EPC – Energy Performance Certificate

If you’re selling or renting an existing property then you’ll require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). In order to carry out we will need to arrange an appointment that suits to visit the property and carry out the survey. It usually takes around 30-40 minutes depending on the property. We aim to provide you with your report the same day and you will receive this via email. We can also send a copy to your estate agent or solicitor. Areas we cover include Warrington, Widnes, St. Helens and surrounding areas.

Please contact us today to arrange your EPC.

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EPCs were introduced progressively from 2007 and remain an important part of the government’s plan to tackle climate change. Part of the regulations is to make energy efficiency of buildings transparent by using an energy performance certificate (EPC) to show the energy rating of a building, when sold or rented out and recommendations on how to improve energy efficiency.

An EPC is intended to provide prospective buyers and tenants of a building with correct information about the energy performance of the building and practical advice on improving such performance.

An EPC provides an energy efficiency rating (related to running costs) for a building based on the performance potential of the building itself (the fabric) and its services (such as heating, insulation ventilation and fuels used). Not all buildings are used in the same way, so the energy rating uses ‘standard occupancy’ assumptions which may be different from the way the building is used. An EPC includes recommendations on how the energy performance of the building can be improved (to reduce running costs) together with an indication of the payback period. There is no statutory requirement to carry out any of the recommended energy efficiency measures stated.

Areas we cover

Map of Areas Covered

Areas we cover include Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn, St. Helens, Newton-Le-Willows, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Rainford, Prescot, Rainhill, Appleton and Lymm.

How is the energy performance of a building is calculated?

The energy rating of a building is a complex calculation which is based on a combination of factors:

  • the type of building (i.e. flat, house or bungalow) and whether it is detached or not
  • the age of the building
  • the number of habitable rooms (excluding kitchens, bathroom hallways, stairs and landings)
  • extensions and their construction and rooms in the roof
  • the dimensions of the building and the number of floors
  • the amount and type of glazing (i.e. single or double glazing)
  • the material used to build the property (e.g. brick, stone, timber frame, etc.)
  • wall insulation
  • roof construction (e.g. flat, pitched) and insulation
  • the number of chimneys and open flues
  • the heating systems and the type of fuel used

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