EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) in Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil and throughout South East Wales
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
HOW MUCH DOES AN EPC COST?
We carry out EPC Wales throughout the CF and NP postcodes.
The Energy Performance Assessment is carried out on the property by a fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).
Our fees are based on the type of property, and it’s locality.
The following prices are based on the area Cardiff to Newport to Newbridge to Ponypridd and back to Cardiff.
Terraced Houses £49, End of Terrace house, semi-detached house and semi-detached bungalow £53, Detached houses and detached Bungalows £57.
These prices are inclusive of V.A.T.
We lodge the EPC in Wales on the EPC Register, and send you a PDF of the EPC.
WHAT IS AN EPC?
EPC is short for Energy Performance Certificate. An EPC is a 4 page document produced after an Energy Performance Assessment has been carried out on a property, by a fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).
We only carry out Energy Performance Assessments on domestic properties within the CF and NP postcode areas.
The EPC Wales will show the Energy Performance rating of the property. The rating will be between 1 and 100 where 1 is the least energy efficient and 100 is the most energy efficient (some of the houses now being build are ultra energy efficient and score 100+)
The rating is also put into “Bands” as follows
92 -100 = A
81 – 91 = B
69 – 80 = C
55 – 68 = D
39 – 54 = E
21 – 38 = F
1 – 20 = G
The EPC will be lodged on the EPC Register, which is a searchable public register that can be found here.
The EPC also shows details about each element of the property such as Walls, Loft, Heating System, Windows etc.., and it will also list any recommended improvements to the property that would increase the property’s energy efficiency.
WHY DO I NEED AN EPC?
An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a legally required document for selling (where the property is being marketed) or a private letting of a domestic, residential property. (They are also required for non-domestic and commercial buildings).
Properties must have at least an E rating to be privately let out. “Buy to Let” lenders will normally want to see a copy of the EPC (with a minimum E rating) before they will make an offer of a mortgage.
An EPC must be provided free of charge to interested parties at the earliest opportunity, and a copy of the EPC must be provided to the person who takes up the tenancy, or the successful buyer.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN DOING AN EPC?
An Energy Performance Assessment will take on average about 40 minutes – this is the data collection part of producing an EPC.
During the Energy Performance Assessment the Domestic Energy Assessor will collect the following data
- The year the property was built
- Make and model of the boiler and the type of flue and fuel used
- Type of heating system used and controls
- Walls and roof construction
- Signs of retro fit cavity wall insulation
- Type of double glazed windows and when installed
- Number of open fireplaces
- Number of low energy light bulbs
- Type of heating controls used
- Depth of loft insulation
- Measure the thickness of the hot water cylinder jacket or foam – if present
- Note the number of habitable rooms that are heated
- Measure the internal or external areas of the home
- Energy saving “green” devices (such as solar panels, for instance)
- Produce a floor plan
The collected data is then inputted into Government approved software to produce the EPC.