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BRUKL Calculations (Non-Domestic)

BRUKL (Building Regulations United Kingdom Part L) calculations are used to predict the energy efficiency of new buildings.  If you are constructing a new non-domestic building in the UK you will need to have BRUKL calculations completed by an accredited energy assessor in order to obtain an EPC on completion of your property.  You may also require BRUKL calculations for an extension depending upon its size and nature.  If you are unsure if you require calculations for an extension then please contact us or your building control officer to discuss this.

For new non-domestic buildings, a BRUKL calculation and a Predicted EPC should be submitted to building control before construction work is started.  However, we often find clients only discover that they need BRUKL calculations at the end of their project, once the building has been constructed.  This is not the way the system is intended to work. Leaving it this late can also make compliance much more difficult and expensive.  If your building requires improvements to meet the minimum energy standards required, you may find you have to redo parts of the construction to retrofit improvements.  Involving us early in the project (at the design phase) can not only prevent this but also save you money.  Our experienced assessors can help advise you, helping you comply in the most efficient manner for your specific building. 

A BRUKL calculation for a new commercial, industrial or agricultural building is a desktop exercise.  The client or their designer submits drawings, plans and specifications of the development to the accredited assessor for use in the calculations. It is recommended that the BRUKL calculation is undertaken early in the design process, this will help to prevent any costly redesign of the building.

A full BRUKL calculation will usually involve 4 key stages:

  1. As Designed (Draft)
  2. As Designed (Final)
  3. As Built (Draft)
  4. As Built (Final)

Building Regulations are an area of legislation that has now been devolved in the United Kingdom to each of the different administrations.  At the moment the rules in England and Wales are essentially the same, however different rules and systems apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Additionally, some areas have additional requirements as part of the planning process.  Here at Rowleys Commercial Energy Assessment Limited, our assessors are used to working with your building control officer to help you through this complex process wherever your building is located.

Our assessment team usually use SBEM to model your building and produce your reports.  However, we can also arrange for Dynamic Simulation Modelling to be completed if this level of design is required or requested.

The cost of BRUKL calculations can vary significantly depending of the size and complexity of your project.  Please contact us for a quotation supplying as much information about your project as you can.  We are always happy to discuss your specific requirements with you.

Energy Assessments, Certificates & Expert Advice

Rowleys Commercial Energy Assessment Limited is a leading provider of energy assessment services nationwide.  We can arrange all forms of energy assessment as required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Regulations throughout England, Wales and Scotland from our base in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Other Services

Unfortunately these services are not currently available nationwide.  They are routinely available from our Grantham & Nuneaton offices and may be available in other areas.  Typically, the area covered from our Grantham office includes: Ancaster, Bingham, Bottesford, Bourne, Cranwell, Colsterworth, Melton Mowbray, Newark-Upon-Trent, Oakham, Stamford & Sleaford.  The area covered from our Nuneaton office includes: Birmingham, Coventry, Hinckley, Redditch, Royal Lemmington Spa, Rugby, Tamworth, and West Bromwich.  Please contact us for more information outside of these areas.

Always remember we are a family run business not a panel.  We specialise in providing personal professional services which we can tailor to meet your specific needs.  Please contact us for a no obligation hassle free quotation.

The Benefits of Using RCEA

  • Independent and Professional Service to the Public & Private Sector.
  • Fully Accredited Energy Assessors.
  • Over 40 years experience in surveying commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Expert knowledge to resolve your energy performance issues.

I personally have always found the communications to be excellent, the response to enquiries immediate and the workmanship of absolutely top quality. The emphasis is always on customer care, whether that is direct with us as their client, or with the customers' homes that they are assessing on our behalf.

The accuracy of the assessments and the details of the floorplans are never in question, and after a brief spell thinking the grass may be greener, we were soon back working with Peter and the team.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Rowleys Commercial Energy Assessments Limited to any of our other offices or anyone who may consider using them.

Rowleys Commercial Energy Assessment Limited is considered a close working partner of Newton Fallowell Estate Agents.

Tony Ruby, Local Partner

Tony Ruby, Local Partner

Newton Fallowell, Grantham Branch. http://www.newtonfallowell.co.uk/

Services for Commercial Properties

Rowleys Commercial Energy Assessment Limited is a leading provider of non-domestic energy assessment services nationwide.  Our commercial properties team can arrange all forms of energy assessment as required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations throughout England, Wales and Scotland from our base in Grantham, Lincolnshire.  Whether your building is commercial, industrial or agricultural, we can help you meet your energy performance obligations.

Non-Domestic Services

These include:

Always remember we are a family run business not a panel.  We specialise in providing personal professional services which we tailor to meet your specific needs.  Depending on the nature and complexity of your project, we can either manage it directly from our Head Office or put you in direct contact with one of our assessors local to you.  It doesn't matter if you're looking for a single assessment, a complete solution for your small business or assessments for a nationwide portfolio, we're here to help.  Please contact us to find out more.

Landlords and Agents

We provide bespoke services to many landlords, estate agents and lettings agents.  These range from complete management of energy assessments on your property portfolio through to package deals for the different assessments your clients need.  We can invoice clients directly or invoice you, whichever fits your business model best.  In some cases we are also able to collect payments for our services on your behalf.  Please contact us to find out more.

Do you also provide domestic property services? We also provide domestic services including energy performance certificates, floor plans and legionella risk assessments.  Read more here.

Non-Domestic Services Map

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