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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy by Project 4 Loft Conversion Specialists

 

What is renewable energy?

Project 4 are renewable energy specialists and are happy to discuss any ideas or requirements you may have in line with your building project, please call now for a no obligation quote.

Renewable energy effectively uses natural resources such as the sun, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.

Why choose solar power?

As sunlight is constant solar power is renewable-and the technology used for solar hot water heating is simple, effective and the most tried and tested, which makes it easy to adopt.

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VELUX Solar hot water system

The Velux solar hot water system is designed to integrate easily within the heating system of your home; their solar tank is compatible with most types of auxiliary heating systems. The Velux solar collectors are sleek in design and high in efficiency; they supply up to 70% of your hot water requirements and are affordable!

How does solar thermal work?

The key components in solar thermal is the collector that is heated by the sun rays. There are two main components in the solar system. First you need to absorb the sun's energy, this is done in a solar collector on the roof. Secondly you need to store the energy and this occurs when transferring it into stored hot water for use later.

What if there is no sun or it is cloudy?

Solar collectors use irradiation off the sun so even on a cloudy day the can absorb significant energy. When the sun shines a greater amount of energy can be absorbed.

Do I still need a boiler?

Yes. You will require a backup heat source such as an emersion heater as the solar system only provides hot water

Ground Source Heat Pumps

A ground source heat pump is an electrically powered system that uses natural energy to heat your home.

Ground source can provide low cost comfortable heating that uses sustainable energy, causing no direct emissions or other damage to the environment.

Ground Source Heat Pumps are suitable for a variety of different properties and are designed to be the sole source of heating and hot water.

Velux Windows

Velux Light

Great things can happen when we incorporate light into room designs. The airy feel of natural light can transform a room and with careful positioning of windows you can bring harmony into your home. At project4 we aim to set the mood and find a balance in the way we open up a space for you all to enjoy.

Positioning

It's important to consider the position of your home when thinking about installing your velux roof windows. To ensure a room has an ample supply of light it is recommended a minimum 15% of glazed area to floor space.

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

  • Why Install A Velux Roof Window

    Window Operation

    Installation Sequence

    Bringing Light To Life

Loft Procedures

Loft Conversion Specialists - Procedures

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  • As soon as you have received your fixed quotation the procedure for the work to be carried out can begin upon your instruction.
  • We then arrange for our architect to have an initial site visit to survey the property so they can produce a set of plans to your approval, any idea's or thoughts you have can be discussed with the architect at this point.
  • We will then send you a preliminary set of drawings for your approval, once approved by yourselves we will arrange a second meeting to go over any queries you may have or any further design idea's etc.
  • When all parties have agreed and are satisfied with the approved drawings, work can commence upon a suitable date.
  • A schedule of works will be provided for yourselves by Project 4 outlining all works to be carried out from start to finish.

Loft Conversion Company

Project 4 cover loft conversions in the following areas:

loft conversion Harrogate - Project-4 have completed a large amount of loft conversions & home extensions in Harrogate take a look at our Blog for more details.

Loft conversion Leeds - Leeds is not far from Project-4's head office and we have completed some very successful loft conversions & home extensions. Click here to view an example.

loft conversion Hull - Project-4 have worked on a number of loft conversions & home extensions in the Hull area take a look at our Blog for more details.

loft conversion Beverley - Project-4 are not far away from Beverley and have completed a number of loft conversions & home extensions in the Beverley area take a look at our Gallery for more details and sample projects.

Building Regulations

Building Regulations

Project 4 Loft Conversion Specialists

Constantly evolving on a yearly basis, Building Regulations will continue to improve with the aim of providing higher build standards and greater, more energy efficient homes.

Our longstanding working relationship with Graham Scott design associates ltd M.I.A.S.,M.B. Eng keeps us up to date with the mine field of building regulations.

What are the building regulations?

The building regulations set standards for the design and construction of building’s, primarily to ensure the safety and health for people in or around those building’s, but also for energy conservation and access to and about those buildings.

Fundamental reasons that apply to building regulations and loft conversions;

  • The structural strength of the new floor is sufficient.
  • The stability of the structure (inc existing roof) is not endangered.
  • Safe escape roof from a fire.
  • Reasonable sound insulation between the conversion and the room below.

Building control

The main function of building control is to ensure compliance with the building regulation’s. The function is carried out by a building control body (BCB) either the local authority building control service or a private sector approved inspector(AI)

Working alongside an approved inspector(Building control UK ltd) we can ensure no time delays ensuring a more efficient working relationship.

What are approved inspectors?

Approved inspectors are qualified and experienced private sector building control professionals and consultancies who can help developer’s, designers and contractors achieve building regulations approval on almost any construction project.

Approved inspectors provide a cost-effective and client friendly alternative to local authority building control.

There are currently about 60 Approved inspectors in England and Wales, accounting for about 20% of all building control work; half of the country's top 10 building control bodies are approved inspectors.

Approved inspectors are professional and specialist advisor’s. They guide clients through the maze of building regulations.

Once appointed, it is an approved inspector's responsibility to take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that the building work complies with building regulations throughout the process. When you use an approved inspector, they will take responsibility for plan checking and inspection of building work.

The procedure requires you and the approved inspector jointly to notify your local authority of your intended building work on what is called an initial notice'. Once this notice has been accepted by your authority the responsibility will be formally placed with the approved inspector.

An approved inspector will; advise you on how the building regulations apply to your work; check your plan’s; issue a plans certificate (if requested);inspect the work as it progresses and issue a final certificate.

The approval process for certifying Approved Inspectors is rigorous, ensuring the highest standards are maintained.

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