Advice & Reviews
October 8, 2015

SAP & FEES Scores

To achieve compliance with your SAP calculation you need to produce an appropriate FEES score.

A FEES score is the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard which measures the proposed maximum space heating and cooling energy demand for zero carbon homes.

This figure is calculated through good awareness of thermal bridging, thermal mass and the benefits of simple heating systems.  Other products including boilers, blocks and lintels are also included in the calculation.

For most dwellings levels of 39 and 46 kWh/m2/year are proposed:

  • 39 kWh/m2/year for apartment blocks and mid-terrace homes
  • 46 kWh/m2/year for end terrace, semi-detached and detached homes

Two methods exist to show compliance with Part 1La of the Building Regulations 2014.  The first method, let’s call this Route 1, follows a ‘recipe’ produced by the government set out for builders to follow during product selection and building to meet compliance.

Following this recipe can be costly, timely and requires a wider cavity taking up more land.  Don’t get us wrong, Route 1 works, but because it abides to set values only it isn’t tailored to your development and working in a different way can help you save £££’s per development.

To remain compliant and achieve vast savings on money, time and footprint an alternative route, Route 2 can be followed.

Route 2 is devised when you work with us and our SAP partner Plasmor who together have a high level of knowledge and understanding of the products we sell everyday and SAP calculations.

Through good awareness of this we can achieve less time-consuming and more cost-effective compliant solutions with a smaller footprint – for any build.

All you need to do is contact us to arrange a consultation – let us remove the headache for you and all the while you (or your builder) can continue using traditional construction methods.

For an example on how working with us works view our handy guide telling you all you need to know on our products, SAP and Route 2, in an easy to read format – click here to view.