Entries by mark

Meet the company: Summit Environmental

  What do we do? We are a consultancy specialising in surveys for hazardous materials such as asbestos, anthrax and lead, Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’’s) including retrofit assessments, fire risk assessments, water testing and water risk assessments.   How did we come up with our company name? Our managing director Mark Elwell has a background […]

URGENT – The Domestic Renewable Heat Initiative is Ending 31 March 2022

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces. However, the Domestic RHI scheme closes at […]

2022 current press releases from the HSE (health and Safety Executive) relating to Asbestos

On 24 November 1999, the use of asbestos was banned in the UK. While the ban was the first step to safeguarding communities from the effects of asbestos and getting justice for asbestos victims, unfortunately, the battle is still ongoing. The following are updates on recent prosecutions relating to the state of the asbestos industry […]

Why do I need an asbestos survey when buying a commercial property?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a heat-resistant, chemical resistant, strength binding naturally fibrous mineral that was commonly added to manufacture building materials. It was found to be a durable material with fire and heat resistant properties. That is why it works so well as a fire proofing & insulating material. Any building constructed between the […]

Compulsory EPC band “C” by 2025

New EPC Regulations for Landlords in 2025 The government has recently proposed new EPC regulations that will change the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, it’s planned to take effect in 2025; these changes will impact the domestic rental property in England and Wales. Currently, the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) allowed for rented properties are a […]