We've just had an enquiry from a JPA Designer user who needed to do a SAP 9.60 calculation. That took us by surprise, as SAP 9.60 went out of use in England and Wales and Scotland back in 2002, and has never been in JPA Designer. Was there really a house which had taken over eight years to build?
It turns out not to be quite that drastic. Although England and Wales abandoned SA 9.60 in 2002 it was still being used in Northern Ireland alongside the 1998 edition of Technical Booklet F. The Northern Ireland regulations only changed late in 2006, so SAP 9.60 is still valid for a dwelling which received building regulations approval until that date. So the house has only been under construction for three and a half years.
That may well be the last SAP 9.60 calculation which ever gets carried out. However, if for some reason you do need to do a SAP 9.60 calculation we can supply a working copy of JPA SAP v2.