Written by Jason Richards

Part L Compliance & EPC

ZED were delighted to work with the BBC show DIY SOS on its latest sustainable building project. We produced an energy model and Part L compliance verification for the build. Our involvement ensured that the  new building for Getaway Girls is compliant with Part L of  the Building Regulations, which concerns the conservation of fuel and power.

Our Technical Director, Jason Richards, previously worked with DIY SOS on a big build in Blackburn that provided accommodation for the charity Nightsafe. We are thrilled to have had our services enlisted again to support a local charity.

The team from DIY SOS, a show that helps transform houses across Britain, came together with BBC Radio 2 in a nine-day venture to construct a new site for a charity in Leeds, UK. Alongside DIY SOS and BBC Radio 2, we were joined by Jo Love from ADP, who provided interior design services for the project.

The charity Getaway Girls, which works to empower young women and girls, will receive a brand new home in Seacroft. It will have counselling rooms, a garden, offices, activity spaces, a creche and a music and media studio. The build is part of the Children in Need 2022 campaign.

ZED team with Zoe Ball
Left To right: Zoe Ball (BBC Radio 2 Presenter), Jason Richards (ZED) and Jordan Turner (ZED).
ZED with ADP and DIY SOS
Left To right: Jo Love from ADP, Jason Richards (ZED) and Gabby Blackman (DIY SOS interior designer)

What is Part L Building Regulations?

Part L of the Building Regulations set the standard forestablishes how energy-efficient new and existing buildings need to be. This in turn helps to enhance energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

Not only is Part L a fundamental requirement for delivering a construction project, but it also goes hand in hand with our core value of delivering reduced and net zero carbon buildings.  By supporting DIY SOS in this big build project, we can ensure that the new home of Getaway Girls is safe, sustainable and has a reduced energy consumption.

Jason Richards, ZED’s Technical Director said: “ZED was delighted to play its part in providing thermal modelling for Building Regulations Part L compliance at the new home of Getaway Girls in Leeds. I jumped at the chance of being involved with my second DIY SOS Big Build project after seeing first-hand the positive impact that these amazing projects bring to the charities and the lasting legacies they leave in the wider community. Hopefully, we can be involved in future DIY SOS projects.”

The project was featured as part of the Children in Need campaign, tune in to the episode.

ZED with DIY SOS team
Left to right: Chris Frediani (DIY SOS), Billy Byrne (DIY SOS), Julian Perryman (DIY SOS), Jordan Turner (ZED), Jason Richards (ZED), Gabby Blackman (DIY SOS) and Nick Knowles (DIY SOS).

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