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Stonebridge Homes and Zutec Partner for Part L Photographic Evidence Compliance

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Housebuilders & Developers

Exterior front of Stonebridge Homes house

Part L solution to be rolled out across Stonebridge sites to standardise processes.

London – 27th February 2024: Stonebridge Homes, who build and sell houses in Yorkshire, the north-east and north Lincolnshire, has partnered with Zutec to meet Part L Photographic Evidence Compliance. With care, consideration, and attention to detail at the heart of every Stonebridge dwelling, using Zutec’s cloud platform and field application will bring more structure to its Part L processes, driving up standards and delivering more efficiencies from both onsite and offsite teams working to company-wide practices.

The updated Part L, or Approved Document L, Appendix B standard of Building Regulation 40, means that every house builder in the UK now must provide mandatory photographic evidence to the SAP Assessor to prove that work and materials used in new homes comply with updated energy efficiency requirements that reduce carbon emissions. By implementing Zutec’s Part L solution, Stonebridge is enabling its teams to work in one platform with standardised templates, checklists, and workflows that bring more structure to Quality Management (QM). Site teams across its developments can now update and submit as-built Buildings Regulations England Part L (BREL) reports to assessors, resulting in faster plot approvals and completions.

Spec’d to meet requirements of the Part L Building Regulations framework, the Zutec solution ensures onsite users can capture, store, share and manage quality and geo-located photos with supporting documents to meet requirements of the as-built BREL report.

Zutec’s field app enables photos to be captured and submitted to an assessor for sign off, speeding up processes and removing the complexity of gathering evidence and submitting for approval.  Through Zutec’s cloud platform, all evidence and information can be viewed in one place, while also providing the ability to track plot and project progress, access audit trails of work done, by who and when, analyse reports and share with senior stakeholders.

Sean Atkinson, Architectural Manager at Stonebridge Homes, commented: “We wanted to standardise our Part L processes as the start of our QM digitisation journey, to ensure our homes meet regulatory compliance, are built to the highest sustainability standards, and our teams are using the best technology to support this. We selected Zutec for Part L Photographic Evidence as its solution offered us the best option to suit our business needs. It is an easy-to-use platform, which has great capability.  The new processes will give us more control over what is happening on a site-by-site and project-to-project basis. This will help us better manage site teams, suppliers, and sub-contractors, and ultimately will ensure the quality and carbon footprint of our homes.”

“We are delighted to bring another housebuilder onto our platform to deliver Part L compliance and better-quality processes, and proud to be working alongside Stonebridge to support their teams in complying with mandatory photographic evidence requirements for new builds. As an NHQB accredited supplier, our aim is to support housebuilders as they look to digitisation, standardisation, and modernisation of quality management practices, including Part L. We hope to help many more make the next steps towards improving processes and meeting compliance through our dedicated solutions and technology,” said James Cannon, Chief Revenue Officer at Zutec.

To find out more about how Zutec is helping customers meet Part L Photographic Evidence Compliance, please visit Alternatively, book a demo and experience Zutec’s Part L solutions for yourself: