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Air Tightness Testing | The what, when & how | Buildpass

June 14, 2021

Air Pressure Test

Learn the importance of air tightness testing for energy-efficient homes and find out what an airtightness test involves. Find out the best time to do an air tightness test and how to get a good result.Read the full article…

Guest Post: How window reveals can impact energy efficiency

June 8, 2021

Aerogel

We’re delighted to share another article in the Buildpass Guest Post Series. Today we’re hearing from the brilliant A. Proctor Group all about how window reveals can impact energy efficiency (and they’re ‘go to’ product to keep these energy issues at bay).Read the full article…

What is a kilo-watt hour? | How to calculate kWh

May 31, 2021

Kilowatt Hour

A kilo-watt hour (kWh) is a measure of how much energy a property uses. But what does this actually mean and how can you use it to measure your energy usage?Read the full article…

The 7 principles of sustainable construction

May 21, 2021

The 7 principles of sustainable construction

Discover the foundational principles of sustainable construction and how you can employ them to improve the energy efficiency of your next build.Read the full article…

What are display energy certificates? | A Guide.

May 14, 2021

Display Energy Certificate

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) show the energy performance of non domestic buildings based on their actual energy consumption. Here we discuss what DECs are, why you need them and how to get them.Read the full article…

How can sustainable construction tackle the overheating crisis?

May 6, 2021

Overheating in buildings

Overheating in buildings is a growing problem in the UK and can cause both discomfort and a negative environmental impact. We explore how sustainable construction can minimise overheating in dwellings.Read the full article…

Client Stories | Arms Garden

May 2, 2021

Buildpass were recently invited to work with the idyllic Arms Garden – a rural development of 14 plots – on their SAP calculations, air leakage tests and energy performance certificates. Find out more in our latest case study.Read the full article…

What is life cycle costing and why should we get on board early?

April 22, 2021

Life Cycle Costin

Life cycle costing has always held a significant role when it comes to the design and development of buildings – however, recently we have seen a considerable surge in the need for it. In our latest blog, we explore what life cycle costing is and why it is something we all need to consider.Read the full article…

What is ventilation testing?

April 16, 2021

Part F Ventilation Testing

Ventilation testing is a crucial – but often overlooked – element of new developments. But what is ventilation testing, and why do we need it? Read our latest blog to find out more about ventilation testing and why your new build property requires it.Read the full article…

The Urban Greening Factor | What does it mean for London?

April 11, 2021

The Urban Greening Factor

As the UK’s urban areas become busier and busier, so too does our impact on the planet. And that’s why we are so excited by the Urban Greening Factor. But what is the Urban Greening Factor, why do we need it and what does it mean for London? Find out all this – and more – in our latest article.Read the full article…

Client Stories | Deanfield Homes.

April 5, 2021

Deanfield Homes SAP Calculations

Buildpass recently had the pleasure of working with Deanfield Homes, an established, experienced housebuilder specialising in small to medium sized residential developments. Their ethos is one of ‘creating new homes in environments that have a real sense of space’. When they chose Buildpass to support them with a multi-layered project, we jumped at the chance! Read our latest case study blog to find out more.Read the full article…

What’s next for the renewable heat incentive?

March 21, 2021

Renewable Heat Incentive

The renewable heat incentive has been extended until 31 March 2022 – but what does this change really mean, and are you eligible for the scheme? Find out in our latest blog post.Read the full article…

What is sustainable urban drainage?

March 13, 2021

Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS)

Have you heard of sustainable urban drainage (SUDS)? It’s a water management system designed to handle natural water processes in an environmentally conscious, efficient manner. We’ve drawn together the full lowdown on SUDS in our latest blog article.Read the full article…

What is a sustainability statement?

March 5, 2021

Sustainability Statement

Your sustainability statement is a comprehensive, multifaceted report that shows the many aspects of environmental impact of any given development. It shows how you – the developer – will address local objectives and create a sustainable, efficient home. Read our latest article to find out more.Read the full article…

10 top tips for improving your air test score

February 26, 2021

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You can save yourself the stress of a failed air test score by putting the systems and procedures in place to guarantee you pass your air test first time. And if you don’t pass, there are simple tweaks you can make. Read our latest article where we share our 10 top tips for improving your air test score.Read the full article…

What are the changes to SAP 10 (and what will it mean for you)?

February 19, 2021

SAP 10

Back in 2018, the UK Government announced that SAP 10 would be launching in 2019-2020. And while (unsurprisingly!) we’ve seen this take a back seat for the time being. However, now is the time to familiarise and prepare yourself for the changes on the horizon. Read our latest article to find out more about the changes to SAP 10 (and what it could mean for you).Read the full article…

What is the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge? | Buildpass Investigates.

February 11, 2021

RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge has been designed to help architects meet net zero whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030. But, what core areas is the Climate Challenge focusing on, and what are its specific targets? We dig deeper in our latest article.Read the full article…

“Building Better, Building Beautiful” | What new local standards can we expect?

February 5, 2021

Building Better, Building Beautiful

On January 30, 2020, the “Building Better, Building Beautiful” Commission published their final report. Now, one year later, we are starting to see the seeds of that report come into fruition. Read our latest article on how the new rules, frameworks and funding opportunities created by the Government to help local communities “live in beauty”.Read the full article…

Blow-in Cellulose Insulation | A Guide.

January 29, 2021

Cellulose Insulation

Heard of blow-in cellulose insulation and wondering whether it’s the right option for your home? There are a few things you need to consider before settling on an answer. Read our latest blog, where we outline the pros and cons of this popular attic and closed wall insulation type.Read the full article…

When is the right time to get an air tightness test undertaken?

January 22, 2021

Air Pressure Test

Your air tightness test is a core part of any energy efficient dwelling strategy. But when is the right time to take your air test, how long does it take, what will it cost and what happens if you fail? We’re answering this – and more – in our latest blog.Read the full article…

What is the performance gap? | A Guide.

January 15, 2021

The Performance Gap

What is the performance gap? The performance hap is the difference between the predicted energy performance of a dwelling and the actual performance. It’s a concept that is growing in interest, and now forms a key part of the Future Homes Standard. Find out more about the performance gap in our latest blog.Read the full article…

Guest post: Underfloor heating and the Government’s 10-point plan.

January 7, 2021

Continal Underfloor Heating

We’re pleased as punch to kick-off 2021 with another article in the Buildpass Guest Post Series! Today, we’re talking to Chris from Continal Underfloor Heating about the government’s 10-point plan and how underfloor heating fits into it. Visit our blog to find out more.Read the full article…

A look back at 2020.

December 21, 2020

There is no escaping the fact that 2020 has been a challenging, difficult year. However… We want to celebrate the things that, here at Buildpass, we have achieved, despite the setbacks. Because – actually – there is a lot to be proud of. We hope you will join us in our reflections.

Take a look at our latest blog for our ‘look back at 2020’.Read the full article…

Buildpass investigates… the London Local Plan.

December 16, 2020

London Plan

The London Local Plan is a strategic policy set out by the Mayor of London for the whole of the capital. It differs from ‘normal’ local plans, and so can be a bit more confusing to get to grips with. That’s why we’ve dug into it in our latest ‘Buildpass investigates… ‘ article.Read the full article…

Triple glazing – is it worth it?

December 10, 2020

Triple Glazed Windows

Choosing the right glazing is an important investment when building a sustainable home. But what is the right choice for you? We’re exploring the differences between double and triple glazing in our latest blog, and whether or not triple is the best way forward for your next project.Read the full article…

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