We can liaise with the Local Planning Authority to understand their requirements.
Services for Pre-Application
Services for Design
Services for Outline Planning
Services for Reserved Matters
Services for Full Planning
Energist Planning Services
BREEAM New Construction
Many planning departments now expect developers of large projects to complete a BREEAM assessment. This detailed assessment goes beyond the requirements of Building Regulations and ensures your building is designed and constructed to a high standard.
Is your Local Planning Authority (LPA) insisting on renewable technology targets? With different requirements set by each LPA, you may need to change your design for different authorities.
London Plan Energy Strategy
Are you developing in the London boroughs? There are stringent CO2 targets in place specific to London that reach far beyond current Building Regulation targets. It’s always worth checking with the LPA before submitting your planning application.
Home Quality Mark (HQM)
Demonstrate to potential buyers how well a dwelling performs and raise awareness of home quality with the voluntary Home Quality Mark scheme.
BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment
Although BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment does not appear in building regulations, your Local Planning Authority (LPA) may add it into the planning conditions on your residential project.
Residential Acoustic Testing
Everyone deserves some peace and quiet, and where better to chill than in your own home. Current Building Regulations should mean that listening to noisy neighbours from your new home is a thing of the past.
Noise and Vibration Surveys
Are you building near a train line or busy road? You may need to provide evidence at the planning stage to show you have taken the right steps to sound proof your building. Don't risk your end result and have an initial survey at pre-construction stage.
New development land needs to be assessed for its ecological value. Although not currently a building regulation, it can be required as part of a planning application and is needed if you're building to a Code for Sustainable Homes or BREEAM standard.
EcoHomes is a credit-based scheme for residential refurbishments and extensions. Although the scheme officially expired in 2014, it may still apply to older projects and Local Planning Authorities can still insist on you achieving an agreed level.
Overheating Analysis and Thermal Modelling
Our homes and places of work are being built more air tight than ever before. This is great for keeping the cold out in winter, but can cause serious heat problems in the summer.