When Do I Need SAP EPC?
When do I need a SAP rating?
Since 1995, all new buildings in the UK have been required to have a standard assessment procedure (SAP) rating, which quantifies energy performance in terms of space and water heating, lighting and ventilation. This applies to any new structure, including a home conversion or extension. Sometimes also referred to as an on construction EPC or SAP EPC, the rating is calculated by also considering the fabric and shape of the building, the type and efficiency of thermal insulation in place, and any renewable technology installed.
Know how your building rates
SAP ratings are expressed by a number between one to 100, and the higher the number the better the energy rating will be. If your building is rated 100, for instance, the energy cost will be listed as zero. All new constructions have to earn at least a ‘pass’ for SAP before it can be signed off by building control. As such, a high SAP rating is not only good for the environment in terms of the C02 emissions it produces, it also makes the property more marketable to sell or let in future.
Latest software and methodology
At Easy EPC, our fully trained and accredited assessors use the latest SAP software to work out how much energy the new building will consume in a year using drawings or plans for the building, as well as detailed information about heating and ventilation. SAP methodology is also based on certain standardised assumptions about occupancy and behaviour that our experienced assessors take into account before arriving at a final rating for the new build. Thanks to our expertise in this area, we are able to offer informed advice to builders, designers, architects, and project managers at the planning stage, which can help to deliver the most efficient energy profile for the building.
We make SAP as simple as ABC
We believe in delivering a first class service and our commitment to efficiency includes a quick turn around, whether we’re providing a SAP rating for a simple home extension or a survey for a more complex new build project. Our rates are highly competitive and our skilled assessors are always happy to provide free and impartial advice about on construction energy performance certificate ratings for your building. To find out more about our SAP services, or to discuss any of the above in more detail, please contact one of the team today.