What is an EPC?
An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a document legally required on all properties for sale of for rent. They contain a graph showing how efficient the building is and recommendations as to how the energy efficiency can be improved. It also shows what energy costs could consequently be saved. The graph has grades which range from A-G with G being the least efficient and A being the most efficient.
Who carries out the inspection?
The inspection is carried out by a qualified energy assessor. All our assessors are fully qualified, are accredited and accountable to outside regulation. They also have many years of experience and a strong audit record in getting it right first time. We have our own employed energy assessors and do not distribute the work to strangers.
What happens during the inspection?
The assessor will need to take many measurements of the property in order to calculate heat loss areas. He or she will then see what equipment is installed within the property. The main areas that are taken into consideration are the boiler, the heating and hot water system, glazing, lighting, insulation and type of build. For example a flat that has a heated property below and above it will mostly be more efficient than a detached house.
How much do they cost and why should I choose your company?
Our EPCs are generally £60 +vat but this may increase if it is a large property. We are fully accredited and experienced at carrying out such inspections out. Over the years we have carried out over 10,000 EPCs. We offer a professional, friendly and fast service and clients are assured of high quality reports. The fee includes all expenses and lodgement fees. Additionally if you are selling your property you may like to enquire about our floor plan service which can be carried out at the same time as the EPC at a highly discounted rate.
How quickly can I get one?
Our turnaround target is to site visit within 48 hours and to return the certificate within 24 hours. If your report is urgent we can and do often accommodate a quicker appointment.