Apart from our Professional PropertyPhotography department, we are pleased to advise you, that we are also qualified Accredited Energy Consultants. We specialize in energy audits. Our staff are fully trained and quailfied to advise you how to "link" renewables together.
We offer our expertise and advice in substantially reducing a property's energy costs and carbon foot print. In addition we work with numerous Estate Agents and Energy reduction businesses, having considerable experince in:- solar pv, ground source / air source heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass heating, LED's and insulation savings.
All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you own a home, getting an energy performance survey done could help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. We are qualified to undertake EPC and Green Deal Surveys.
What are EPCs?
Much like the multi-coloured sticker on new appliances, EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and give it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). EPCs let the occupier, who will use the building know how costly it will be to heat and light, and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be.
The EPC will also state what the energy-efficiency rating could be if improvements are made, and highlights cost-effective ways to achieve a better rating. Even if you rent your home, some improvements noted on the EPC may be worth implementing, such as switching to more energy-efficient light bulbs.
EPCs are valid for 10 years from when issued.
Why get an EPC?
Your property's EPC needs to be available to potential buyers as soon as you start to market your property for sale or rent. You must get an approved Domestic Energy Assessor to produce the EPC.
If you implement any of the energy efficiency recommendations outlined in your EPC, you may wish to get a fresh EPC completed to include these improvements.
EPCs and feed-in tariffs
Customers in England, Wales and Scotland wishing to get payments under the Government’s feed-in tariff (FIT) for solar PV, will have to prove their home has an EPC rating of band D or above, to receive FITs at the standard rate. You will need to be able to produce your existing EPC (as long as it is less than 10 years old) or obtain a new one.
We undertake Commercial and Domestic EPCs.
What is the Green Deal?
The Green Deal is a new way to pay for energy-saving home improvements. You can take out Green Deal finance to pay for measures such as loft, cavity or solid-wall insulation, double glazing, a new boiler or even a 'micro-generation' system, such as solar panels.
What else can we help you with?
Once our Energy survey has been undertaken, we are then are in a position to recommend the most appropriate organizations to improve your energy sustainability.