Getting your property ready for MEPS

The Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are a set of lawful standards, which domestic and non-domestic landlords are required to ensure their properties meet, before 1st April 2018. The Energy Act 2011 requires the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to bring into force regulations, making it unlawful to let properties in England and Wales which do not meet a minimum energy performance standard (MEPS).

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Planning for Daylight & Sunlight

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Daylight 25 Degree Rule of Thumb (Building Research Establishment (BRE) document ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight: A guide to good practice (2011) The BRE 25° test is used…

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Construction Noise: Section 61 Consents

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Construction Noise Issues Councils can serve a notice on people carrying out construction or demolition works and tell them how the work should be carried out to avoid a potential…

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Fabric Energy Efficiency First

DFEE v TFEE Assessment is an Essential Part of Planning Submissions Issues are increasingly arising from dwellings that are designed at early Planning Stage to comply with Local Authority Planning…

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BREEAM Fee Update 2017

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  The biggest changes for fees are outlined below: Registration fees are increasing from £195 to £250 for New Construction and Refurb and Fit Out assessments. HQM certification fee scale…

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