When the construction of a new building is completed, the builder or person responsible for the construction is responsible for obtaining the certificate and providing it to the owner.
This is a duty under Building Regulations. This will also apply if a building is converted into fewer or more units and there are changes to the heating, hot water provision or air conditioning/ ventilation services.
Domestic properties require an EPC on construction and some commercial buildings will require an EPC on construction or conversion. Guidance information on Energy Performance Certificates for homes and commercial buildings is available below and on the gov.uk website.
On Construction EPCs are produced off plan using full SAP (standard assessment procedure) this is more accurate than RdSAP as used in existing dwellings because all the build specification is available to the assessor. On Construction EPCs (SAP)are required before a new build can be certified by building control, EPCs are also required for the sale and let of new build properties, new build properties can be marketed at the design stage as the assessor can produce a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA) off the plan and build specification before the property is built. The property has to be completed before the full EPC can be issued.
New buildings must comply with Building Regulation Part 1LA and the Air Tightness Test result is calculated in to the EPC calculation, the result of the Air Tightness Test affects the rating.
Property extensions may also be required to have a SAP rating from Building Control before the work can be signed off.
We called Future Energy to come and carry out our EPC. Stuart called the same day and came to do survey the next day. We were very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. He completed the EPC on his ipad and gave us the result before he left. He is also cheaper than the estate agents. I would definitely recommend Future Energy for your EPC.
Mr & Mrs Winder
I found Future Energy on a website listing local energy surveyors. I called in the morning, left a voice message and had a response within the hour. Stuart was able to complete the survey in the afternoon of the same day. How is that for prompt and efficient?! He uploaded the EPC and showed me the on-line results before he left. I'm really impressed and thankful that it was so quick and 'painless'. Thank you!
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Glossop and Macclesfield
Stuart is thorough, professional, punctual and highly skilled and experienced in his work as an Energy Assessor. I would highly recommend him and his company. He is certainly my first port of call for any surveys required for Mason Bracey Energy ltd.
Mason Bracey Energy Ltd
When I first asked Stuart about his services and costs they were impressive, that was the start of a good relationship. He gets all jobs done and back to us very quickly. Clients speak highly of him and his service standards are high. I would recommend him and his services to anyone.