Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

PV a more cost effective option than better fabric to reduce carbon dioxide

Posted on January 7th 2016

The cost of PV panels has come down by around 85% in the last 5 years. Maximising the amount of PV is now more cost-effective than enhanced energy efficiency measures in achieving CO2 reductions over Part L (2013) for houses. In addition to cheaper PV panels the cost of PV panels per kWp substantially reduces as the amount installed increases. …

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Part L – 2013 – Confusion – Care needed

Posted on January 7th 2016

We are concerned that several clients are confusing Building Regulations with the Approved Documents for Part L. The Building Notice for the site will state the relevant date of the Notice. This date defines the version of the Approved Documents to be used through various procedures including any transitional arrangements. Recent Building Notices require compliance with Building Regulations 2010, irrespective …

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Acton High Street & Gunnersbury Lane – Planning Application Approved

Posted on January 5th 2016

We are pleased to announce that the application for a new residential and commercial development in Acton Town Centre was recently granted planning consent by the London Borough of Ealing. We prepared Energy and Sustainability Statements to support the application. The development included 14 flats and ground floor flexible commercial space. We worked with the applicant, Barroerock Construction Ltd, to …

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Hodkinson Consultancy Joins UK-GBC Healthy Homes Task Group

Posted on January 5th 2016

We are pleased to be members of the UK Green Building Council’s task group on health and wellbeing in homes. All of this work falls into the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign which aims to raise awareness of the health and wellbeing impacts of buildings and increase the uptake of greener, healthier buildings. This utilises our expertise and practical …

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