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Building or extending a property with Energy Efficiency

Everything is getting GREENER and the construction/Property industry is no different, in fact, we are moving at a very fast pace.

One of the main factors when proposing a new build, or extending an existing property is meeting the Energy Efficiency Regulations. Part L of the Building Regulations outlines what designers and builders must achieve to meet the standards. In April 2014 the regulations are due to be amended making compliance more onerous and possibly more expensive if advice is not gained at the outset.

As a multi-disciplined Practice we consider all of the Energy related factors at the outset ensuring that the client is fully aware of the requirement and more importantly the cost.

Our architectural designers and Building Surveyors work closely with our SAP assessors for domestic properties; and SBEM assessors for commercial properties. With a simple outline plan of the proposed works we can begin modelling the property and calculating what is required including wall, roof and floor construction and even the Building Services internally.

Doing these mandatory calculations further down the line can be a very costly experience for developers or home owners.

For further information please take a look at www.aldrocksurveyors.co.uk

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  • 18th December 2013