Code for Sustainable Homes

Energy ratings and performance certificates for new homes

Our team is highly experienced when it comes to sustainable home assessments and we can help you to manage almost anything you need with ease and efficiency. Our Code for Sustainable Homes consultants have all the experience you need to get the credits you require and we can do this regardless of what level you are trying to reach.

What Is the Code For Sustainable Homes?

The Code for Sustainable homes is a set of standards established in 2005 for building new sustainable housing that work towards UK carbon emission reduction targets. Until 2015 all new homes were obligated to be built under the guidelines, however this is now voluntary. The Code for Sustainable Homes replaced the EcoHomes as the assessment for new residential builds.

Residential buildings constructed using the Code for Sustainable Homes are inspected at the design stage and once again when construction has been completed. The standard looks at sustainability many aspects of the building’s design and construction such as:

  • Energy and carbon dioxide emissions
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Surface water run-off
  • Waste
  • Pollution
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Management
  • Ecology

Each category is held to a range of targets that the building is rated against. Once these targets have been satisfied, the home will be awarded with a certificate of approval.

Expert Code For Sustainable Homes Guidance and advice

Our Code for Sustainable Homes assessors have been involved with code ever since 2006 and this includes the overall production of the early test staging. Our assessors have also worked on plenty of high profile cases when it comes to zero carbon emissions and we work with plenty of organisations as well. This includes the Home Builders Federation and more.

Our team is highly experienced when it comes to sustainable home assessments and we can help you to manage your building project with ease and efficiency. Our code for sustainable homes consultants have all the experience you need to get the credits you require and we can do this regardless of what level you are trying to reach.

Code For Sustainable Homes Assessment Process

In order for your new build to achieve compliance with the code You will need to have your Code For Sustainable Homes, the assessment will need to be carried out by a reliable code assessor and this will normally consist of a couple of different parts.

The initial assessment is carried out at the design stage where you will also have your interim certification and once construction has been completed, you will have your final assessment.

This scheme can appear to be complicated and individuals will often need a solution to be identified by working with the design team. If you do not consult a code assessor or if you do not meet the Code For Sustainable Homes level 4 then you can put yourself at risk for losing credits and this is something you will certainly want to avoid.

If you are concerned about your Code for Sustainable Homes, Briary Energy offers a wide range of services to help you to get the best result from your energy efficiency assessments. We don’t just act as a central auditor, we can also work closely with you to make sure that everything is sorted from the initial design to the completion and this is one of the biggest benefits of hiring our team. We strongly believe that together we can collectively create and implement the best and most cost-effective solution for you as well as making sure that you achieve your goals with ease and efficiency.

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Why Choose Briary Energy For Your Home’s Sustainability Assessment?

You can count on us to help you with just about anything you need. When you hire us, you won’t need to deal with multiple contractors and you won’t need to work with your suppliers to get things done either because we will handle it all and more.

We do this with ease because we have a team of Code For Sustainable Homes and SAP assessors who work side by side. This is invaluable when you are trying to get credits and on top of this, we also have a team of ecologists as well. That means you won’t need to deal with other companies throughout the process to try and get credits for your home. Finally, our test engineers will work with you to inspect the build when it has been done so you can get the whole thing signed off quickly and faster than ever before.

What We Can Do For You

  • UK Coverage
  • FREE Assessment Reports
  • SAP Calculations
  • Ecology Reporting
  • Technologies
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Daylighting Calculations
  • Home Guides
  • Surface Water Reporting
  • Ecology Reporting

Our Code Assessors

Our code assessors have been involved with code ever since 2006 and this includes the overall production of the early test staging. Our assessors have also worked on plenty of high profile cases when it comes to zero carbon emissions and we work with plenty of organisations as well. This includes HBF and more.

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