New Build, Stonehaven
It is a legal requirement that a Design Stage SAP calculation is completed before any new build construction begins, this is to comply with local building regulations (Section 6 in Scotland, Part L England / Wales and Part F in Northern Ireland) and will indicate to Building Control how energy efficient a building will be once constructed.
As well as new build SAP calculations may also be required for property conversions or extensions, i.e. Office to residential conversions.
In this case we were instructed to carry out the SAP calculations and produce final EPCs for newly constructed homes by the developer. After all the key information was obtained from the developer, architect and engineers the calculations took 10 working days to complete, a site visit was not necessary and the assessment was carried out based on the detailed drawings supplied by the architects.