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Planning Success in Westminster

Posted on February 16th 2017

We are delighted to have supported Bouygues UK in devising an integrated Energy Strategy for the proposed refurbishment of a hotel into 18 homes within a conservation area in the City of Westminster. 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens is one of five projects globally to have been shortlisted for the prodigious BREEAM Awards 2017. Hodkinson Consultancy were instructed to devise an …

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BREEAM 2018 – Consultation now underway

Posted on February 16th 2017

The BRE aim to review and update the BREEAM UK New Construction manual and standards every three to four years, this is done to ensure that it remains current and up to date. As the last manual was released in early 2014 they are now undergoing preparations for the updated New Construction manual. Consultation for this manual is underway with …

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Planning Success for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

Posted on February 16th 2017

Hodkinson Consultancy is delighted to have supported the successful planning application for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet. Noah’s Ark currently supports around 150 children and their families at home and in the community. The new hospice building will enable the charity to care for more than 450 children and their families. The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a charity …

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Housing White Paper – Overheating?

Posted on February 16th 2017

The long awaited Housing White Paper was published on 7th February 2017. We are pleased to note that the Government is consulting on proposals to amend the list of climate change factors set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to include rising temperatures. Over time this would result in more consideration of overheating at planning stage. These requirements …

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Can Daylight Standards be met Without Overheating?

Posted on February 6th 2017

We are constantly faced with the need to balance solar gain in a dwelling to maximise internal daylight standards, whilst at the same time minimising overheating risk. Large glazed areas and glazing with high transmittance are required to achieve high levels of natural daylight. Reduced glazing areas, effective solar shading and darker glass are most desirable to mitigate against overheating. …

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