Asbestos Surveys

The dangers of asbestos have been known for a couple of decades now, but this doesn’t mean that there is not asbestos still present in many buildings throughout the UK. When you consider that many buildings were built before asbestos was banned, it is highly likely...

Code for Sustainable Homes

The Code for Sustainable Homes is seen as the benchmark for both the sustainable design of new homes, as well as the construction of the new homes. It is designed to encourage the reduction of carbon emissions and create homes that are much more sustainable. Most...

Energy Statements

It is nearly always the case that a local authority will demand a SAP or SBEM assessment before granting planning permission to a building. It is now becoming more and more common for them to also ask for an Energy Statement to be provided as well. Energy Statements...

EPC’s – Domestic

A Domestic EPC – short for Energy Performance Certificate – is a document outlining how energy efficient a specific property is. They are required by law for all new residential buildings, as well as residential buildings that are being sold or leased out. With...

Water Efficiency Calculations

Part G of the Building Regulations states that all new properties must comply with specific water performance targets. This means that all new developments must prove that they have attempted to assist with the sustainability of water, by ensuring that no more than...

U Value Calculations

U Values are, quite simply, the amount of heat that is lost through any material, therefore helping to prove how effective a building is at keeping the heat in and, as a result, lessening the need for excessive energy consumption. They form an integral part of the SAP...
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