Mechanical Engineers, Krispy Kreme, Braehead, Glasgow
SBEM assessments are mandatory requirement for all new commercial premises with a size of over 50m2. Extension or a renovation may also require an SBEM assessment, although this varies from situation to situation.
An SBEM assessment comes in two parts. The first part is during the design stages, which needs to be completed before the construction starts. It is important to start the process well in advance, so that there is time to resolve any problems before the building process begins. When this process has been carried out and the building passes the relevant local regulations.
When the building is completed, the second stage of the SBEM assessment is carried out. This is called an as-built SBEM and will also include the results of an air permeability test, an EPC is then issued.
In this case we were instructed by the Mechanical Engineers during the second stage where the SBEM calculations and the final EPC was required for the Building Warrant. The property a former museum had been stripped and re-furbished to the client’s specifications.