We Are Energy Consultants and Provide New Build EPC in Plymouth With Emphasis on Design and Comfort
If you are looking for a professional Energy Agency to prepare SAP Assessments and EPC reports for your new build home that you can use for Building Control, then, you are in the right page.
Our agency is made of energy assessors and consultants, and we have been in the new build sector for over 20 years working with all sorts of new home companies that you may know, like Barratts, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes, and many more.
A lot of our work is done from our offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast.
But things are of course changing and more and more of our team members work from home. That is actually fantastic in the current economic climate because we pass the savings to you, giving you world-class service at the most value for money!
The value we offer to you isn’t only about new build EPC compliance with building regulations! Our service is more about helping you, the home owners, architects and builders, to create spaces that offer practicality and comfort.
So to get started now, all you need to do is order your SAP and EPC reports right here online.
We will contact you within a few hours to talk about your new build and usually turn orders over very quickly. So order now and let’s get started.
What We Offer...
To New Home Owners
If you are the owner of a new home looking for a reliable agency of Home Energy Assessors to prepare SAP Calculations and the EPC that you can submit to Building Control, then the easiest way is to order your SAP & EPC reports for your one-off home in this page. Click the "Order" button to get started.
If you are an architect and need to ensure that your proposed dwelling meets the government's latest Target Emission Rate (TER) and Target Fabric Energy Efficiency (TFEE), then proceed to order your SAP and EPC reports online. However, if you have a development of more than one house, please contact us.
To Builders & Developers
If you are a builder or a developer, feel free to contact us to discuss special rates for multiple new build EPC and SAP assessments. We have worked with many developers and they have stayed loyal to us since 2008. We will work with you from design stage to ensure that your proposed dwellings meet the latest building regulations.
To Housing Schemes
The government has set minimum energy performance standards for lettings. It is now more important than ever before to ensure that new dwellings, as well as existing dwellings, comply with the latest regulations. We will work with you at design stage to implement cost effective solutions that meet energy rating requirements.
The consultant explained the procedure to prepare the SAP report and the EPC rating for our new home. He sent a very comprehensive list of things to provide. Very professional, good communication and good value.
The assessor was very friendly & professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his company. Good value for money and very courteous service from start to finish.
We have worked with UK EPC Energy Consulting for a number of years and they have added a lot of value to our firm. Their advice offered as design has always been practical and useful.
Very professional company to deal with. Alex very responsive and quick to keep us informed along the way. I would highly recommend without hesitation.
The surveyor was very professional and friendly. During the assessment he explained everything at each stage. He provided an excellent service and I would happily recommend him to anyone requiring SAP reports for a new home.
Very easy process. My husband and I needed the paperwork for building control. We ordered the service online and the assessor contact us on time to get the drawings of the house. He sent the report within a few days.
If you are in the process of building a new home, a major extension, or changing the use of a property then you need SAP reports.
Only qualified professionals can produce EPC reports and SAP calculations. Within our agency all our assessors have a diploma and accreditation on “On Construction Domestic Energy Assessment”.
After you order your EPC online you will receive an email confirmation of your order along with a receipt for your payment. Then, within 24-48 hours, one of our team members will contact you and will help you with sending us the documents we need in order to start working on your SAP report.
To produce SAP calculations, we need to get from you, or your architect, a set of floor plans and elevations and detailed building specifications. After you complete your order online, we will contact you to send you a checklist of the information that you need to provide. We have done this many times, so the process is easy and quick.
If we have all the documents we need to produce your reports, then we usually complete SAP calculations and energy ratings within a week
According to the government guidelines for the production of SAP reports, assessors must work using architects drawings and specifications. Therefore, we won’t visit your home. Using architects drawings only we have completed assessments in Plymouth, from Sparkwell and Smithaleigh to Brixton and Yealmpton and throughout the UK.
Yes, we produce SAP calculations and EPC reports for Building Control.
By ordering online you are protected by the Visa/MasterCard guarantee. You also get an Order Number which prioritises your project and allocates it immediately to one of our expert energy assessors.
New Build EPCs & SAP Assessments for Building Control
Building Regulations Part L is an important part of the UK building regulations. It covers energy conservation and energy performance of buildings. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure that all new dwellings are as energy efficient as possible. Also, it aims to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption. Specifically, the regulation applies not just to new builds but also to existing buildings that are undergoing major refurbishment or extensions. As a result, it is important to understand what this regulation covers when planning any construction work.
Why Do You Need SAP Assessments for Building Control – As Design and As Build?
SAP calculations measure the amount of carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption from a building. At design stage, Building Control will request SAP assessments in order to identify any potential problems with a building’s design. Such problems could lead to increased energy consumption or emissions. At completion stage, home owners will have to submit a final version of SAP calculations. In this final document, the energy assessor takes into consideration the solutions that were actually used in the property, in comparison to what the architect specified at design stage.
Finally, the documents for Building Control are often known as SAP, On Construction EPC, or just New Build EPC.
New Build EPC Plymouth: What You Need to Know
Understanding the requirements for new build EPC and SAP Reports is essential for anyone involved in the construction and housing industry in Plymouth, or anywhere in the UK. The Building Regulations Energy Efficiency (BREE) sets out the standards for energy efficiency in new buildings. As part of this, all new dwellings must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) report. An EPC is an assessment of how energy efficient a property is, while a SAP report assesses its environmental impact.
Understanding the Dwelling’s Fabric Energy Efficiency Rating (DFEE)
The Dwelling’s Fabric Energy Efficiency rating is a metric used to measure the energy performance of new homes. It shows the combined effect of the fabric of the building: walls, ceilings, floors, insulation materials, windows, and doors on the CO2 emissions of the proposed dwelling.
Understanding the Dwellings Emissions Rate (DER)
Dwellings Emissions Rate is an important factor in understanding the impact of our buildings and homes on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gases and other pollutants that are released into the atmosphere as a result of the building’s activities. Consequently, by understanding this rate, we can make more informed decisions about how to reduce emissions from our buildings and homes. Conversely, DER takes into account factors such as heating systems and ventilation.
In addition, knowing your DER score can help you make decisions about what heating system(s) you use. With this knowledge, you can take steps to reduce your carbon footprint and create a cleaner environment.
What are SAP Calculations?
SAP calculations is a methodology that we use in order to assess the energy efficiency of a building. Among other things, we use SAP in order to produce the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). By law, you will need the EPC if you want to sell or rent the property. SAP calculations provide an estimate of the energy performance of a building and CO2 emissions. Factors such as glazing, insulation, heating systems and airtightness determine the energy performance.
How are SAP Calculations produced?
We produce SAP calculations using the Scheme’s approved software. The outcome of a SAP calculation is a set of compliance documents that help determine the energy performance rating of a new built house. This is important for ensuring that the dwelling meets all the required building regulations. In turn, homeowners must meet these targets in order to gain Building Control approval.
For more information about SAP and EPC regulations in Plymouth, you can contact: Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, W Hoe Rd, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ, tel: 01752 668000
Order your EPC and SAP reports from this page. You can find our service by searching for New Build EPC Plymouth, SAP Providers, or On Construction EPCs.