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- Carbon Reduction Plans required for Government contract bids 16th May 2022Companies bidding for large Government contracts now have to prove how they are reducing their carbon footprint as part of the national drive towards Net Zero in 2050. From 30th September last year, contractors hoping to secure Government contracts worth more than £5million have had to provide a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) explaining how they […]
- Overheating: Building Regulations Part O 25th April 2022New rules relating to heating and cooling buildings are set to come into force in June this year. Section O of the Building Regulations 2010 will be effective from June 15 to protect the health and welfare of a building’s occupants. It will cover the design and construction of buildings to achieve two key objectives […]
- VAT relief on retrofit and renewables 25th March 2022VAT has been scrapped on energy saving products and home solar panels by the UK’s Chancellor in his Spring Statement aimed at easing the country’s cost of living crisis. The relief – down from its already discounted rate of 5% – will be in place for at least fie years, Rishi Sunak said. It covers […]
- Building Project: New modern church design 23rd March 2022Project Info Client: Church of the Pentecost Requirement: Acoustic Consultancy Architects: Turner Jackson + Day Associates Location: Peckham, South London We were proud to be part of a multi-disciplinary team that brought to life a striking contemporary place of worship in south London. The Church of Pentecost centre in Peckham combines large areas of modern […]
- Overcoming CLT acoustics challenges 17th March 2022CLT acoustics While many advantages have been identified for the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative and fire-resistant building frame material offering sustainable solutions to the construction industry – along with cost saving benefits – a number of challenges surrounding its use also exist. The primary concern relates to acoustics where CLT is used […]
- Hotel interior designers urged to work closely with MEP professionals 16th March 2022Hotel interior designers working with MEP professionals No hotel can be designed in a vacuum – it is not enough for an interior designer to have innovative ideas about the look and feel of a venue without close collaboration with MEP professionals who can help bring their creations to life safely and efficiently. True, the […]
- LETI: How to build sustainably 15th March 2022Syntegra is delighted to support the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) – a network of more than 1,000 built environment professionals working together to develop the UK’s net zero whole life carbon future. Despite its roots in London, LETI provides guidance to teams working on new build projects across the country about how to build […]
- Building Project: 750 Unit Scheme – Thurrock 24th February 2022Project Info Client: Grasslands Ltd Appointment Year: 2022 EIA Co-ordinators & Landscape Designers Location: Thurrock 750 unit scheme – Thurrock Syntegra were appointed EIA co-ordinators and landscape designers to transform a disused airfield into a 750 unit housing and retail development. The application for the 33 hectare site between Orsett and Bulphan in Essex has […]
- New Building Regulations Part L 2022 3rd February 2022New Part L Building Regulations come into force in June this year meaning residential buildings will be required to produce 30% fewer carbon emissions and non-residential buildings 27% fewer compared with current standards. Part L of the Building Regulations has been revised for the first time in a decade as part of the drive towards […]
- Support urged for hydrogen blending 21st January 2022The UK Government has been urged to increase policy support for hydrogen blending after it was revealed the country’s gas grid will be ready for distributors to begin using hydrogen and natural gas blends from 2023. The Energy Networks Association (ENA) says all five of Britain’s gas grid companies will be able to complete the […]