Domestic On-Construction Calculations, Assessments and Energy Performance Certificates
All new dwellings now require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) upon completion. However, the process is different to that used for existing buildings. Commonly called Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) or occasionally Building Regulations United Kingdom Part L (BRUKL) calculations, you should be working with your accredited energy assessor throughout your project to ensure you meet the Building Control requirements. You don't want any nasty surprises at the end!
Whatever type of property you have, we can help provide the on-construction calculations you need. Our fully accredited assessors are experienced in dealing with all types and sizes of projects from small flats to large carbon neutral off-grid developments. We also deal with conversions, changes of use and mixed use complexes. Our team are used to working with other professionals including project architects to help keep your project smoothly on track. Additionally, if you are still at the planning stage, we can provide the reports and support necessary to help you obtain the permissions you need.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We all need to do our bit to improve energy efficiency and to protect the environment for future generations. If you discover non-compliance you can report the matter to the relevant authority.
The Property Energy Professional Association (PEPA) has introduced a service for anyone to report instances of non-compliance relating to the energy performance of buildings regulations. Specifically, you can report:
- Failure to obtain a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in respect of marketing a property for sale or let;
- Failure to obtain a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in respect of selling or renting a property;
- Failure of a public building to display a valid Display Energy Certificate (DEC);
- Failure to obtain an Air-Conditioning Energy Inspection (ACEI) for a building requiring one.
Using the service couldn’t be simpler. To access the on-line reporting form, click here.
It can also be an advantage to the building’s owner to have a more recent assessment. This is particularly true where energy efficiency improvements have been carried out that are not reflected in the current certificate. Where buildings are tenanted, it can also make life easier for a landlord if assessments are renewed at strategic points within the tenancy cycle.