Consultation on changes to SAP

Published:  18 January, 2017

Power-Pipe is encouraging industry professionals to respond to the current public consultation on proposals to amend the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP), which is a requirement of building regulations in the UK.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy launched the consultation in November 2016, setting out 20 areas of the methodology that are under review and seeking views on the proposed changes.

While Power-Pipe welcomes the majority of the points put forward in the SAP2016 consultation, the company has strong reservations with the proposed methodology for calculating hot water under SAP as it stands, which it summarises in a series of short videos.

The company believes that, if these concerns are not addressed, this could lead to widespread abuse of the SAP system, which will result in a new performance gap being created between as built and designed performance.

Shower Duration from Power-Pipe UK on Vimeo.

The videos feature Ashley Prescott, Power-Pipe UK director, as well as Christopher Gaze, CEng FIMechE CEnv- a former TD at BRE.

Those wishing to respond to the consultation must do so by 27 January.