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Building Regulation/Standards Compliance 

With over 20 years’ experience in energy efficiency, our ratings and recommendations are based on specialist software and backed-up by real industry expertise. Find out whether you are fulfilling important energy efficiency obligations before your building is let or sold.

For New Build Dwellings (SAP)

We use Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) software as the Government approved measure of energy efficiency
for new build properties. We offer full advice around the construction of your new build property and ensure that your plans are compliant with Part L in England and Wales,  Part F in Northern Ireland building regulations and Section 6 Building Standards in Scotland. We’ll work with you from plans to inspection to ensure that your new build property gains compliance at as designed stage, as built stage and an all important Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on completion, demonstrating energy efficiency compliance to the right standard.

Elmhurst Energy Services also provide SAP Calculations for extensions and conversions. 

SAP Calculations for New Build    SAP Calculations for Extensions 

SAP Calculations for Conversions

For Non Domestic Buildings (SBEM)

We provide full consultancy for non-domestic/commercial buildings based on Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM), the Government approved measure of energy efficiency for non domestic buildings. As with new build assessments, we offer full advice and ensure that your plans are compliant with Part L in England and Wales or  Part F in Northern Ireland building regulations or Section 6 Building Standards in Scotland. We’ll work with you from plans to inspection to ensure that your new build property gains compliance at as designed stage, as built stage and an all important Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on completion, demonstrating energy efficiency compliance to the right standard. 

SBEM Calculations for Non-Domestic Buildings 

Air Tightness Testing

If construction is taking place on a new domestic or commercial property, an air tightness test determines the amount of uncontrolled air leakage through gaps and cracks within the building. Air testing can provide a cost effective way of aiding compliance of your properties with building regulations and building standards. Our professional air tightness testing service follows the simple
process below:

Process


Before

• Eliminating potential problems prior to testing with the following research and planning:
• Office based technical advice - for all energy related activities including SAP and SBEM.
• Detailed assessment – a review of your details.
• Thorough unit inspection.
• Holistic management – developing a planned programme of test dates for required units, liaising with building control and site teams

During

• Carry out envelope area calculations.
• Preparation of the building.
• Air test - with certification on the same day.

After

• Review of findings and air leakage points - with advice on resolving issues.
• Detailed report of tests completed

Air Tightness Testing


Technical Documents 

You can take a look at the current Building Regulation/Standards documents below which set the standard for the energy performance of both new and existing buildings

England and Wales (Part L)

L1A Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings - 2013 edition, with 2016 amendments

L1B Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings- 2010 edition, with 2010,2011,2013 and 2016 amendments

L2A Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings- 2013 edition, with 2016 amendments

L2B Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings- 2010 edition, with 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016 amendments

Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide- 2013 edition

Non-Domestic Building Services Complianc Guide- 2013 edition

Scotland (Section 6)

Technical Handbook  Domestic (Energy)- 2016 edition

Technical Handbook Non-Domestic (Energy)- 2016 edition

Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide for Scotland- 2015 edition

Non-Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide for Scotland- 2015 edition

Northern Ireland (Part F)

Technical Booklet F1: Conservation of fuel and power in dwellings- 2012 edition

Technical Booklet F2: Conservation of fuel and power in buildings other than dwellings- 2012 edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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