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Wst 04 Speculative finishes (Offices only)

Information correct as of 21stMay 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.

Designed-out or integrated finishes - KBCN1066

The requirements for this credit are met when either: This issue recognises avoiding unnecessary waste of materials.
16-May-2023 - Merged with KBCN0046. Scheme applicability updated. Name updated for clarity.
 

Speculative ceiling finishes – Substantial alterations - KBCN1141

The aim of this Issue is to avoid the unnecessary waste of materials, therefore the installation and subsequent removal of speculative finishes should not be permitted. However, BREEAM recognises that incoming tenants may need to adapt ceiling finishes to suit the requirements of their fit-out. Therefore, where ceiling finishes are installed throughout, in line with Criterion 2, the following applies: A tenancy agreement, applied to the first tenancy, should stipulate that ceiling finishes may only be modified where necessary, for example, to accommodate new partitions, lighting or other services, to replace worn or damaged components or to replace small, localised areas with a specialist ceiling to account for abnormal conditions, such as wet areas.

[KBCN withdrawn] ~ No floor or ceiling finishes fitted - KBCN00046

Where the developer has not specified or installed any floor or ceiling finishes, the requirements are met. This issue recognises where the potential for generating unnecessary waste of materials has been avoided. 
16-May-2023 - Merged with KBCN1066. Withdrawn.
20-Dec-2017 - KBCN wording simplified to add clarity.
 
Information correct as of 21stMay 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.