SAP Calculations for Scotland
If your project is north of the border, you will be asked for Heat Loss Calculations or SAP Calculations for Scotland.
Whereas building work in England and Wales is controlled through Building Regulations, projects in Scotland must instead conform to Building Standards. The requirements of Building Standards depend upon the type of build:
New Builds in Scotland – SAP Calculations
New builds require a SAP calculation for Scotland, which is very similar to those required in England and Wales.
As a part of SAP Calculations for Scotland, you will be asked to demonstrate that your new build does not exceed a unique target for carbon emissions. Many designs do not comply with the minimum Building Standards requirements, and regulations can vary depending on when and where you started your build.
We can help you overcome these hurdles easily and quickly.
Extensions in Scotland – SAP Calculations or Heat Loss Calculations
Projects such as conservatories and extensions require Heat Loss Calculations to demonstrate acceptable thermal performance.The minimum performance can vary depending on the rest of the property, and a SAP for the whole may also be used to show compliance.
We can work with you and your Building Control Officer and advise on the most suitable route to a pass.
Conversions in Scotland – Heat Loss Calculations
Conversions in Scotland require Heat Loss Calculations to demonstrate acceptable thermal performance under Building Standards.
We can help you choose the thermal upgrades that count.
How does it work?
We work with clients to establish the requirements of Building Standards in their region and offer feedback on their designs to achieve compliance. We assess from architects drawings and from the building and heating products that you specify to model your build, meaning that there’s no need for site visits. We will never fail a project and will always provide solutions and feedback for achieving a pass.
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