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Part L Fast Track Service saves the day

13 Sep 2019

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The Challenge

Despite efforts from Westminster to reduce the red tape and paperwork involved in the construction industry, it doesn’t seem to get any simpler.

And when you have several different companies involved on a development it can be a near-impossible task to keep tabs on who’s doing what and when. So it’s no surprise that documents occasionally get forgotten or missed, or delayed.

When that does happen, you need to know there’s a team behind you who can jump on board quickly, and help smooth over the process. That’s exactly what happened when JIG Architects discovered their site of twenty new homes were mid-way through construction, but Part L SAP reports had not yet been completed.

North Wales based JIG Architects pride themselves on designing buildings to be comfortable to live in, be eco-friendly and meet high quality standards.

It’s always advised that Part L analysis is carried out as part of the design process. Current targets mean it is very easy to fall foul of these targets, and it’s far easier to make improvements to your specification when it’s on paper; nobody wants to make changes on site retrospectively.

The Solution

Richard Jones from the practice had used Energist before, and knew of our 48 hour SAP result turnaround, combined with our helpful Technical Team who always look for the best solutions to achieve SAP compliance.

Richard said “I have worked with Energist now for approximately two years, and I have found them to be professional and expedient in the delivery of their service.”

“The services provided are always on time, regardless of the time pressures we have put on them. This has been a massive help to us and our development partners.”

“Energist deliver a service which, with my experience of assessors over the last five years, is second to none.”

Fortunately, the Developer’s specification was good enough to meet all Part L targets without additional work being needed.

A full set of compliant SAP reports were issued, along with Predicted Energy Assessments, which filled in the gap in the Developer’s paperwork.

The Result

Work on site can now progress; safe in the knowledge that the design is fully Part L compliant.

In this case, the design had been created with Building Regulation compliance in mind right from day one.

But this isn’t always the case… we often receive requests to complete SAP calculations on half-built sites, and occasionally on completed buildings.

And although our experienced team will do all they can to provide compliant documents, there are occasions where improving the specification can’t be afforded. If this story sounds familiar, and you’re current site doesn’t have it’s Part L paperwork, contact us today and ask about our Fast Track services.

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