BRUKL Reports and SBEM Calculations in Durham
Our fully accredited Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) assessors can provide all the calculations and documentation that are required by building control to demonstrate your new build commercial development in Durham complies with the UK Building Regulations Part L.
SBEM is the methodology used to produce a Non-Domestic EPC. When the property is newly built, this will need to be accompanied with a Building Regulations United Kingdom Part L (BRUKL) report, which is used to demonstrate compliance. This is also produced using an SBEM Calculation, however it is a much more detailed version, and rather than using data collected during a site visit,it is based on the architectural drawings and manufacturers specifications for materials used in the build. Unlike the EPC, a BRUKL report gives the development a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ rating.
To produce BRUKL reports, the assessor must hold a Level 4 or Level 5 SBEM accreditation. We can carry out SBEM calculations and produce BRUKL reports for Durham property projects of any size or complexity, but are just as happy to work on single unit developments.
BRUKL reports are produced entirely from architectural drawings and technical specifications provided to us by the client, so to quote your work we will need you to provide us with a copy of the drawings. The calculation itself requires a high level of detail about the material that has gone into the build, including makes and models of insulation used. As this detail is not possible to obtain visually on site, SBEM calculations, Brukl Reports and the new build Commercial EPC do not require a site visit, but are instead produced from the information provided.
We advise getting SBEM Calculations done initially as ‘design stage SBEM Calculations’, before commencing work on site, so any changes required to ensure compliance can be easily accommodated. The calculation can then be run again on completion in the form of ‘as built SBEM calculations’, and your BRUKL compliance report and On Construction Commercial EPC will be produced.
In cases where ‘design stage SBEM calculations’ have not been produced and the property is already built, we can still produce you an ‘as built SBEM Calculation’ and can then advise on the most practical way to achieve compliance in the event that the building fails. When you are ready we can then provide the completed BRUKL compliance report and the completed and lodged On Construction Commercial EPC.
We can also provide other certification services you may require for compliance and building control sign off, including Air Tightness Testing, Ventilation Testing and Sound Testing in Durham and surrounding areas.
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