Working alongside our sister company Cook Brown Building Control; a registered Approved Inspector, we were appointed by Wedgewood Buildings Ltd to conduct an on-construction SAP Assessment & Energy Performance Certificate for a cabin style holiday retreat property, in South Devon.

The retreat has been designed as a single-storey timber clad building, with a first-floor gallery overlooking the living room and a balcony offering panoramic views over the countryside. The clever design of the building allows for ample natural light from skylights, a patio door and large glass windows to the front of the building.

The dwelling receives its electrical energy from an existing solar PV system in an adjacent field, which provides a good fabric u-value and allows the building to be very airtight, in conjunction with the Solar PV the resulting property is carbon positive.

“I am pleased that this project achieved a carbon positive EPC for the dwelling. The project was well managed from the design stage to completion, and all factors of energy and sustainability were considered to ensure a positive outcome for the completed project.”

Mike Lindlahr, Senior Energy Consultant

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