Consultancy Services

Ashford Building Consultancy Services have fully accredited, highly qualified consultants who can help with the following services:

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Our energy assessor is a member of the BRE Global and Stroma accreditation schemes. As members we adhere to the strict codes of conduct and PI insurance requirements of these schemes.

Our assessor will help you to achieve compliance with current legislative requirements. We can provide a service tailored to suit your specific needs. We are happy to give informal advice concerning your requirement for any of the above services.

Please note, our initial advice and quotation services are free.

For further information on our services or to request for a quotation please call us direct on 01233 330282 or email us with your requirements.

Our services

SAP calculations service (dwellings)

All new build properties require a SAP rating and associated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Additionally SAP calculations can be used to show that non-standard extensions comply with building regulations requirements. Our SAP calculations service includes:

  • SAP calculations for new dwellings
  • SAP calculations for extension and changes of use
  • EPC production for new dwellings
  • Predicted Energy Assessments (PEAs) for new dwellings marketed "off plan"

Email building control or call us direct on 01233 330282.

SBEM calculations service (commercial buildings)

Since April 2006, most new commercial buildings that are extensions of existing premises need a building energy rating. This rating shows if they comply with the building regulations.

SBEM (Standard Building Energy Methodology) is the most widely used and recognised tool to provide this energy rating. Our SBEM calculations service includes:

  • Assessment of your building off plan from inception stage onwards
  • Liaison with services engineer to model the most cost-effective heating and cooling solutions for your building
  • Solar and casual gains assessment to assist in cooling strategies
  • Provision of the necessary documentation to show compliance with current standards

Email building control or call us direct on 01233 330282.

Commercial energy performance certificate (EPCs)

Since April 2008, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been phased in for commercial buildings. Current legislation states that most commercial properties now need an EPC both on construction and/or sale/let. Our commercial EPC service includes:

  • Production of EPCs on construction (off paper)
  • Production of EPCs for existing buildings for sale or let
  • Site survey to collect relevant data
  • Production and lodgement of the EPC on the national database
  • Consultation with the Energy Assessor to discuss recommendations to improve the performance of the building

Email building control or call us direct on 01233 330282.

Structural Design Services

Ashford Building Control now provides a structural design service for domestic works in the borough of Ashford. The service includes:

  • Brief structural surveys and structural advice/guidance
  • Preparation of calculations for minor structural alterations and extensions (e.g. openings through load bearing walls, lintels, roof strengthening, etc.)

Please email Ian Pyne (Structural Engineer) Tuesday and Wednesday between 8am and 4pm or call him 01233 330272 for more information.