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Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge

We recently completed this project for Virgin Money in Fargate in Sheffield. A truly unique project, that required all members of the team to work collaboratively and proactively. The fit out included some very interesting details, unusual finishes and a bowling alley in the basement. Check out the video to see some of the attention to detail! For more information please contact us at info@energy-lab.co.uk or check out some of our other projects on www.energy-lab.co.uk….

Construction Products Regulation – latest updates for data cabling

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has been in force since 2011, but is being phased in over a number of years. One of the latest phases applied from 1st July 2016 and relates to the fire performance requirements of construction products, including cables that are fixed in a building. CPR will require all cables marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA) to carry a CE mark. To get a CE mark, all cables will require to…

Brexit – What does it mean for managing energy in your building?

Many of the current legal obligations for energy management are based on EU legislation, such as DECs and ESOS, so will Brexit affect the way be manage energy in the future? The answer, like most Brexit answers at the moment, is ‘maybe’. Unsurprisingly environmental and energy management legislation is complex and will take some unpicking, but here is a synopsis of what we do know: UK Legislation such as Climate Change Levy, Enhanced Capital Allowances…

CfSH and the new planning approach

Planning now: Until recently, as well as complying with the Building Regulations, developers had to comply with any additional requirements imposed on them by local planning authorities by way of planning conditions. What is the new approach? The new approach is an attempt to simplify the process and combine some Planning requirements within the Building Control requirements. How? Optional requirements are to be introduced for the first time. Local planning authorities can choose whether or not…