Combining the above services with our design capabilities we can value engineer your project and save money in insulation costs and still achieve High A rating buildings. We have 2 fully trained in-house Energy Assessors and a Level 2 airtightness testing technician. We can help ensure you reach the requirements of Part-L and Part-O in a one stop shop.
It is now part of the building regulations that all designers perform an overheating risk analysis of all new domestic buildings. We offer this service in house, Architects and designers can contact us for prices on doing full overheating calcs on their projects. We use the latest software which asses sun paths on the hottest days of the year to ensure overheating risk is minimised.
For more information, please refer to the approved documents.
The ‘Pre’ SAP element should be conducted during the initial conception phase with the Architect, we offer a wide range of wall, floor and roof constructions which can help get a better rating. We also offer high discounts if the Timber frame projects come to us for the design and build (subject to contract specific requirements). Using the elemental U-Values, Openings, Ventilation, heating systems. The software we use will determine if the building will comply to Part L of the building regulations. The assessor will then inform the client of any short falls, and potential ways to resolve any issues. This may include more renewable technologies or a more efficient heating system. Once Agreements have been reached then we can issue a BREL As designed Certificate for the building.
‘Full’ Sap Assessment
Once the building is completed we will have to complete an ‘As Built’ Sap assessment. As with anything in construction, it is likely some elements may not be as originally designed so it is likely that these changes will have to be taken into account. Thermal junctions may also require assessment and be thermally modelled. Photographic evidence of the junctions which are a requirement of the building regulations will need to be apprised. All lighting elements, heating systems and penetrations which also need photographic evidence supplied need to be taken into account. We will the perform an ‘Air Test’ on the building which will give us the amount of air changes per hour for the building to input into the SAP assessment software. From this we can then issue a full BREL As Built Certificate of compliance.
For more information, please refer to Part L of the building regulations.
Photographic evidence of your junction will be required as part of Part L of the building regulations.