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The Inspection Process

An inspection of your property, undertaken by a qualified and accredited Energy Assessor will give your home a rating on a scale of A-G similar to the energy ratings illustrated on white goods. The EPC will detail recommendations of how you can improve the efficiency of your home – some of which may have little cost to implement. The inspection is purely a visible one, meaning there will be nor disturbance to the fabric of your home, and for example no drilling or removal of fixed panels will take place. The inspection will vary depending on the size of the property, and will include the following:

  • A visual inspection of the outside of the property
  • A visual inspection of each room within the property
  • Measurements will be taken internally and/ or externally
  • A visual inspection of the loft space
  • An assessment of the basement or cellar if one is present
  • An assessment of adjoining corridors or stairwells in flats
  • Access will be required to mains or bottled gas, electric metres fuel or oil supplies
  • Inspection of boiler, Hot water cylinders, controls and central heating systems
  • A visual check of the lighting within the home
  • An assessment of the glazing fitted in each room (double or single glazing)
  • Wall thickness will be measured by opening windows or doors in most rooms
  • An assessment of any other energy related features such a solar panels, photovoltaic panels or renewable energy resources used in the home
 
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire giving details about the property and details of any relevant guarantees, certificates, planning and/ or building consents for any extensions, insulation, double-glazing or refurbishment works. Many features will depend on the age or the date of installation or construction. Any information and documentation about your property and the heating, lighting and window installation will help ascertain your homes rating.

Accreditations

Association of Residential Letting Agents ARLA National Association of Estate Agents NAEA Stroma Certified Energy Assessor Elmhurst Accredited Energy Assessor The Association of Professional Inventory Providers
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