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BOOK SURVEY

LEAF takes a ‘fabric first’ approach to improving the energy performance of a building. Property owners should seek to maximise the energy efficiency of their building before considering any renewable energy solutions.

For the LEAF team, it all starts with a seemingly simple question - what is the motivation? Lower bills? Lower emissions? Lower embodied carbon? Compliance (PAS 2035)? We are keen to know the reasoning behind your enquiry because every answer will help inform the direction of the retrofit journey. 

After an initial telephone consultation a LEAF Architect will visit your property, discuss your goals and talk through the LEAF process as a whole. We walk around the property carrying out a non-invasive survey to assess state of repair, method of construction and the effectiveness of any existing insulation. Prior to a site visit we also carry out due diligence checks of the likely planning and building control requirements that might arise out of a retrofit.

Combined with an understanding of your own motivations and an idea of how you use the property this overview will inform and provide an insight into where we should best focus our energies going forward in order to improve the building’s thermal performance. 

Survey prices are listed in the table below, book an initial call via the Booking button. All prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

If a property is significantly larger than we had anticipated we reserve the right to charge for our time accordingly. 

LEAF Survey

1 Bedroom
£380+Vat

4 Bedroom
£760+Vat

2 Bedroom
£480+Vat

5 Bedroom +
Price on request

3 Bedroom
£680+Vat

Listed Property 
Price on request

For properties located outside of the the following postcodes a travel charge of £35 per hour will be applied BN1, BN2, BN3, BN6, BN7, BN9, BN10, BN41, BN42, BN43, BN45. Site surveys only carried out within a 20 mile radius of Brighton and Hove. 

Outcomes

Discuss your retrofit goals and motivations
Discuss how you live in and patterns of use in your property 
Carry out a non invasive assessment of the condition of  your property; construction type and existing insulation.

Written report highlighting possible maintenance issues which will need to be addressed prior to retrofit.
Outine any statutory complainces which will need to be adhered to.
Outline retrofit measures which are possible to your property.
Discuss report and explore opportunities to progress to stage 3 of the LEAF process.

LEAF Process

Our LEAF process will provide you with three reports, depending on the level of service you require. They recommend changes which range from simple to 'Whole House' solutions that can done immediately or over the course of 25 years. The recommendations are all tested robustly to ensure each staged improvement works symbiotically with the last, avoiding any long term unintended consequences.

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Enquiry

For the LEAF team, it all starts with a seemingly simple question - what is the motivation? Lower bills? Lower emissions? Lower embodied carbon? Compliance (PAS 2035)? We are keen to know the reasoning for your enquiry because every answer will help inform the direction of the retrofit journey.

Discovery

You will receive our ‘LEAF Client Questionnaire’. This helps us define and understand your requirements and gain important insights into the condition of the property/housing stock. Our accompanying informative guidance called ‘is your property retrofit ready?’ can give you an idea of the first enabling steps potentially needed for a whole building retrofit.

Are you Retrofit Ready?

Buildings function as a whole, sensitive to changes that happen within them, so planning retrofit and maintenance measures in isolation rather than as part of a joined-up process risks incurring unintended consequences, such as inappropriate insulation specification and positioning leading to moisture degradation of a building fabric. 

 

LEAF is here to provided solid guidance to those seeking to navigate the journey towards energy reduction and decarbonisation in existing buildings. Before you embark on the retrofit journey you will need to ensure your building is 'Retrofit Ready' as simple maintenance can increase both internal comfort and the fuel efficiency of the building, as it allows the building to work as effectively as possible. For instance cracks in the render may contribute to damp, which in turn will lead to mould growth.

Maintenance makes your building ‘retrofit ready’ and should be done before undertaking larger measures. Access the LEAF Retrofit Ready guide and see what you can do to start the journey.

Download the LEAF Retrofit Ready Guide

Click here to download

LEAF accreditations & memberships

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