Peak Acoustics SAP Calculations Service
At Peak Acoustics we can offer fast, affordable turnaround on your Sap assessment calculations. We offer this for sites all around the UK.
What happens when you book your Sap calculations with us?
Our domestic energy assessor will review the plans and specifications for the project in order to produce a design SAP. They will then recommend improvements to meet local energy efficiency requirements.
When the project is complete we use the finalised details to produce the As Built Sap. This can then be used to produce the EPC. Energy Performance Certificate.
What is a Design Stage Sap?
Sap stands for Standard Assessment Procedure. It is the approved method for calculating a building’s energy efficiency for UK building regulations. A Design Stage Sap is produced by the Sap Assessor. They do this by reviewing plans and drawings for the site. They also take into account the details from the building design specification. The information allows them to calculate the energy performance of the finished building. This is also known as a predicted energy assessment.
Common recommendations include the use of renewable technology such as solar panels.
What are As Built Sap Calculations?
As Built Sap bridges the gap between the design of the building on paper and the finished structure. Details from the design stage Sap are updated to reflect the finished building. An As-Built Sap must be completed before the energy performance certificates (EPC) can be produced.
When should I get my Sap Calculations done?
The sooner the better! Overall energy performance of a building is heavily dictated by structural elements of the construction. It is much easier and cheaper to detect and rectify problems at the beginning of a project than the end.
Want to know more?
Information on the standard assessment procedure (sap) can be found within Building Regs part L1a. It also contains information on air leakage testing, building fabric improvements and calculating energy cost of a building over 12 months.