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The Code for Sustainable HomesThe Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is a wide ranging form of environmental assessment applicable to new build residential developments. The code assesses each building on a number of environmental principles. Points are awarded against each principle with an overall level between 1 and 6 given at the end of the process.

Some developers choose to use the Code as a marketing tool as even a Level 1 rating shows a significant improvement over and above Building Control minimum environemntal requirements. Overall the Code offers a standout badge of environmental stability both in the way a house has been constructeed and its ongoing environmental impact.

Other Code rated developments are driven by legislation as all publicly funded residential developments much reach Code Level 3.

BRS have experience of producing large volumes of Code assessments for a range of clients. We know that our clients want each site to be assessed on its own individual merits and with no generic advice given, so this is the service that we provide.

A specific assessor is allocated to each case and will be your single point of contact for all technical matters throughout the construction process. This way the assessor gets to understand the case and your construction methods in great detail.

The Code can be a complicated process, one which our experienced assessors and tested methodologies can help you to navigate with the minimum of fuss.

If you're looking for advice on the Code for Sustainable Homes then get in contact with us.

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What is SAP?

SAP is the government's approved methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings. It is used to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations Part L requirements and to produce Energy Performance Certificates for new buildings.

The score is based on factors such as insulation, air tightness, heating systems, ventilation and lighting. Renewable technologies such as solar power are also taken into account.

How can I submit my drawings?

You can submit your drawings by email to raymond@brsuk.co.uk. We'll shortly be implementing an online submission service where you'll be able to login on our website and upload drawings directly...watch this space!

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