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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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Energy Performance Certificate rating scale
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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Energy Performance Certificate rating scale
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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How to comply with Building Regulations when extending or renovating your property

When we think of completing major structural work on a property, such as building an extension, we usually associate it with getting planning permission. However, many people don’t realise that […]

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What is a Land Registry compliant lease plan?

Any new lease lasting seven years or longer must be registered with the Land Registry and have a compliant lease plan. The lease plan is essentially a drawing that identifies […]

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What is permitted development?

Last month we talked a lot about process of obtaining planning permission for work carried out on residential property. However, although planning permission is a hard and fast procedure for […]

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Grant available to Home owners through the Green Deal

Recently there have been changes made in how grants are given out to make energy efficiency improvements to a property. Previously the grants were available to people on lower income, […]

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Home energy efficiency
Why home buyers need an energy assessment

At the moment, energy efficiency and doing your bit for the environment is at the top of many peoples’ lists. Not only can going green help to reduce your carbon […]

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