Changes to Building Regulations – June 2022

Building Regulations Changes Take Effect June 2022 – What You Need to Know Next month there will be significant changes to building regulations. These are aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings to help the country move towards its targets for Net Zero by 2050. These changes are an interim measure to improve energy…

What is happening to construction costs?

What is happening to construction costs? We have been working with Davide di Martino from Unagru Architects https://www.unagru.com recently on a project in Richmond. The project is to demolish a bungalow and replace it with a two-storey house. During this time construction costs have seen a big change. We first met our clients in October…

Rob Bohm Heating and Energy Consultant

Are vampire appliances sucking your cash? How 23% of your electricity bill may come from devices you aren’t using

Our Heating and Energy Consultant Rob Bohm talks to Steve Boggan about Vampire appliances! Steve says.. Rob Bohm is a consultant who specialises in saving people from parasites hiding in our homes. In our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and studies – creatures that constantly, 24 hours a day, suck money out of our bank accounts.…

Prices keep rising…! Are you renovating or making changes to your home on a budget?

Are you renovating a house on a budget? Home improvements are a wise financial investment, but with fast rising prices and current market conditions, it is now even more crucial for you to stay in control of your home renovation costs. The team at CLPM help architects, homeowners and property developer keep a tight control…

permitted development changes September 2020

Permitted Development Changes September 2020 – Good or Bad News?

Permitted Development Changes in England The Prime Minister has both announced – and hinted at – some major changes to Permitted Development rights for England as part of his Build, Build, Build campaign. From September this year we are to understand that homeowners living in the majority of post-war homes (whether they are detached, semi-detached…

Impact of Covid-19 on Residential Building Contracts

Impact of Covid-19 on Residential Building Contracts

What is the impact of Covid-19 on residential building contracts? In this blog CLPM’s Quantity Surveying team explore how Covid-19 is impacting construction works in the residential building market, and how we are advising and supporting our clients through this difficult time.  Covid-19’s impact on Contract Administration The role of the Contract Administrator has always…