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Category: Building Services

Building Services Guide

The world of new build homes in the UK can be both exciting and overwhelming. An essential part of this journey is understanding the building services that will define the comfort, indoor air quality, and energy performance of your new home. This comprehensive guide serves as an invaluable resource for […]

Building Service Controls and Meters

Building service controls and meters are integral components of new build homes, playing a critical role in energy management and enhancing occupant comfort. This page provides homeowners with a detailed guide on effective heating controls, as well as ventilation and electric controls, covering the key considerations and best practices for […]

Hot and Cold Water

Managing the hot and cold water systems effectively is a key aspect of any new build home, directly impacting its energy efficiency, sustainability, and the overall comfort of its occupants. This page delves into various critical elements of water management, including pipework insulation, rainwater harvesting, waste water heat recovery, unvented […]

Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in the design and functionality of new build homes. It not only affects the aesthetic appeal but also significantly impacts the energy efficiency and environmental footprint of a home. This page offers a comprehensive guide for homeowners on fixed lighting and downlights, two prevalent lighting […]

Overheating

As global temperatures rise and urban areas expand, managing overheating in new build homes has become increasingly important for ensuring comfort and maintaining energy efficiency. This section provides homeowners with essential strategies and insights into preventing and managing overheating, a challenge that is becoming more prevalent in modern housing design. […]

Photovoltaic Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) panels represent a cornerstone of sustainable living in new build homes, offering an eco-friendly solution for electricity generation. In this age of heightened environmental awareness and energy efficiency, incorporating PV panels into home design is not just a trend but a responsible choice. This page provides homeowners with […]

Ventilation

Ventilation is a fundamental component of modern building design, particularly in new build homes. It plays a pivotal role in creating a healthy and comfortable living environment. Adequate ventilation is key to maintaining good indoor air quality, regulating moisture levels, and preventing the buildup of pollutants and allergens. In new […]

Space Heating

Space heating is a vital aspect of comfort and energy efficiency in new build homes. From traditional radiators to innovative underfloor heating, ground and air source heat pumps, district heating systems, combined heat and power (CHP) units, gas boilers, and more, the choices for heating your home are diverse and […]