Proposed development, 10 Dwellings, Wigan
Brief / Description: Complete SAP calculations to show compliance with Part L1A of The Building Regulations
Highlights: We were approached by a developer following the completion of SAP calculations by others. The client was concerned that the assessor had overspecified the proposed fabric for the dwellings. This was causing concern due to costs involved. Following a brief conversation with the client, we were confident we could achieve compliance whilst reducing the spec.
Upon successful completion of the calculations, we had reduced the thickness of the cavity walls, in turn increasing the floor area. We also reduced the thickness of proposed insulation to the external walls, ground floor & roof saving the client thousands of pounds.
As with most of our clients, the developer seeks our advice at the design stage of all their projects.