EPC - Energy Performance Certificate

Our Services Provided:

  • Non-Domestic 
  • Industrial unit
  • Warehouse
  • Shop

The proprietor is qualified as an ND energy assessor or NDEA and for using SBEM calculation software to produce Commercial EPC’s. Energy Performance Direct can also add value by providing floor plans suitable for marketing the commercial property and can also provide photography and drone footage. In addition, Energy Performance Direct can provide Land Registry compliant Leasehold floor plans.

EPC’s are obligatory if you rent or sell your commercial property. Fines are applicable for non-compliance with providing your ND-EPC rating.

How energy efficient is your building? The grades in ND-EPC applicable buildings are rated A 0 to G 150 or more. where A is the most efficient and G the least. Property failing to get an E rating or better will be subject to the minimum energy efficiency standards or M.E.E.S that require the building to be upgraded by law. Energy Performance Direct offers this advice throughout the Exeter area.

Southwest Service Area

We can provide to following building types in Exeter:

A1 – Shops for retail goods, retail warehouses, hairdressers, undertakers, travel and ticket agencies, post offices, pet shops, sandwich bars, showrooms, domestic hire shops, dry cleaners, funeral directors and internet cafes.

A2 – Financial and professional services. Financial and professional services such as banks and building societies and professional services such as estate and employment agencies.

A3 – Restaurants and cafes

A4 – Drinking establishments such as public houses, wine bars, or other drinking establishments such as pubs.

A5 – Hot food takeaways for the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises.

B1 – Businesses – Office premises

B2 – General industrial

C1 – Hotels, including boarding houses, guest houses, bed and breakfast establishments

C2 – Residential institutions such as residential care homes, hospitals, nursing homes,t boarding schools residential colleges and residential training centre.

C2A – Secure residential institutions used for the provision of secure residential accommodation, including such uses as a prison, young offenders’ institution, detention centre, secure training centre, custody centre, short term holding centre, secure hospital, secure local authority accommodation or used as a military barracks.

 

Commercial EPC

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We have experience of assessing commercial properties since 2009 and in that time have assessed a huge variety of different commercial buildings. Required when selling or letting a commercial property, to apply for renewable grants, to improve the energy costs, or to help meet MEES (minimum energy efficiency standards). Qualified to assess most commercial properties, we offer good value for money and fast turnaround times.

Energy Performance Direct will require the building location, size, and the number of rooms or MSq. in order to provide an accurate and competitive quote.

Additional useful information when making an enquiry:

  • Full contact details
  • Address of the property to be assessed
  • Approximate size of the building (m2)
  • What the building is used for. I.e. retail, offices, etc.
  • Details on the heating or cooling systems

The survey time will depend upon the size and complexity of the building and the assessor will require access to all parts of the property. The building will be measured and construction types identified including walls, floors, ceiling, doors and windows. Heating, ventilation and lighting services will also have to be identified for each area or zone of the building.

Once this information has been obtained then the assessor will compile the information and log the details into the central registration system and an EPC will be produced along with a recommendation report.

If the client acts upon the recommendations and requires an updated EPC then Energy Performance Direct will be happy to update the existing survey notes and produce the new EPC at a reduced cost. The assessor will need to revisit the property, however, the assessment will focus on any changes made and obtaining evidence of improvements.

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Domestic EPC

The Domestic EPC gives landlords, tenants and buyers information on the energy efficiency of a property. It gives the building a standard energy and carbon emission efficiency grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’ where ‘A’ is the most efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is ‘D’

Energy Performance Direct offers this service throughout the Devon region and for a commission can offer Domestic EPC s throughout the UK supplied by reliable local assessors. The survey involves taking internal floor measurements and room heights to establish the internal volume, gathering data on permanent light fittings, heating systems and controls as well as insulation and construction types. The average property takes approximately half an hour to survey and reports are sent within 10 working days of the survey.

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FAQ's

An energy performance certificate is a rating graph to give you an energy rating or the energy efficiency of a building. The graph shows a rating between A - G, the certificate will also let you know what you can do to improve your home/building's energy rating. 

You can get an EPC done by a professional registered energy assessor like Energy Performance Direct by simply getting in touch by phone on: 01392 435052 or via email at: info@energyperformancedirect.co.uk

Yes you can check if a property has a valid EPC certificate for 2022 via the Government website here: https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate

Yes, it is a legal requirement to have a valid EPC energy performance certificate when a home or building is constructed, sold, or rented. The EPC has to be available to potential buyers or rentals as soon as you put it on the market or make any building plans.

There is no uniform price for an EPC, it will depend on factors such as the size and or type of building or property. Get in touch with Energy Performance Direct for a professional quote.

How long does an EPC visit take to complete? Domestic assessments can take on average between 30 minutes and 40 minutes depending on the size of the property.

Landlords need to do an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) every ten years. 

Energy Performance Direct provides Energy Performance Certificates- EPC's for commercial and domestic properties, floor plans, lease plans, and energy consultancy services, based in Exeter we provide professional energy assessor services to Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. 

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