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We’re facilitating research for the Building Research Establishment!

In the midst of what’s been a fantastic year so far for us here at Aldrock, we’re delighted to finally let you in on our latest, pioneering project! We’re currently […]

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What will the Code for Sustainable Homes withdrawal mean for Part L of the Building Regulations?

In March 2014, plans were revealed to scrap the Code for Sustainable Homes, a government drive to promote sustainable house building. Instead, the Code principles are to be consolidated into […]

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What do the new CDM regulations mean for businesses?

 The new Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations mean that businesses that are contracting for construction work in the UK could risk fines or imprisonment if they do not comply […]

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How will SBEM and Part L regulations affect non-domestic new builds?

With non-domestic buildings in the UK contributing to around 18% of all UK carbon emissions, it’s unsurprising that government regulations for commercial buildings are geared towards promoting sustainability. These days, […]

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What is the ‘Right to Build’ scheme and what will it mean for self builders?

The number of people building their own homes declined considerably post economic crisis. The 17,000 self-built properties finished in 2006 dropped significantly to just 10,000 in 2014. However, in the […]

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Full Building Survey vs. Home Buyer Report

At Aldrock we are asked to quote for the above surveys on a daily basis and quite often there seems to be confusion about what the client wants. This short […]

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Adjusting to Part L changes

In April this year significant changes were made to Part L1 of the Building regulations. This short blog focuses on Part L1A (newly constructed dwellings). As well as assessing the […]

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SAP Calculation advice saves client over £4,000

We were recently recommended by one of our clients to assess a SAP calculation that had been produced by another Company. The calculation was showing as a fail and the assessor […]

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The pitfalls of NOT taking design SAP Calculation advice at the outset!

We were recently instructed to complete SAP calculations on two mid-terrace properties in the North West. This instruction came upon completion of the project which is not ideal. As always […]

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What to consider when building an extension Part 2: Planning and Build

In our previous blog, we looked at the budget and design considerations homeowners need to take into account when planning to build an extension. Whilst these stages are imperative for […]

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