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Building Regulation Requirements:
New Build Dwellings…
New build dwellings require a SAP calculation (energy assessment) to be carried out to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations Part L1A.
The SAP assessment takes into account the efficiency of thermal elements i.e. walls, roof, windows, heating systems, ventilation systems and design air permeability rate.
The SAP assessment should be carried out before starting work on site and forms part of your Building Regulations application.
At completion of the dwelling, an ‘As built’ SAP is generated which is also used to generate the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).
Dwellings with Proposed large Glazed extensions…
If a proposed extension has large amounts of glazing i.e. glazing of the proposed extension is greater than 25% of the extension’s internal floor area, then a SAP assessment is required.
Conversions/Material Change Of Use…
Conversions will require a SAP calculation and EPC at completion.
Thermal elements and heating and ventilation systems need to meet minimum standards highlighted in the Building Regulations.
SAP assessments start from just £40.00+VAT, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Our in house accredited Energy Assessors will be happy to discuss any concerns regarding Part L and make the process as simple and stress free as possible.
We will also beat any like for like quotation!