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4th Floor, Holborn Tower, 137-144 High Holborn, London WC1V 6PL

Contact: Ian Thody (Director)  t: 0207 148 6290 e: w:

Founded in 2007 eb7 are recognised specialists in Rights of Light and the associated planning issue of Daylight & Sunlight. Our Party Wall, Building Consultancy and Sustainability teams deliver a holistic service tailored to every project and the needs of each individual client.

The directors and team within eb7 have many years’ experience advising on the most complex  developments in London and throughout the UK. Working to the principles of delivering straight-forward, robust advice in a timely manner your project will always be overseen by an experienced Director and professional team.

If you would like any more information about eb7 and the services we provide, please contact us .


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Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Maximising development potential, minimising risk
eb7 specialise in rights of light and daylight & sunlight for planning.  Our offerings range from initial feasibility advice to formal assessments, development envelopes, planning reports and guidance on rights of light compensation and mitigation advice.  We also provide reporting and analysis to form part of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) including daylight, sunlight, overshadowing, light pollution and solar glare.

We have a broad and thorough understanding of the technical basis of all these issues, many of which have required us to develop bespoke software and testing methodologies. We use many different sources of information and technology to supplement our services such as photogrammetry and 3D laser survey information. Our services include:

  • Pre-aquisition advice and feasibility studies
  • Rights of light assessments, advice and strategy
  • Daylight & sunlight reports for planning
  • Design steering and massing envelope studies
  • Development cutbacks & area loss calculations
  • Internal amenity and daylight design
  • Rights of light negotiations between developers and affected neighbours
  • Expert witness through legal proceedings or planning appeal and public inquiry


Party Wall & Building Consultancy

Comprehensive neighbourly matters and building surveying

Party Wall
In congested urban areas, the Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a legislative framework to enable developers and individuals to lawfully carry out building works whilst protecting the interests of neighbours.

Our experienced team of specialist Chartered Surveyors can help navigate this complex process and further assist where access rights and other neighbourly matters need to be formalised. Working with our Rights of Light team we offer an integrated service to foresee and manage potential pitfalls at an early stage of the building process.

Building Consultancy
Our Chartered Building Surveyors work throughout the UK to deliver asset enhancing solutions within commercial and residential markets. Our key services include:

  • Building Surveying for Property Acquisition and Asset Disposal
  • Lead Consultancy and Contract Administration
  • Dilapidations
  • Planned Maintenance and Strategic Sustainability and Carbon Emission Improvements



Energy and Sustainability

Client focused energy advice
Energy efficiency and sustainable development criteria are now an everyday regulatory requirement  and very often implied into planning obligations by most local authorities countrywide ‐ each with its own specific policies.

eb7 identify the national, local and site specific requirements and ensure that your scheme is compliant in a pragmatic and deliverable manner – ensuring early validation and cost effective solutions to meet subsequent planning and regulatory requirements.

eb7 provide pre-planning strategic advice, planning reports, through to the full design stage and post construction assessments.

  • BREEAM Accredited Professional & WELL assessment services
  • SAP and SBEM modelling
  • Level 5 EPCs & Dynamic Simulation Modelling
  • HVAC strategies & design optimisation
  • Energy & Sustainability statements
  • Site surveys and as-built EPCs
  • Air Quality Assessments
  • Life Cycle Costing and Assessments (LCC/LCA)


Visualisation and Virtual Reality

We capture, model, visualise and animate the built environment.
Eb7 Immersive is a London based creative visualisation company offering Architectural Visualisations, animations, Virtual reality experiences and filming for Architects, developers, and contractors primarily in the property sector.

We create accurate 3D context models using state of the art photogrammetric technology. Utilising high resolution aerial imagery we can capture bespoke context models that are accurate to within 15cms.

We aim to produce the highest quality images for architectural projects, creating stimulating visuals for architects, developers, interior designers and property agents.

Virtual Reality can give a real sense of scale, space and proportion to a project. Assisting architects and allowing developers to show their schemes to their full potential. We have experience using 360° photos and renders to assist with planning applications through to creating interactive Virtual Marketing Suites.

We offer a wide range of animation services including full CGI Interior and Exterior shots, 3D camera matched shots – merging CGI and real life film footage, Specialised 4D construction sequences helping contractors win their next tender submission.


M&E Consulting Engineers

We have substantial, local and international experience in the design and delivery of projects for the built environment. Providing innovation combined with practicality, and pragmatism.

eb7 Seneca MEP Engineering Consultancy bring a combination of experience, enthusiasm and rigour to all aspects of the design. Our approach to project execution acknowledges the primary objectives and program drivers, which assures of a successful project outcome.

eb7 Seneca have experience of consulting across multiple sectors and customize our teams according to each sector’s specific challenges and requirements. The services that can be provided by eB7 Seneca are outlined below.

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Design.
  • Masterplanning
  • Facade / building envelope performance design.
  • Carbon Management and reduction.
  • Existing Building Performance Improvement
  • Renewable energy advice and consultation
  • CHP analysis and reports
  • Community heating and cooling strategies.
  • Pre-planning advice and expertise
  • Surveys and condition reports
  • Life cycle costing and planning


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