Footings & Foundations
buildings. It calculates a dwelling’s CO2
emissions, as well as its typical annual energy
costs for space heating, water heating and
Why do I need one?
All UK newbuild homes require a SAP
assessment to meet the Part L Building
Regulations. By carrying out a SAP assessment
at concept design stage, self-builders can ensure
a project is planned and executed with regulation
in mind, saving both time and money.
The team also used its quantity take-off
service to determine exactly which products,
and in what quantities, I would need for the
entire project. This bill of materials has been
generated using Jewson product codes, meaning
I can minimise the risk of deviating from the
specifi cation when purchasing materials. In
addition, I’ve been able to pre-order everything I
need ready for the different phases of the build,
so my products will arrive on-site as and when I
Had this service not been in place, I would
have spent countless hours searching for
products that would match my specifi cation
exactly. Needless to say, the quantity take off
service provided by the Build Aviator team
through Jewson saved me a lot of hassle.
What is a quantity take-off service?
Also known as an estimation service, a quantity
take-off provides an estimate of materials,
labour and plant tool hire required to complete a
project, using products locally available to you.
The service can provide a suite of bespoke
personalised reports, which include product
summaries, bill of quantities, schedule of works,
pricing sheets and tool hire reports.
If a SAP assessment has already been
conducted, some services such as Build Aviator
can provide additional benefi t by using the
product specifi cation from the SAP report. This
will assist in reducing risk of non-compliance
due to material deviation.
Right now, the steelworks are close to being
fi nished and work is set to begin on the roof. The
Build Aviator team are making regular visits to
the site to check on progress and help ensure
everything is running smoothly.
While I still have a long way to go to fi nish
my dream home, I’m making the most of it, and
taking the time to enjoy the process. Is it scary?
Of course! But knowing I’ll have a home I can
call my own when I sit on my sofa at night is
getting me through.
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