• Peter Baker
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  • Synergy London

Synergy selected for major expansion at Onslow St Audrey’s School, Hatfield

Synergy Construction and Property Consultants LLP is very pleased to have been appointed by the Danes Educational Trust for a significant expansion to Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield.

Posted in: Synergy London on 14/7/2020

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  • Synergy London

Archaeological investigation now complete at St Michaels Primary School

The archaeological investigation is now complete at St Michaels CofE Primary School in St Albans. The Roman finds were spectacular, rediscovering one corner of the Basilica at the centre of Verulamium. A 3D model has been made by Oxford Archaeology and can be viewed interactively using this link. https://skfb.ly/6yzF9 The dig has now been covered… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 11/5/2018

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  • Synergy London

Exciting Roman Archaeological discovery at St Michaels C of E Primary School

It has been extremely exciting to see Archaeology of national importance revealed beneath an extension to St Michaels C of E Primary School underway in St Albans. The project has been designed and managed by Synergy Construction and Property Consultants LLP as part of the expansion to one-form-entry. Meticulous advance planning paid off including financial and… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 22/3/2018

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Finalist at the Hertfordshire Building and Construction Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Education project at St Clement Danes School in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire is a finalist at the Hertfordshire Building and Construction Awards 2018. The coveted awards on 8th February 2018 celebrate the best of building, engineering and construction in Hertfordshire. The shortlisted project is the first phase of St Clement… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 22/1/2018

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  • Synergy London

Physical infrastructure to enable connections to superfast broadband

New Building Regulations Part R1 applies to all projects from January 1st 2017. All new buildings and major refurbishments must be provided with the physical infrastructure to allow for high-speed internet connection. That means 30 Mbps or faster. R1 only calls for the physical infrastructure, for example a duct to be run to an access… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 23/1/2017

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New dwellings accessibility soon to be determined by planning condition

There are some changes coming to the building regulations in October 2015. Interestingly, connection between building regs and planning is merging as planners will determine which of three levels of ‘accessibility’ new dwellings will have to achieve in relation to disabled access. The requirement will be stated in a planning condition and the planning permission  will… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 30/6/2015

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  • Synergy London

Important Planning Law Developments will be good news for many

There are very important planning law developments effecting farm / agricultural buildings, residential property developers, shop owners and state funded schools in rural areas or with agricultural land and buildings. Further changes to permitted development rights were published last week and come into force on 6th April 2014. That is things you can do to… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 19/3/2014

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Update to Building Regulations and transitional arrangements

Act now to submit project building regulations applications under transitional arrangements. The Building Regulations relating to conservation of fuel and power are changing on the 6th April 2014 with an update to ‘Approved Document L’. If you apply for building regulations consent before then and start the work before April 2015, then the current 2010… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 14/1/2014

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An update on recent and proposed reforms to planning legislation

The government is consulting over relaxations to permitted development to allow shops and existing agricultural buildings up to 150sq.m to change to residential, which could equate to a five bedroom house or three small flats. This window of opportunity could start as soon as next year. There is some easing of red tape e.g. demolition… Read More

Posted in: Synergy London on 12/11/2013

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