Last week I attended the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC. Swarms of people were milling round the 3 large halls looking at the latest in building technology interspersed with the traditional oak framed buildings, interior design and furniture ideas. I can recommend this show to anyone interested in self building, extending, renovating their home or just to get some ideas.
There was the opportunity to talk with the experts about latest plans with architects and designers including legal, financial, planning help and much more. One thing I did note was there seemed to little mention of the requirement for a full SAP assessment of plans at the design stage to meet part L1 building control and in turn comply with energy efficiency standards. Quite a few building control offices do have in-house assessors but, many don't.
This is where my business comes in; I'm qualified and accredited to conduct full SAP energy assessments based on detailed plans and build spec; preferably at the design stage prior to build. I can then issue a Predictive Energy assessment (PEA) which should meet building control needs and if the proposed home is for sale, it can be marketed with a predicted energy efficiency.
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) stand and their current magazine states the importance of early stage SAP assessment to prevent time consuming and costly alternations later in the build to meet standards.
I can receive scaled drawings (1:50 & 1:100) in all elevations, and full specs via internet, post or fax. For a free quote for SAP work please call or email me at 07885 749538 firstname.lastname@example.org
The next shows are: Glasgow 20-21 May, Surrey 1-2 Jul, London 22-24 Sept, Edinburgh 21-22 Oct, Harrogate 3-5 Nov, Somerset 18-19 Nov & the NEC again 22-25 Mar 2018.