Standard Assessment Procedure Calculations (SAP) are used to assess the energy performance of dwellings. They are a Government approved method and help deliver many of their energy and environmental policy objectives. Whilst SAP calcs are typically required for new build projects, they may also be required for extensions and conversions.
Home builders and developers must obtain a ‘PASS’ on their SAP Calculation in order to comply with current UK regulations. If the calculation doesn’t meet this standard, Building Control will not be able to approve the development. SAP calcs can be used in the design stage of new dwellings because they can help to shape and improve the energy efficiency of a property. This can help to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions in the long run.
It’s important to arrange your SAP calculation as soon as possible. This is so you can ensure your development project meets current building regulations, without the need to make any costly alterations.
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If you would like to arrange a SAP calculation for your development project, or you have any question about SAP calcs, be sure to get in touch with us today.