Specialisms

Battery Storage

Renewable energy is key to a net zero carbon future. However, the way it is generated means that it must be paired with energy storage solutions to make it most effective. This makes battery storage a vital part of the future energy landscape.

Building Performance Modelling

One of the most powerful design tools we have at our disposal is the ability to model the movement of light, air and energy in and around buildings before the form is set to create buildings that make the most of their environment.

Building Performance Optimisation

Buildings are often occupied and utilised in ways that were not anticipated during the design process and, because of this, many buildings are struggling to meet comfort requirements or need to be modified to minimise their operational energy.

Building Safety Bill ‒ Gateway one

We outline the changes in the new Fire Safety Bill and, in particular, what's now expected at Planning Gateway One.

Construction Environmental Consultancy and Monitoring Services

Demolition and construction works are key to improving and futureproofing our communities and are common place in our everyday lives. We’re on hand to help demolition and construction companies fulfil their legal obligations and comply with environmental regulations.

Daylight and sunlight studies

A key requirement of planning will be an over-shadowing analysis – how a proposed development will impact daylight and sunlight on existing adjoining and adjacent buildings. Equally, for the comfort of building users, how can building design be optimised to maximise access to daylight and sunlight whilst minimising the risk of overheating?

Energy Capacity

We can help you unlock constrained sites and overcome capacity constraints; reducing demand and utilising on site generation to reduce connection costs and grid reinforcement charges.

Energy Cost Savings

Energy costs are on an upward trajectory. We focus our efforts to understand your energy demand profile.

Energy Resilience

The decentralised energy market in the UK is undergoing rapid change and growth as our energy production moves more local. This drives efficiency but comes with a unique set of problems.

Environmental assessments and sustainability

BREEAM, Passivhaus, WELL, LEED, Home Quality Mark, Green Star… Faced by a myriad of voluntary building standards and codes, as an architect, developer, investor or occupier, we design buildings that deliver a return on investment and help you comply with planning regulations.

ESG Reporting & Strategy (CSR)

With the impact the built environment has on the climate agenda, the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making is of increasing significance in securing funding for projects.

External Wall Fire Review Process

Hydrock’s External Wall Fire Review team work with surveyors, property managers, investors, local authorities and developers to assist with the external wall fire review process on residential buildings that exceed 18m in height.