Commercial Projects

Air Tightness Testing – Eastleigh, Southampton

Air Tightness Testing – Eastleigh, Southampton

Project: Air tightness testing – Eastleigh, Southampton Completed: 16/06/2017 Technicians: Mikey Crampton The Brief We were instructed to complete a Commercial Air Tightness Test on this property in Eastleigh for Marks and Spencers. The Process After reviewing...

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...

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...

Air Conditioning Reports

It is now mandatory that all air conditioning systems with an output of 12kW or higher are inspected once every five years, in order to ensure that they are not using up an excessive amount of energy. This is because air conditioning systems are renowned for being...

Display Energy Certificates

Display Energy Certificates must be prominently displayed in any public building, to ensure that staff and visitors alike know how energy efficient the building is. This applies to police buildings, NHS buildings, schools and public buildings over 1000m2, amongst...

EPC’s – Commercial

A Commercial EPC is required for all commercial premises over a size of 50m2 that are newly built, or about to be rented or sold. The EPC – standing for Energy Performance Certificate – is issued to prove that the specific building complies with Building Regulations...

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...

SBEM Calculations

SBEM stands for Simplified Building Energy Model, and it is the preferred method of the government to assess energy in non-residential buildings. These calculations are incredibly important as they are used to prove that the building conforms to the regulations laid...

Sound Insulation Testing

Sound Insulation Testing – often referred to as Acoustic insulation or Acoustic Testing is designed to ascertain how well insulated certain building elements in a property are, so that the amount of noise is not at an unacceptable level to neighbours adjoining the...

Air Pressure Testing

Air Pressure Testing

View Our Video The Air Tightness of new properties has required mandatory testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 2006. Similar regulations came into force in Scotland in 2010 – the initial regulations set in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were...