allows you to meet Part L compliance regulations by capturing images with added geolocations and timestamps. You can then submit all data in real time to the SAP assessor for approval – streamlining the compliance process.

Simple and intuitive technology

Simple and intuitive technology

PlanRadar is powerful yet simple to use for all your Part L compliance needs. The platform works on all devices and you can onboard site teams in as little as 20 minutes.

Deliver compliance immediately with ready-to-use Part L forms

Deliver compliance immediately with ready-to-use Part L forms

Collect and report information using PlanRadar’s out-of-the-box Part L forms. If you need to change the forms at all, that’s no problem – PlanRadar offers the flexibility to adapt as needed to meet your exact requirements.

Finish Part L reports at the push of a button

Finish Part L reports at the push of a button

Use PlanRadar to view, segment and export live Part L data at any time. No waiting for reports, no unexpected surprises. Access the information you need at any time during a project, no more waiting on other people.

Beyond Part L compliance

Beyond Part L compliance

PlanRadar is your all-in-one software for house building projects making documentation and communication more efficient. Use it to streamline various processes like defect management, task management, reporting, and more to complete your projects on time and on budget.


What is Part L compliance?

Part L Compliance refers to the UK building regulations that set standards for the energy efficiency of buildings. Part L of the Building Regulations is concerned with the conservation of fuel and power in new and existing buildings.

The regulations require that all new buildings and major renovations meet specific energy efficiency standards. This includes requirements for insulation, heating systems, lighting, and ventilation. Compliance with Part L is necessary for building control approval, and failure to comply can result in fines or other penalties.

In addition to the minimum standards set out in Part L, there are also more stringent requirements for certain types of buildings, such as those that are designed for high energy use, or those that are intended to be highly energy-efficient, such as Passivhaus buildings.

To learn more, read our article about Part L Compliance.

The Buildings Regulations England Part L (BREL) report is a document required to prove that a new building or major renovation project complies with the energy efficiency standards set out in Part L of the Building Regulations in England. PlanRadar users can benefit from the platform’s flexibility throughout the building process to assist with Part L compliance.

Prior to commencing construction, the developer must sign the as-built BREL report to ensure that the designs comply with the requirements.

During the construction of the building, photographic evidence must be compiled to demonstrate the compliance with regulations.

Each photo should be unique to the property, with one picture per detail unless an additional close-up view is required. Furthermore, these images must be geo-located, meaning they should be tagged with the precise location, date, and time at which they were taken.

This establishes a clear connection between each photo and a specific physical object in a verified location, providing information on who took the picture and when.

Yes. PlanRadar provides users with a few pre-built forms, such as a basic Plan L form, but many customers prefer to create their own tailored versions. This allows them to transfer their existing paper forms to the platform. The advantage of this is that users are already familiar with each field and the order in which they appear.

Digital forms offer several advantages over paper forms, such as the ability to incorporate drop-down menus that display a list of commonly used options, saving time and ensuring consistent data.

Moreover, after completing a digital Plan L form, users can generate a bespoke report template. This report can include your company’s logo, project details, a cover page, a conclusion page, and the information from the tickets created, including images.

PlanRadar is used by leading construction companies and developers in the UK and Europe, including British Land, Morgan Sindall, and IFC Group. We are constantly in contact with our clients, using their expertise to improve our software so that it can meet their requirements. We also keep a firm eye on developments in building regulations, both in the UK and abroad. PlanRadar works hard to make sure that our customers’ data is kept safe. Our product complies with ISO 27001 for information security management.

Yes, PlanRadar can be integrated with numerous other software solutions, including construction software, facilities management software, and more. We offer our customers an open API, so if there’s a specific integration that you’re looking for, we can usually find a solution to achieve what you need. For plan management and document sharing, PlanRadar also integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

Yes! PlanRadar offers all potential customers a 30-day free trial so that they can test our fire safety software in action. During your free trial, you can also request a free consultation, so our dedicated team can show you how you can get the best out of PlanRadar.

Yes, our office is located at 24/25 The Shard, Office 25.05, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG. Feel free to reach out to us via our website or contact us by phone to make an appointment on +44 20 396 629 06. Our team will be happy to show you how PlanRadar can work for fire engineers or QHSE professionals.

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