New Build Info
This page provides essential information when using our New Build Specifications.
In particular, please see the point below regarding SAP Calculations** & Starting Values.
New Builds are a specialist area and should only be undertaken by competent, qualified and experienced professionals requiring the services of a professional architect who can approve all surveys, investigations and oversee employment of other professional services.
The specifications only apply to dwellings up to 2 storeys with some of the specifications additionally applicable to 3 storeys.
The design and construction of the proposed works is always the responsibility of the designer, applicant and contractor.
When using our Specifications, checks should be made to ensure that they apply to your specific proposed works.
Additional Factors requiring attention for New Builds
In order to create a Complete Building Regs Specification, additional factors will need to be covered.
This should include:
- SAP Calculations**. Important Note: When using the New Build Specs and Detail Drawings, some will require modification according to your SAP assessment as many of the values provided are Starting Values. In general, these will need to be adjusted for each project (and probably won't be accepted with the existing values).
See the note in the New Builds Web App under: Part L (Cons. of Fuel & Power) >> SAP 2012 and appendix R.
- Structural Calculations
- Water Calculations.
- Other factors. Please note that this is not a complete list.
Please note that use of our specifications does not guarantee approval.