Crimicar Avenue, Sheffield
This project was an entire house refurbishment whilst maximising the volume of the existing property by adding a two storey extension to the rear and side of the dwelling and a single storey extension to the front. The design is innovative and has made a massive impact on the appearance of the house both internally and externally, the owners were more than satisfied with the end result.
Debbie Hoare - LSO Architects Ltd
Ashdown House is a new residential dwelling in East Riding of Yorkshire built on a wonderful site on the edge of a Yorkshire village. The owners of the house chose to do a self-build project with a German supplier of off-site manufactured homes. The house is a timber house built according to the latest DIN standards for timber construction. Its walls are diffusion open, i.e. the materials used – arctic spruce heartwood, gypsum and paper panels and recycled glass insulation – are all breathable and there is no membrane within the wall that could cause any condensation. The house is very air-tight, outperforming Building Regulations by far and it has a fantastic energy A rating with 96 points. Fitted with underfloor heating on all storeys driven by an air source heat pump and photovoltaic panels, the house should have a very low energy bill.
Assent Building Control cooperated closely with the German supplier, Stommel Haus on all aspects of the Building Regulations approval. Please link to Stommel-Hause UK for further information.
Haribo - Normanton
Assent have been appointed as Building Control Approved Inspectors because of our expertise and resources at being able to deal with a new and innovative structure.
The whole building is constructed out of reinforced concrete and has over 30,700 Sq meters of floor area, and was a fire engineered design in order to ensure that all aspects were considered.
The contractors, Wates construction are working closely with Assent to ensure that not only is the building completed on time but is compliant as well.
The architects are Harris Partnership of Wakefield who work closely with Assent on a number of projects.
Managing Director of HARIBO UK, Herwig Vennekens said:
"After two years of planning it’s great to finally get to the stage where we are setting the foundations that support our plans for growth within the UK.
"Whilst our new factory marks a major investment for our company we are pleased that our vision has also been supported by the Regional Growth Fund, without which our plans would not have been realised.
“This investment in a new facility will enhance HARIBO’s production capabilities and help us to meet the growing demand for our products. Our existing factory is near capacity and so this new site will allow for progressive expansion, enabling us to continue to extend our offering and to develop new and innovative products.”
Leeds Student Accommodation
Assent Building Control provided the building control function for this student acccommodation in Leeds. The 16 storey Vita student accommodation is located in the centre of Leeds on a very tight site. Originally intended to be a Hilton Hotel with 14 storeys, Assent were involved in the project redesign after the original project stood still for many years.
The complex nature of the site layout necessitated a flexible fire engineering approach to be employed.