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Helping Folkestone Clients Pass Building Regulations Part L

Folkestone building siteWorking across the whole of Kent, including Folkestone, we specialise in the assessment of newly built and existing premises throughout the region for Building Regulations Parts L1A and L1B. 

While it is already incredibly important to have both new and old buildings assessed by experienced and trusted professionals, it is even more paramount now thanks to the new building regulations relating to air leakages, air permeability and energy efficiency.

In fact, the current building regulations across Kent and Folkestone are now set so low that new and innovative designs and technologies are having to be utilised to ensure that any new domestic or commercial dwellings pass. 

At Tophouse Assessments, we combine decades of experience and expertise with full qualifications and certifications to efficiently and accurately assess any Folkestone building design to the very latest building regulations Part L. We also work alongside architects and designers from the very beginning stage of the project to ensure that the commercial or domestic building always complies. 

We work across Kent, including Folkestone, so call our qualified and experienced team today on 01634 799115 for free building regulations Part L advice and a no obligation quotation.

What is Building Regulations Part L?

Part L of the Building Regulations deals with the conservation of fuel and power. There are four approved documents;

Part L1a

Part L1a for new dwellings (flats and houses)

Part L1b

Part L1b applies to work on existing dwellings or buildings converted to dwellings

L2a for commercial buildings

L2a applies to new commercial buildings

L2b for existing buildings

L2b applies to existing commercial buildings

Providing A Full Compliance Checklist

As part of the current building regulations, you will be required to provide Folkestone's local authority with a comprehensive and full compliance report no later than 24 hours before any construction or building work is due to take place. This should include:

  • The target emission rate and fabric energy efficiency for the building
  • An evaluation of alternative high energy efficiency systems
  • The calculated CO2 emission rate and fabric energy efficiency from the building as designed
  • A list of specifications to which the dwelling is to be constructed

So whatever building project you are looking to carry out across Folkestone or Kent and no matter what building regulations you are trying to pass, let Folkestone's experts at Tophouse Assessments provide you with extensive advice and SAP calculations you need to ensure success. 

Contact us today to discuss your building regulations requirements with one of our experienced and friendly team and receive free advice and guidance.