The assessor will need to have access to all habitable areas of the building. This is to Identify the heat emitters, type of lighting, identify any draught issues, and type of glazing in every room.
The assessor will also need access to the loft area (if present) to measure loft insulation thickness, check the partition wall and construction type of the building.
He/she will also need to check the following in a property but not limited to it.
- Gas and Electric Meter.
- Type of Glazing.
- Space Heating System.
- Heating Controls
- Water Heating system.
- Renewables. (If Present)
- Construction and Insulation type.
The assessors will also need to have access all around the property to examine wall construction and identify any access issues for the recommendations for improvement.
An EPC survey is called a “non-invasive survey”. This means our assessors have to follow RdSAP conventions and have to depend on the evidence that they collect from the property at the time of the survey. So any additional documents that you could provide will help our assessor to make better decisions.
Planning permission / Building control documents for Loft conversions are mandatory to mark the age for the conversion. This will have a very serious impact on the rating. As per the RdSAP conventions if a conversion document cannot be produced the date of conversion has to be dated to the age of the building which will, in turn, assume the insulation standards of that year. Our Assessors will make every effort to trace those records on online council systems wherever present.
Having the following documents ready will help our assessor to make accurate entries on the system.
- Cavity wall insulation certificates. (If the evidence of drill holes on the walls has been weathered)
- Glazing Evidence. (Bills, invoices showing the date of window replacements)
- Details of renewable systems if present. (MCS installation Certificate)
- Loft Insulation certificates if the loft has been boarded or is full where the assessor cant evidence a minimum of 75% area.
What happens Once the Survey has been done.
We aim to issue all the EPCs (Energy Performance certificate) within 24 hours of our survey on cleared payments. But in some cases, like address not found on the register, we will need additional time as specified by respective agencies to add the address and then lodge an EPC. Any such issues will be informed to you at the time of the survey itself.
Once an EPC has been lodged we will email you the link to view it on the EPC register. And you will also be provided with an option to leave feedback for our service in the same email.