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  • Why is supporting charities good for business?

    26/02/2020

  • Health and Safety expertise expanded

    04/11/2019

  • Ealing Council Christmas Lights

    22/12/2020

    This year Silver - Development and Construction Consultancy are delighted to have supported the Ealing Council (London Borough of Ealing) with their Christmas lights sponsorship appeal. The lights look fantastic!! Best Wishes from all at Silver for the New Year.

  • Building regulations - Part L Transitional arrangements

    25/01/2021

    Silver continue to assist clients with these building regulations.

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Why is supporting charities good for business?

26/02/2020

As part of our business strategy and planning, we explore various ways that we can make an important contribution. This doesn’t need to be a cheque – as in our experience it is important to be part of what is happening. Our decision to provide professional services and time to develop the extension to the Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis has been extremely rewarding in many ways.

The extension was completed in May 2019 and officially opened in September. Tony Iannaccone’s friendship with Samson founder, John Hambly, goes back over thirty years – from when they both worked together as surveyors for Cyril Silver & Partners. Tony was delighted to be part of the official opening of the centre and returned to site last week for end of defects inspections when John asked him to take down a tea-towel which was apparently hiding a hole in the wall. On removing the tea-towel, Tony was completely taken by surprise to reveal a plaque dedicated to Silver for our contribution to successfully completing the project.

So, why is supporting charities good for business? It’s a simple answer and immeasurable. It is what you get in return when you witness the difference your contribution has made to this fantastic project and the people connected with the charity.

The images of the plaque and group photography courtesy of Graham Jelley.

Left to Right: Jackie Payne, Centre Manager; John Hambly, Vice-Chairman, Samson Centre; Tony Iannaccone, CEO, Silver; David Kitching, Commodore of the Wey Kayak Club

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Health and Safety expertise expanded

04/11/2019

Matthew has extensive experience in the construction industry and has provided detailed safety advice on complex projects including major demolitions, high-rise and new build developments, refurbishments and fit-outs.

Matthew will provide comprehensive technical and safety advice to clients throughout projects, with particular focus on the associated design, construction, operation and maintenance risks for successful outcomes.

Ealing Council Christmas Lights

22/12/2020

This year Silver are delighted to have supported the Ealing Council (London Borough of Ealing) with their Christmas lights sponsorship appeal. The lights look fantastic!!

Best Wishes from all at Silver for the New Year.

Building regulations - Part L Transitional arrangements

25/01/2021

The Government have now published the much-awaited feedback on the Future Homes Standard and new regulation related to Part L. Their consultation paper includes the much-needed guidance on the implementation rules and timeframes (detailed below).
As expected, there is going to be a 2021 interim uplift in Part L Regulations which will require new homes to produce 31% less CO2 emissions compared to the 2013 standard. The timeframe for this change is:
• Dec 2021 − Interim Part L, Part F and Overheating Regulations made for domestic and non-domestic buildings.
• June 2022 − Interim Part L, Part F and Overheating Regulations become statutory regulations.
Transitional period
Developers must submit building notice/initial notice or deposit plans by June 2022 for transitional arrangements to apply; these will now apply to individual homes rather than an entire development. The transitional period will be one year – meaning that inspectable works must have started on individual plots before the end of May 2023.
Transitional arrangements in practice
• For transitional arrangements to apply to an individual building, developers will need to both:
i. Submit a building/initial notice or deposited plans by June 2022; and
ii. Commence work on each individual building by June 2023.
• Where notices or plans are submitted after June 2022, transitional arrangements will not apply, and homes must be built in line with 2021 Part L standards.
• Where notices or plans are submitted before June 2022, but work on any individual building does not commence by June 2023, the uncommenced buildings must build in line with 2021 Part L standards.
• No individual building will need to change once building work has commenced, in line with the definition on commencement below, if work commences within the reasonable period. However, developers will need to plan their sites appropriately and if work on a building commences outside of the reasonable period, they will need to ensure that it is compliant with new standards.
• For the purposes of transition, commencement will not change from the existing 2013 definitions:
- Excavation for strip or trench foundations or for pad footings.
- Digging out and preparation of ground for raft foundations.
- Vibrofloatation (stone columns) piling, boring for piles or pile driving.
- Drainage work specific to the building(s) concerned.

Please contact Darren Nolan for more information.