• Batavia Road, London

    114 homes including 101 private sale and 13 shared ownership. The residential units are provided in three blocks ranging from two to 11 storey’s in height.

  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) - Commercial

    New laws are coming into effect over the next few years that will affect the commercial private rental sector.

    From April 2018 changes to legislation will make it unlawful to agree a new lease (as well as lease renewals) for a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E. This will expand to include all privately rented property from 1st April 2023.

    The new laws may require landlords/property owners to make improvements to their buildings energy efficiency to get them up to standard; which could take some time to implement, it is key to look at this now so you know where you stand and are prepared.

    Key dates:

    2016:

    • MEES (the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) is now law.
    • It is estimated that up to 20% of commercial properties in England and Wales have an F or G EPC rating

    2018:

    • From April 2018- The regulations will be enforced upon the granting of a new lease as well as lease renewals.

    2023:

    • From April 2023- The regulations will apply to all privately rented property in scope of the regulations, including where a lease is already in place and a property is occupied.

    2025 onwards:

    • The government has declared their wish to raise those standards further such that that the minimum standard is likely to rise to a D by 2025 and a C Rating in 2030.
    • Financial penalties for non-compliance could be as much as £150,000.

    How we can help:

    It is important that a full understanding of energy efficiency is required for your property, in order to see if you are meeting MEES.  

    We can assess how energy efficient your property is and produce an EPC to ensure you have an understanding of your properties energy efficiency rating; this will help you to see where you stand and recommend opportunities for improvement.

    Get in touch:

    Our team are here to answer any of your queries, or if you would like a FREE quotation, please give us a call on 0333 5777 577 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

  • Simple Steps to SBEM Compliance

    Complying with Part L2 of the UK’s Commercial Building regulations doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Marcus Eves, our Technical Lead, shows how a simple SBEM methodology can prevent this becoming a major drama. 

  • Sound Test

    Current building regulations require sound testing to be carried out in a minimum of 10% of the development. We can advise on the required amount of sound testing needed to satisfy the requirements of your Building Control Officer.

    If Robust Details have been registered for your site, Pre Completion testing may not be required. 

    For purpose built dwellings or dwellings formed by material change of use, the Building Regulations Approved Document E 2003 'Resistance to the Passage of Sound' requires separating structures to adhere to the following requirements as detailed in Table 1a below:

    Table 1a: Dwelling-houses and flats —performance standards for separating walls, separating floors, and stairs that have a separating function.
      Airbourne
    Sound Insultation
    D n T' w + C tr dB
    (Minimum Values)
    Impact
    Sound Insultation
    L' n T' w dB
    (Maximum Values)
    Purpose built dwelling-houses and flats    
    Walls 45 -
    Floors and Stairs 45 62
    Dwelling-houses and flats formed by material change of use    
    Walls 43 -
    Floors and Stairs  43 64


    The Sound Testing procedures are carried out in accordance with current standards ISO 140-4 'Field Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation between Rooms' and ISO 140-7 'Field Measurement of Impact Sound Insulation of Floors.' The results are rated in accordance with ISO 717-1 and ISO 717-2. These results are then assessed generally in accordance with the 2010 Building Regulations Document E 'Resistance to the Passage of Sound' in order to indicate compliance.

    We offer Part E Pre completion testing at a very competitive rate, and can carry out testing nationwide.

    How we can help:

    Our experienced Sound Engineers carry out a large number of tests on a weekly basis, and therefore, if any failures occurs they have the experience and knowledge to identify noise leakage paths within the construction, enabling remedial works to be carried out by the site in order for the building to be re tested and meet the requirement of the 2010 Building Regulations Document E.

    The Sound Insulation tests are carried by UKAS certified Engineers, and all the equipment used is regularly calibrated to UKAS accredited standards, as per the UKAS Directive Lab 23.

    Sound Test Checklist:

    Please click here to download.

    Get in touch:

    Our team are here to answer any of your queries, or if you would like a FREE quotation, please give us a call on 0333 5777 577 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

  • Sound Test

    Current building regulations require sound testing to be carried out in a minimum of 10% of the development. We can advise on the required amount of sound testing needed to satisfy the requirements of your Building Control Officer.

    If Robust Details have been registered for your site, Pre Completion testing may not be required. 

    For purpose built dwellings or dwellings formed by material change of use, the Building Regulations Approved Document E 2003 'Resistance to the Passage of Sound' requires separating structures to adhere to the following requirements as detailed in Table 1a below:

    Table 1a: Dwelling-houses and flats —performance standards for separating walls, separating floors, and stairs that have a separating function.
      Airbourne
    Sound Insultation
    D n T' w + C tr dB
    (Minimum Values)
    Impact
    Sound Insultation
    L' n T' w dB
    (Maximum Values)
    Purpose built dwelling-houses and flats    
    Walls 45 -
    Floors and Stairs 45 62
    Dwelling-houses and flats formed by material change of use    
    Walls 43 -
    Floors and Stairs  43 64


    The Sound Testing procedures are carried out in accordance with current standards ISO 140-4 'Field Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation between Rooms' and ISO 140-7 'Field Measurement of Impact Sound Insulation of Floors.' The results are rated in accordance with ISO 717-1 and ISO 717-2. These results are then assessed generally in accordance with the 2010 Building Regulations Document E 'Resistance to the Passage of Sound' in order to indicate compliance.

    We offer Part E Pre completion testing at a very competitive rate, and can carry out testing nationwide.

    How we can help:

    Our experienced Sound Engineers carry out a large number of tests on a weekly basis, and therefore, if any failures occurs they have the experience and knowledge to identify noise leakage paths within the construction, enabling remedial works to be carried out by the site in order for the building to be re tested and meet the requirement of the 2010 Building Regulations Document E.

    The Sound Insulation tests are carried by UKAS certified Engineers, and all the equipment used is regularly calibrated to UKAS accredited standards, as per the UKAS Directive Lab 23.

    Sound Test Checklist:

    Please click here to download.

    Get in touch:

    Our team are here to answer any of your queries, or if you would like a FREE quotation, please give us a call on 0333 5777 577 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

  • South Lodge Hotel - New Spa, Surrey

    New Spa facility at this Luxury 5 Star country hotel set amongst 93 acres of woodland and parkland.  

  • Travelodge Wood Green, London

    Travelodge have acquired an office building in the side of a Mall in Wood Green London with the view of turning this into a shopping centre hotel.