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Balancing DFEE, Overheating & Natural Daylight

Posted on July 4th 2016

We have been undertaking extensive facade optimisation work both at the planning and detailed design stage. This involves balancing the competing objectives of fabric energy efficiency, overheating and natural daylight. This is particularly relevant to the most sensitive dwellings such as penthouses and single aspect apartments. Energy efficiency, overheating and natural daylight are commonly under conflict when selecting the most …

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Secured by Design – 2016 Changes

Posted on July 4th 2016

Recent changes to Secured by Design bring it in line with new Building Regulations Part Q, and allow the scheme to respond to the large increase in conversions from commercial to residential. We are successfully providing bespoke Secure by Design advice to a number of clients and working to obtain in-principle agreements from the local Architectural Liaison Officer, ensuring smooth …

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