MEES – Private landlords unable to rent Band F & G properties from April 2018

MEES – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue, but there has been an important publication in the last few days – The Private Rented Property Minimum Standard – landlord guidance documents. This provides the full detail of the requirements on private landlords from April 2018 Document available here:

Importance of Design SAP calculations for air tightness tests

Sometimes I am asked to carry out a certified air tightness test for Building Control sign off without a Design SAP calculation being available. I personally feel it’s really important for everyone (client, architect and builder) to know what your goal is with airtightness from the outset – whether it’s 10 or 0.1 and I’m not comfortable airtightness…