Our Residential Services:
Our residential team has garnered a reputation for delivering an efficient, friendly and knowledgeable service to all our clients. With years of experience and exposure to a whole host of developments we have the ability to assist you in achieving compliance with the Regulations.
Our promise to you is to:-
- Provide a service which is second to none.
- Assign an assessor to your project who is pro-active, engaged and informed.
- Provide solutions that are tailored to your project.
- Take charge of the assessment.
- Strive to achieve compliance in the most hassle free and cost efficient manner.
Let us deal with the regulations whilst you design and build your project.
What is SAP?
SAP, or Standard Assessment Procedure, is the Government’s approved methodology for the calculation of a property’s energy consumption rate and associated CO2 emissions.
Why is it important?
SAP is intrinsically linked to Part L1A and L1B of the Building Regulations and is the only means to demonstrate compliance with these sections of the Regulations. Indeed the Regulations require that a SAP calculation must be completed on the design before works can start on site!
Part G Water Calculations:
Part G Water Calculations
Since April 2010 all new build residential development and residential development arising from a change of use must comply with Part G of the Building Regulations and achieve a water consumption rate of no more than 125 litres per person per day.
Code for Sustainable Homes:
What is the Code for Sustainable Homes?
The Code for Sustainable Homes is a star rated assessment of a new residential property covering nine areas of sustainable development.
The Code was first introduced in April 2006 and to date remains a "voluntary" standard in England and Wales. However as part of the planning policy process initiated by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, many Local Planning Authorities have and continue to incorporate the CSH into their development policies. Furthermore many Housing Associations and RSLs include the CSH as a condition for their purchase of a new build social home.
Air Tightness Testing:
Air Tightness Testing
Air leakage testing or Air tightness testing is another key component of the building regulations. Good preparation and an experienced professional partner make it so much easier to comply.