New Build Projects

Air TightnessTests – Plots 1+3 Church Farm

Air TightnessTests – Plots 1+3 Church Farm

Project: Air TightnessTests – Plots 1+3 Church Farm Technicians: Mikey Crampton & Cameron Milne The Brief We were asked by Trio Square Ltd to complete Air Tightness Tests on these plots. Both plots had a target of 5 and are confident they will pass. The...

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...

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...

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...

SAP Calculations

SAP Calculations are a Building Regulations requirement and are required for all newly built dwellings. The Standard Assessment Procedure is a measure of the energy efficiency of a property. The goverment introduced the SAP assessment scheme to determine whether a...

Ventilation Testing

Part F of the Building Regulations requires all Residential New Builds to have their Ventilation systems tested, in order to ensure that the ventilation system has been configured correctly and that the air flow is of a satisfactory standard. This is to ensure that...

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...