Code - Sustainability Assesments for Homes

The code for sustainable homes is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes.

The code standard aims to reduce carbon emissions and promote higher standards of sustainable design above the current minimum standards set out by the building regulations and planning requirements.

Code Preliminary Assessment

(Code / EcoHomes / BREEAM Multi- Residential) - Early stage advice to assist the project team with Target Rating compliance, including ‘worst case’ SAP assessments where possible for increased accuracy.

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Typically this includes a productive and highly informative meeting with relevant members of the Project Team (even at Pre-Planning stage) to assist in planning the optimum route to compliance in terms of cost / time / buildability / site conditions.

Code Design Stage

(Code / EcoHomes / BREAM Multi- Residential). The certificated report, done as efficiently as possible by using Compliant Specifications. Direct provision of Compliance Specifications Project-specific Compliant Specification clauses for inclusion within ERs and the main Contract. This helps cost certainty, reduce the risk of missing the target rating and speed up the BREEAM Certification process.

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'All-in-one' packages Together with our sub-contractors we offer a complete range of services for Code, EcoHomes and BREEAM Multi-Residential – SAPs, SBEMS, Daylighting Assessments and Advice, Ecology Reports, Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies, Flood Risk Assessments (sites 1Ha & Low Risk), Home User Guides.

Code Post Construction

PCRs – Code / EcoHomes/ BREEAM Multi- Residential. Proving site compliance, as required for Code and BREEAM Multi-Res 2008, as well as by some Las and Clients. This usually includes a site visit or three (first fix, second fix and somewhere near Practical Completion).

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Looking for help with Code compliance? Call Abba Energy on 020 8208 8333 for expert advice on Sustainable Housing Design.

"I have worked with Abba on various projects over the last couple of years, they have always worked efficiently and the assessments provided have been accepted by the relevant local planning authorities. The assessments have assisted in me securing planning permission, which as a planning consultant, is what I require." - Town Planning Bureau

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New Build or Domestic Refurbishment? Call Abba Energy on 020 8208 8333 for expert advice on Sustainable Housing Design and Construction.