NEW HOMES, HOUSE BUILDING AND PROPERTY

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Commercail Energy Reports, Home Condition Reports, News, Party Wall, Surveying, Uncategorized

The number of new homes being completed is exceeding 2014 figures by 14%. The majority house building was made up of private sector completions.  According to Knight Frank prime UK waterfront property is 70% above that of inland homes. The Environment Agency saying 1.8m homes in the UK are at risk from sea or river flooding.  Jeremy Corbyn is proposing … Read More

UNDERPINNING FOUNDATIONS

Andrew WilliamsParty Wall

UNDERPINNING FOUNDATIONS, Building Regulations, Party Wall Notices and CDM. Underpinning foundations is structural work and notifiable under the Building Regulations. You must make an application to the building control authority in all cases, without exception. If the underpinning works are to be carried out adjacent or in close proximity to another existing building, you need to ensure the requirements of … Read More

HOUSING STARTS – REFORM OF HOLIDAY HOME INHERITANCE

Andrew WilliamsNews, Surveying

(Housing Starts – Reproduced from Property Matters) Shortage of skilled construction workers will hit housebuilding The Economist reports on the shortage of bricks and bricklayers in the UK and how it could slow the pace of house building. Mark Farmer of EC Harris has said, “Either we need more people or we need to construct homes in a different way. … Read More

EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015

Andrew WilliamsCommercial Energy Reports, Commercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Legal, News

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC) Both domestic and commercial buildings require Energy Performance Certificates when they are sold or let. The ratings on both types of certificate go from A (the highest) to G. (the lowest) Domestic energy performance certificates for existing dwellings are assessed using RdSAP. (Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure.). Domestic ratings run from 1 (G) the worst  to … Read More

Planning Permission not obtained.

Andrew WilliamsBooks, Extensions, Legal, News

The London Borough Ealing issued an enforcement notice against Dragan Milinkovic in 2011 because planning permission had not been obtained to convert a house he owned into three flats. The enforcement notice requiring him to stop using the building as flats.  The council also maintained that the flats were substandard. When the enforcement notice was ignored, a letter of caution was issued by … Read More

EPCs – Energy Performance Certificates

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Commercail Energy Reports, Commercial Energy Reports, Commercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Home Buyer report, Home Condition Reports, Party Wall, Photographic Condition Reports, Surveying, Uncategorized

  Chartered Surveyors            Energy Performance Certificates are required when selling or renting a domestic or commercial building. For domestic premises the EPC can be completed very quickly but because commercial premises are more complex, a commercial EPC is calculated using the SBEM formula. Andrew R Williams & Associates are qualified to carry out both types of EPC. Energy Saving Ideas … Read More

Land wanted for housebuilding

Andrew WilliamsExtensions, Land wanted, Surveying

Land wanted for house building We have clients looking for land in the Northwest  (eg  St Helens, Liverpool, Widnes) If you have land for sale preferably with Planning Permission, drop us a line on info@andrewrwilliams.co.uk Land wanted for house building Land wanted for house building Widnes, St Helens, Liverpool, Warrington Land wanted for house building Land wanted for house building … Read More

What is a Commercial EPC?

Andrew WilliamsBooks, Commercail Energy Reports, Commercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Surveying

  Chartered Surveyors   A commercial Energy Performance Certificate is a document intended to give an estimate of the energy usage and CO2 emissions of a commercial building. The Commercial EPC is information for the prospective purchaser or tenants and can be used to compare one building against another of similar type.   When do I need a Commercial EPC? … Read More