Code for sustainable homes – hydrology reports towards sur1 and sur2

Code for sustainable homes – hydrology reports towards sur1 and sur2

All new social housing schemes in England must have a Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) rating. While many local authorities in England are requiring the Code for Sustainable Homes to be met as a condition of the planning for private housing schemes. We assist Clients, Architects and others involved in projects to identify or design sustainable drainage and flood risk mitigation works and advise on compliance and performance against the categories Sur 1 (Surface Water Run-off) and Sur 2 (Flood Risk). The Code for Sustainable Homes...

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Basement impact assessments and groundwater

Basement impact assessments and groundwater

Land values are generally going up in central London and starting to rise in the suburbs. With development space is severely limited, there is intense commercial pressure to ensure that all development maximises usable space.  Basements are often expensive construction elements. They can often only be justified when usable space is at a premium. Basement developments typically have an impact on local flooding, groundwater flow and water quality and can cause ground movements. All these issues could impact on immediate neighbouring...

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Private Houses

Private Houses

We have considerable experience on the civil engineering design to support external and internal works for important clients. Most houses are grade 1 or 2 listed and works need to be designed sensitively. Many of these estates have tree preservation orders and other special issues. Our experience of the design and specification of trenchless solutions across site for services (including directional drilling) can be extremely valuable to clients. We have particular experience in groundwater and surface water systems around major new build...

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