GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
STRUCTURAL LOFT CONVERSION AUDIT
PRE-PURCHASE FEASABILITY CONSULTATION
STEEL WORK CONNECTIONS
INTERIOR MINOR ALTERATIONS
CDM & ASSOCIATED REPORTS
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTS
3D MODELLING (from)
SOIL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
AIR PRESSURE TESTING
BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS
AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
SOUND INSULATION TESTING
PART F VENTILATION TESTING
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVICE & INSTALL
THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS & TESTING
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES
PART G WATER CALCS
DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
The whole world is currently facing an invisible enemy that has caused millions of people to be locked up in their homes and which made us reconsider our behavior toward the planet. This undoubtedly irreparably affects each of us psychologically, but we also need to think ahead: what will our usual daily life look like when all this ends. Although the idea of self-isolation and confinement was so shocking to begin with - I think we are all getting more used to it and even enjoying it! With our habits and way of everyday life changing, let’s look at architecture and the predictions associated with it.
We are sure some of you could not wait to leave the stuffy office and start working from home. This can be a great way to be as focused on work as possible without losing your family life. A lot of us are thinking that making the move permanently to our homes is a pretty cost effective solution going forward. A designated space with decent light and comfort should be a priority for you. We can help you make your work space efficient, comfortable, practical and of course cost-effective. For some more advice and ideas click here.
How many times during your isolation did you come across photos before and after that you could see clear skies above an industrial city? Builders of large factories will have to start taking care of the planet and the atmosphere when it comes to the materials they use and hopefully think more about the products they work with to avoid harming the planet.
Buildings designed to be practical and with little thought about hygiene and the number of people housed in a small space will no longer be an option. Just think about how much contact we have with our neighbours in the lifts, touching buttons on the intercom and door handles. The behaviour of the population is definitely changing. We are more aware of the daily contact we are making with others and the possible transference of infection. Is it possible that in the future we will no longer share the same table or lift with our colleagues, much less a communal bathroom?
Self-sufficient living doesn’t mean moving to a cabin in the woods and going back to basics! You are most likely aware of the growing concerns for our environment and the effects of global warming. In response to these issues more and more people are pursuing the idea of living in a self-sufficient home. This means that you supply all your own energy, water, sewer needs and food. They are the ultimate in green living dwellings. A self-sufficient home is also built from recycled or renewable products that are locally sourced. You can either start your self-sufficient home from scratch, or you can adopt changes to make your home more self-sufficient.
We used to think that filtration systems are an expensive accessory that do not work for the aesthetics of our home. However times have changed. Could it be that water and air filtration will be a necessary addition to our homes in the future? Manufacturers of such systems are predicted to go even further - lamps that generate UV radiation, which can kill some harmful organisms, viruses, and bacteria, will be installed, and the home systems program will not only detect bacteria but also clean them. The present is becoming futuristic already!
When you come to a change of conditions in your home, the best and fastest way is to contact the STAAC team and resolve any concerns. Until then, wash your hands, stay at home and save your loved ones.