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Build Aviator estimating service​​​​​​

Land your project with Gibbs & Dandy and Build Aviator 

Build Aviator offers a range of services, delivered by a team of industry experts. They will work with you as an extension of your own team. They will cost, scope and deliver your projects for you. From initial quoting to completion, so you can spend your time where it matters most. They also offer advice on compliance, and carry out acoustic and air tightness testing. Giving you a smoother route to Building Control sign-off.

Whether you are a builder, developer, architect or starting a self-build project, Build Aviator has the solution for you - from providing a full project estimate to staying compliant with SAP.

Ready to get started? Well you can begin by uploading your plans today.

Upload your plans​​​

 Or if you'd like to speak with one of the team call 0333 332 1518

Find an overview of the range of Build Aviator services below:

SAP assessment Build Aviator SAP assessment

Our experts will let you know which products you need for your Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) assessment. As a leading merchant, we can ensure the products are in stock when you need them. Our SAP service ensures your project meets the government standard for energy rating. You will need to follow Part L1A of the Building Regulations. Build Aviator will have your SAP assessment ready to submit before you start building. You will have a personal expert who will prepare your Registered Construction Details (RCDs). This accompanies your SAP assessment. RCDs identify thermal bridging junctions showing the products you need to stay compliant. These RCDs have been pre-approved by Local Authority Building Control (LABC).

Upload your plans to get started. An advisor will be in touch to run through some quick questions. They will then send over a bespoke quote for the service.

Acoustic testing Build Aviator Acoustic testing​​​​​​​


Build Aviator can help tackle the challenges caused by achieving noise compliance. They will advise the products you need and arrange testing once your build is complete.

Build Aviator offers expert compliance consultancy from Stroma's acoustic division. This ensures the sound insulation of your project meets Building Regulations Part E. The service includes Preliminary Testing, Pre-Application Site Assessments and Final Testing. Trade experts provide advice to keep on top of noise compliance.

We have partnered with Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Acoustics for testing and sign off.

They will look at:

  • Environment Noise Risk Assessments during the planning stage
  • Desktop studies to check your plans and details against Part E requirements
  • Advice on material specifications
  • UKAS accredited sound insulation acoustic testing (in line with Building Regs. Part E)

Air Build Aviator Air testing​​​​​​​


Trade experts provide support needed to carry out and pass testing. This ensures you are in line with Part L regulations for air tightness. We offer consultancy to ensure air permeability ratings meet the U-value target in the SAP. This complies to Part L air tightness testing. The service includes Design Review, Pre-Test Inspections and Final Acceptable Air Leakage Testing. Air leakage is a major contributing factor to poor energy efficiency. Our team will advise before testing, and feedback to help achieve final sign-off.

Estimating Build Aviator Estimating service​​​​​​​

Our estimators provide an accurate, comprehensive and professional estimate report. We use your labour rates and locally sourced products to maximise profitability. We’ll help you stand out against the competition. Designed to give you an accurate estimate you can share with clients. Inclusive of materials, labour and plant required to keep your build compliant. The service is for new builds, extensions and renovations.

Get started today by uploading your plans and an advisor will come back to you with a bespoke quote. Once submitted, we will have your completed estimate back to you within 9 working days.

RCDs Build Aviator RCDs​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​RCDs are used as part of the SAP Assessment service. Build Aviator has partnered with LABC to match products you need for a smooth route to Building Control sign off. These are available at your local Gibbs & Dandy branch. Our partnership with LABC integrates a library of compliant products into Registered Construction Details. This will help make building compliance and inspection less stressful.

Thermal bridging occurs where adjoining surfaces have different insulation. Build Aviator’s experts will help you design-out cold spots to overcome thermal bridging. Ready to upload your plans? Start below.

Upload your plans​​​​​​​​​​