We Provide Home Energy Assessments for New and Existing Homes in Northern Ireland to Help Facilitate Planning Approvals, Sales, Lettings and Mortgages
"... they made the process of getting our Energy Rating easy and stress free..."
Whether you require a simple Energy Performance Certificate in order to sell an existing home, or you need an energy assessment for a New Build in order to meet Building Control requirements, we have the latest tools and technologies to offer you accurate energy rating assessments and SAP calculations.
Our energy reports help architects, builders and homeowners to meet the challenge of delivering better, energy efficient homes. We do this by providing energy assessments either at design stage and construction, or prior to the sale or letting of your property.
We enjoy working as partners, finding solutions together with homeowners and designers. We offer you world-class expertise. We promise discovery of new possibilities that meet the latest home energy regulations and ways to ensure practicality and comfort.
Who are we?
Founded in 2007 by interior designer and energy consultant, Kate Miller, our team now operates across Northern Ireland from several regional centres, including Belfast, Armagh, L’Derry and Coleraine, in pursuit of one purpose: to provide you with Energy Rating Assessments that support you throughout the design and construction process through to the completion and the sale or letting of your home.
Our values focus on developing meaningful relationships with people, providing extraordinary customer service and delivering solutions that save you energy and money.
"...they are competitively priced, friendly and clearly very knowledgeable..."
Whether it has been an energy assessment of an existing home, or a new build project, our success has come from satisfying you, our customers.
Who is our service for?
Since 2008 we have carried out thousands of home energy assessments for a diverse range of people and property professionals.
"...We are delighted with their service and would highly recommend them for EPCs across Northern Ireland..."
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Methodologies for the Energy Rating Assessments of New and Existing Dwellings
Whether you require an energy assessment of a new home or an existing one, the methods of calculation are distinctively different:
RdSAP: Assessment of an Existing Dwelling
If your home is build before 2007, then our team of Domestic Energy Assessors will survey your home, carry out all needed energy rating calculations and will produce the "Existing Dwelling Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)". The government has introduced the RdSAP methodology for the energy rating assessment existing dwelling.
The process involves the following steps:
Full SAP: New Build Assessments or On Construction EPCs
If your home is build after 2007, and has no EPC already, then the latest building regulations in Northern Ireland require an "New Build EPC".
Also, any proposed new dwelling at design stage must have a projected EPC rating. This is usually submitted to Building Control for Approval. Various parameters, such as the Dwelling Fabric Energy Efficiency (DFEE) and Dwelling Emission Rate (DWR) are produced and compared to government targets . As soon as the new build is completed a revised EPC must be prepared that will ensure if and to what extend that the building was constructed as per the initial specification. During the process we calculate U values of the walls, ceilings and floors. The government has introduced the Full SAP methodology for the energy rating assessment of new dwellings and of dwellings created as a result of a change of use (i.e. commercial property converted to residential). The Full SAP method requires a lot more data input and consequently it is a more accurate, and a more time-consuming methodology.
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Ordering online is the easiest and the most cost-effective way to instruct your home's energy rating assessment. If your home is new then select "NEW BUILD", otherwise select "EXISTING DWELLING".