Neighbourly Matters – Trees glorious trees
Neighbourly Matters – Trees glorious trees Our Daylighting experts have noticed that planning authorities are becoming more concerned about the impact that existing trees will have on natural light levels in new properties.

Planners are often put under pressure from occupiers of new developments to allow removal of existing trees when they are making their rooms too dark. There is some clear BRE guidance on this and we are able to measure the potential effects of existing trees and, if necessary, help the architect to design and specify a new building to ensure natural light levels are suitable with the trees in place.

For further details on this, or any other Right to Light or Daylighting issues, please contact our Neighbourly Matters team on 01636 653055.
Introducing Andy Taylor
Introducing Andy Taylor Andy is our primary SAP assessor and manages the day to day workload relating to Part L and Part G compliance. He is also BPEC qualified for designing and commissioning domestic ventilation systems.

With a degree in the Built Environment from Sheffield Hallam and a background working in a construction company, Andy has a good knowledge of site constraints. He understands the importance of working closely with the construction team to provide practical and usable solutions to meet the Building Regulations.

Andy is a loyal supporter of Liverpool FC and in his spare time is a keen footballer however, a nasty injury last year put him out of the game for a while.
MES Charity Challenge 2017
MES Charity Challenge 2017 Here at MES we don’t sit still for long. Hot on the heels of our September 2016 triathlon event, we have decided to spend this year clocking up a combined 10,000km target by whatever self-propelled means possible – walking, running, swimming, cycling or skiing. Everyone is involved and the final push will be a weekend team walk in the Peak District. To date, we have already covered just over 4,000km so we are on target.

This year we have chosen the Alzheimer’s Society to benefit from our fundraising efforts. We hosted a cupcake sale on the 15th June and we have a Memory Walk planned for 1st October in and around Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

Our aim is to raise £2,000 and every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our clients, family and friends. Please see our JustGiving link below and look out for regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you are in a position to donate we would be very grateful.


Welcome Rachael Gardner
Welcome Rachael Gardner We are delighted to welcome Rachael Gardner to the Building Regulations department as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant. Her primary focus is on SAP calculations, Part G water calculations and assisting with BREEAM and Home Quality Mark assessments. Rachael is originally from Portsmouth and graduated from Sheffield University with a BA (Hons) in Architecture.

Rachael is a keen swimmer, having competed as a youngster, participates in fundraising runs such as Race for Life and has climbed Kilimanjaro raising money for Childreach International.

Welcome to the team Rachael.
TM59 Design Methodology for the Assessment of Overheating Risk in Homes
Over-heating risk has been a growing concern within the building industry over the last decade, especially the residential sector.

Given the complexity of the factors influencing overheating, it is important that a standardised methodology is used to assess risk and so, CIBSE have published their latest technical memorandum; TM59: Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes.

MES are experienced in producing overheating risk assessment reports and we use state-of-the-art dynamic simulation computer software as recommended by the new TM59 document. For more information on this, please contact Paul Shipley on 01636 653055.
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Did you know that we provide popular CPD seminars for building regulations/planning departments, developers, architects, contractors and surveyors etc., to ensure they are fully up-to-date with the latest requirements? Our seminars are very popular, with over 400 attendees during 2016. They are jargon-free and provide impartial, no-nonsense information and advice. Building Regulations and construction legislation is changing rapidly and our seminars will help to ensure the audience keeps up with the changes.

Seminars are conveniently held in Newark, London, Manchester and Birmingham. For local authorities, larger architectural practices and developers, we can also come to your premises. CPD certificates are provided for both on-site and off-site presentations.

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Our Services - don't gamble with building compliance
It has never been more important to ensure you have robust, professional advice on how to get your development to comply with regulations. Our services include the following:
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Renewable Energy feasibility studies
Code for Sustainable Homes, EcoHomes &
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Air Leakage Testing
Extractor Air Flow Testing and Commissioning
Dynamic Simulation Modelling -
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New Build Energy Performance Certificates
Sustainability Statements
PassivHaus Assessments
Daylighting & Right to Light Evaluations
The Party Wall Act 1996
Access Agreements, Crane Oversail and
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