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John L.
Hi Niki was fine but you gave her the wrong date at the beginning to carry out the inspection so it was a week later than was arranged with you which was annoying for us having to take time off 2 weeks running!
Erhan E.
Great experience overall. Jhonell is very efficient, on-time, courteous and information. Good communication throughout. Certificate processed in under 2 days. Recommend to everyone.
Alan T.
The assessor arrived on-time, was very polite and friendly and went over the whole property including the loft and outside. All-in-all I am very impressed with him and the service,
Kamal B.
Great communication, connector reached out to me ahead of the appointment to confirm arrangements, he turned up on time and was friendly and professional. He answered all my questions satisfactorily. Pricing was competitive, he was time efficient with the assessment and issues the certificate by the end of the day. Excellent service and very pleased overall. Would highly recommend Harsh for your EPC needs
Karen C.
Sateesh was professional throughout, confirming the appointment before he was due , came on the scheduled appointment time and explained what he was doing during the a0
Syed A.
The contractor was very prompt, communicated very well prior to arrival. Knowledge and expertise was very good, responded to all queries I had answering all questions well. Inspector completed the whole inspection very thoroughly over multiple floors without any disruption. Very polite, courteous, came with own ladder and equipment. At the end explained the process and also reasons why there maybe higher energy usage and what could be done to improve energy performance. Definitely5*****
Roger B.
Phoned when on her way. Called during inspection to check issue and then called to report the results of post inspection research. Friendly and cheeful person.
Nick E.
George came to do my energy certification,he was very professional and knowledgeable and was extremely pleasant and thorough in the process,I would certainly recommend him to anyone. A +
Natasha P.
Everything was great. Easy to organise, Peter came on time and the process was quick and straightforward and I had the EPC in my inbox by lunchtime. Thanks v much - a 5* experience.
Guiyi L.
Jhonell contacted me beforehand to confirm his arrival time, showed up on time, and promptly produced the report the day after. I will use him again next time.
David M.
Paula arrived at my house and knocked at the doors back and front with no answer.She rang me to say she was unable to gain access to the property,I asked her to open the door and shout for my daughter in law.There was no reply and she entered and called out up the stairs, my daughter daughter in law was in a bedroom.Paula explained that she was there to carry out the EPC survey and did so.Paula rang me again to say it was complete and I would receive my certificate online.
Paul C.
Andrew was brilliant, he happily changed the time of my appt that I had requested, he was very nice, easy to talk to and I was very satisfied with the job. Definitely got the right person, would fully recommend using him.
Martyn T.
Emma was very professional and helpful. The inspection was thorough and efficient and the link to the certificate was available before Emma even left the property!
Kat F.
Took a few days to get the certificate due to Bank hol and a software update but very friendly service. There was an email to explain about the software but it went to my spam so I hadn't seen it. I sent a text, which was promptly answered. I also received a text to inform me the cert had been sent, which was very helpful as that had also gone to my spam. This was at 7pm. So he had sent it out of normal working hours which, was really appreciated and shows he cares about his customer. Thank you!
Mark S.
Very satisfied with organisation, timeliness and performance during the visit. The process was low key and efficient to a level where my tenant was barely disturbed, having no adverse comments at all. Ensuing report was thorough and informative, issued in a reasonable timespan. Will happily use Furqan’s EPC services again in future, great work at a reasonable rate. Liked the website job request where I could add extra detail and requests, really useful as didn’t personally attend on the day.
Z C.
Nirav did a great job, he was professional, contacted me ahead of schedule to arrange the logistics of his visit, was on time for the appointment and did his assessment in the allocated time and kept me informed on the necessary steps to take in order to successfully complete the assessment. I would recommend booking Nirav for your EPC.
Jeremy C.
Aran provided a call on the morning to confirm his arrival time, he arrived promptly and explained the process fully and completed the work quickly and professionally.
Ivana J.
Very professional. Called me to confirm the time, notifies me of a slight delay. Friendly and personable during the appointment. The report was ready less than 24 hrs later. Definitely recommend
Lyndsey H.
Joel turned up on time and was polite and professional. Joel gave me advice on some things that I could do to improve my energy efficiency. I received my certificate very quickly after the appointment
Sheraz D.
Furqan did a great job, was very friendly and answered any questions that I had. The EPC certificate was also turned around very quickly. Would highly recommend
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Introducing The EPC Checklist

When it comes to construction, many different factors need to be considered to ensure a smooth and successful process. One of the most important things to remember is the EPC checklist. 

This checklist is designed to help you ensure that all the necessary steps are taken to achieve your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. In the UK, selling or renting newly build properties mandates having an EPC rating. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive overview of building an EPC checklist in the UK, including its definition, its necessity, and the steps to obtain one for your property. 

By the end of this post, you will gain a thorough understanding of the EPC checklist and how to ensure your property complies with the required standards.

What Is An EPC Checklist?

An EPC checklist is a list of energy-saving measures for your home or business. It helps you understand how your property uses energy and what improvements could be made to make it more efficient. When a property is built, sold or rented, an EPC is required by law and can be used to assess the cost of energy-saving improvements.

Information Contained In A Building EPC Checklist

A typical building EPC checklist will contain the following information:

  • The name and address of the property.
  • The type of property (e.g. detached house, semi-detached house, flat etc.).
  • The size of the property in square metres.
  • The date of the EPC.
  • The date of the certificate’s expiry.
  • The current energy efficiency rating of the property.
  • The potential energy efficiency rating of the property.
  • Recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.

How To Prepare Your EPC Checklist

You can either create your own EPC checklist or use an online EPC calculator. Alternatively, you could hire a professional energy consultant to carry out an assessment of your property. A professional energy consultant will provide you with a tailored EPC checklist. Below are a few steps to guide you:

  1. Check the building for energy performance.
  2. Make a list of all the equipment and materials used in the building.
  3. Find out the energy efficiency of each item on the list.
  4. Select the most energy-efficient products and materials.
  5. Estimate the cost of implementing the selected products and materials.

How To Get Your EPC Checklist

If you need an EPC checklist for your commercial property in the UK, there are a few things you should know. First, an EPC is required by law if you are selling or leasing a commercial building. Second, the EPC must be conducted by a qualified assessor; third, the assessment must be registered with the government’s Landmark service.

The process of getting an EPC checklist is quite simple. First, you will need to find a qualified assessor in your area. You can do this easily through our platform. Once you have found an assessor, you will need to schedule an appointment with them to come to your property and conduct the assessment.

Once the assessment is complete, the assessor will provide you with a report outlining your property’s energy efficiency. This report will also include a list of recommended measures that you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your property. Finally, once you have implemented all of the recommended measures, you will need to register your property’s EPC with the Landmark service.

Benefits Of An EPC Checklist

An EPC checklist can help you save money on your energy bills, make your home more comfortable to live in and avoid expensive repairs in the future. Here are some of the benefits of having an EPC checklist:

  1. Cost Savings: You will save money on your energy bills.
    An EPC checklist can help you identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home, which can lead to lower energy bills by minimizing waste and improving the overall efficiency of their heating, cooling, and electrical systems. In addition, if you plan to sell your home, an EPC can help you get a higher price.
  2. Comfort Improvement: You will make your home more comfortable to live in.
    Improving your home’s energy efficiency can also make it more comfortable to live in. For instance, better insulation and efficient heating systems can improve temperature regulation within the property.
  3. Long-Term Planning: You will avoid expensive repairs in the future.
    Making changes to improve your home’s energy efficiency can also help you avoid costly repairs in the future. For example, upgrading to a newer model could save you money on fuel bills and prevent expensive breakdowns if you have an older boiler that is not very efficient.
  4. Market Differentiation: A high EPC rating can differentiate a property
    For rental properties or properties for sale, attracting environmentally conscious renters or buyers looking for energy-efficient homes.
  5. Environmental Impact: Reducing energy consumption is crucial for minimizing a property’s carbon footprint
    An EPC checklist encourages practices that are more environmentally friendly, contributing to the broader effort of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

For further insights on EPC and its benefits, check out our dedicated page.

Types Of EPC Checklist

There are three types of building EPC checklists in the UK: commercial, industrial and residential.

  • The Commercial EPC Checklist covers all buildings that are used for business purposes, including shops, offices, warehouses and factories. It includes a detailed assessment of the energy efficiency of the building and identifies any areas where improvements could be made. this checklist might include:
    • Building Management Systems (BMS)
    • Energy Management Practices
    • HVAC Systems
    • Industrial Processes
    • Building Envelope
  • The Industrial EPC Checklist is similar to the commercial one but covers factories and other industrial premises. It includes a detailed assessment of the energy efficiency of the building and identifies any areas where improvements could be made. the checklist focuses on:
    • Preservation Considerations for Historical Buildings
    • Mixed-Use Energy Assessment
    • Specialized Equipment for Specific Building Uses
  • The Public Buildings EPC Checklist is for schools, hospitals, libraries, and other public buildings. It typically includes:
    • Public Access Areas
    • Energy Consumption Monitoring
    • Emergency Lighting
    • Water Heating Systems
  • The Residential EPC Checklist covers all homes in the UK. It includes a detailed assessment of the property’s energy efficiency and identifies areas where improvements could be made. This checklist might include:
    • Insulation Levels
    • Heating Systems
    • Windows and Doors
    • Lighting
    • Renewable Energy Sources
    • Ventilation

Cost Of An EPC Checklist

An EPC checklist serves as a comprehensive guide to evaluating your building's energy efficiency. It not only details the current energy performance but also outlines actionable recommendations for enhancing your structure's energy utilization. The pricing for obtaining an EPC varies, primarily influenced by the building's dimensions and classification. Here's a more accurate breakdown:

Property Type Cost Range Factors Influencing Cost
Residential Properties £35 to £120 Property's size, location, and the assessor's rates.
Commercial Properties A few hundred pounds to over a thousand Property's complexity, size, and specific energy assessment requirements.

Hire A Professional Today!

As we have seen, there is a lot to think about when it comes to building an EPC checklist in the UK. However, following the tips and advice in this article should help you create a successful checklist that will make the process of getting your property up to energy efficiency standards much easier. To further simplify this journey and secure an Energy Performance Certificate for your property, consider leveraging our specialized booking service at MyConstructor. Our platform offers a straightforward way to connect with accredited assessors, simplifying the process of obtaining your EPC and making your path to energy efficiency as seamless as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

An EPC checklist is a list of changes that can be made to your home or business to make it more energy efficient. An EPC actively indicates how your property uses energy and identifies potential improvements, making it a legal requirement for new properties and a useful tool for assessing the cost of energy-saving upgrades.An EPC checklist is a list of energy efficiency improvements you can make to your property to make it more energy efficient.
The cost of getting your EPC will vary depending on the size and type of your building. You can get your EPC checklist free of charge if you follow the steps outlined in this blog post. If you are not sure, you can; contact an accredited professional energy consultant. You can choose from the various price listing you will get online. Make sure you go through the online reviews before making a choice.
MyConstructor is a leading provider of EPC checklist services in the UK. We have a team of experienced and qualified energy assessors who can help you create a successful checklist for your property. We also offer a range of other energy-efficiency services, such as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.
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