residential development guide for home extensions and new dwellings 



LAWRENCE HEWITT PARTNERSHIP - Building Materials and Architectural Building Products

Founded over 30 years ago under the guise of The Lawrence Hewitt Partnership, Banyard Consultants provide a full range of consultative services to the construction industry which ensures projects meet the highest performance criteria and deadlines.

Our team aims to deliver a quality service on time and to budget with diverse commission for energy surveys to project work in many sectors including commercial, education, health, listed buildings and government.

Banyard Consultants typically work in close partnership with designers, project managers, architects and contractors to provide a co-ordinated solution, from site infrastructure, to the integration of those services critical to achieving a working environment that is comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Most home extensions requiring planning permission will probably benefit from using their services for the M & E part of the dwellings design. Many Architects or House Extension Designers can incorporate their services within the scheme design drawings and specifications.

The following article may be of interest for homeowners researching this type of building product for inclusion within their own house extension scheme. 

How Does a Building Management System (BMS) Ensure You Peace of Mind and Comfort?

If you own a multi-storied hotel, tourist resort or an apartment builder company, then you should aware of efficient building management system and access control home automation system. It means, there is an electronic networking within the building for the operation of each and every electronic gadgets and equipments.

The basic building management system (BMS) operate with a building structure for the access control equipments and the device management home automation applications such as electrical appliances, energy data evaluation control, power distribution control, public addressing system, wireless control, CCTV, video surveillance systems, voice evaluation systems, monitor and control of heating, air conditioning, fire alarm security systems, electricity automation management, remote monitoring, gas detection, fire detection, resource management monitoring, building co-ordination system and HVAC control system.

Man is always making researches on how life can make more comfortable whether in office or at home. Building management system allows you for automation and control of every device in your home building or office building effectively from your standing location. This will make you capable of controlling your microwave oven, air conditioner, coffee maker, electronic window openers, lights and the security system door locks in the house or office.

While you are implementing a building management system which regulates your home automation or office automation system where many devices will come under a single security monitoring check such as CCTV cameras, wireless smoke detectors and wireless video monitoring system etc.... Nowadays home automation systems can remotely accessed from the internet.

For a heavy building management system, hi-tech security is combined with different electronic gadgets and access control devices such as key less entry swipe cards, biometric scanners, access card, keypad systems, smart cards or proxy card readers (proximity cards), HVAC control system and more. The ideas behind the building management system introduce the concept of centralized management control over a building.

This is explained as a central unit which can control all electronic devices and establishments inside a building automatically. This type of building management system known as building automation system or intelligent building. This will help you for reducing human error with equipments inside a building similar to forget switching off a light or fan. Thus you can co-ordinate and control all the operations inside a building in sitting in a single room.

Building management system enables you for the comfortable access control with all electronic and electrical equipments within a building. It acts as a smart security system for the building. Another type of building access control system plays a crucial role in maintaining the temperature of rooms within the building known as home climate automation system. Access control operation of an entire building can easily be accomplished by building management system.