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Three things you should know about BREEAM UK Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014.

On the 18th July, BRE Global published the draft 2014 version of the BREEAM UK Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme. The scheme is planned to go live in October. Below is a summary of the key things you should know.

  1. November 2014 is the deadline: After November any projects classified by BRE as a non-domestic refurbishment or fit-out must be registered under this scheme.
  2. Demanding: The current 2008 BREEAM is less demanding in terms of the requirement of the individual credits. So for many projects the required rating is more easily achieved under 2008, therefore if you want your projects to be assessed under the 2008 scheme, you must register these shortly.
  3. Flexibility: A significant change is that projects can be assessed for the aspects that are relevant to the project. For example, shell and core can be assessed independently of fit-out or a fit-out project need not consider any work to the fabric and structure. This is a similar approach to the SKA rating system which only covers the fit-out component, but SKA is still more flexible.

If you have a project in the pipeline and aren't sure whether this will affect you, we recommend contacting a BREEAM assessor. They will be able to check whether your projects have been registered with BRE, advise which scheme is more appropriate for your project along with what early design decision you could make that could result in a higher rating or save cost.

Contact us

Cundall would be happy to discuss the changes of the scheme or help you register under each version. For further information, please contact: Kavita Kumari on +44 207 438 1683 or k.kumari@cundall.com.



13 Aug 2014

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