New veterinary practice, Oxfordshire
This project involved supplying the final ‘As-Built’ paperwork and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) under Part L2A of the Building Regulations assessment for a new veterinary practice building, though a SBEM calculation.
Blewburton were commissioned after the shell of the building had been constructed, as the architects involved with the fit out were different to the those that had designed the structure of the building.
This proved to be a challenge, for whilst detailed M&E information was readily available to or SBEM team, detail as to the insulation and build-up of the thermal fabric (floors, roofs, walls and windows) was lacking. The information did eventually come through and the building complied after a few suggestions arising from the initial modelling results.
SBEM calculations are not as straightforward as SAP calculations that are used for domestic properties. It is important to have as much accurate information as possible and this should be in a form for others to pick up and follow, as non-domestic projects do often get finished by others. Blewburton are used to this issue, however, and will work with the client a positive conclusion in as quick and efficient manner as possible.