Blewburton Limited assisted Runneymede Council in meeting the Merton Rule requirements for 10% renewable technologies on this office development.
Blewburton Limited performed the requisite SAP calculations and modelling to allow the developer to avoid a costly air source heat pump installation that would not have met the specific carbon reduction compliance for this local authority.
A traditional brickworks had a carbon-costly diesel-fired drying solution for the winter months. Blewburton Limited identified a system to allow the company to use nearby biomass to provide a cheaper and more carbon-efficient hot air solution instead.
Blewburton Limited was able to guide the developers of a large rural business to identify the most effective means of achieving the BREEAM Excellent rating required by the planning authority.
Blewburton Limited helped a single four bed dwelling constructed within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to be Code Level 3 compliant.
This development is a rural exception site which requires a minimum Code Level 3 compliance. Blewburton Limited took the development from pre-assessment, design, consultancy and Post Construction Review, and Blewburton performed the SAP calculations to help all dwellings exceed Part L1A by at least 25%.
Blewburton Limited worked with the developer from the early design stage providing advice on the most effective measures to take to achieve the desired Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, through to Design Stage submission and Post Construction Review. The construction subsequently won the LABC Central Building Excellence Award for Best Social or Affordable Housing Scheme.
Because there is no BREEAM scheme for community buildings, to achieve a rating of 'Excellent' it was expedient to work with Blewburton Limited to create a sustainability statement for this village hall based on BREEAM principles. In particular we advised on efficient use of water, as well as insulation, electricity efficiency, and ecological protection.
For this proposed extension, the local Building Control Department wanted to be sure that the carbon emissions from the remodelled house would not exceed current emissions. Blewburton Limited performed SAP calculations using NHER software to ensure compliance.
Blewburton Limited helped a developer offset non-compliance with Part L1A of the Building Regulations, caused by the retention of an inefficient heating system in the finished development.