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How to prepare for a Domestic EPC

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We will require access to the following parts of the property during the EPC assessment:

  • The rear of the property
  • The boiler/boiler room
  • The loft
  • The hot water cylinder (or equivalent)
  • The majority of the rooms
  • The gas and electricity meters

Ways to prepare for your EPC Assessment to obtain the best result

  • If the loft is mainly boarded and insulation lies beneath the boards, consider removing some of the boards to allow for measurements to be taken by the assessor.
  • If you have had your windows fitted in the last 15 years by a registered fitter, please have the FENSA certificate available on the day of the inspection.
  • If you use low energy light bulbs but they are concealed under coverings, please consider removing some of the coverings to allow for photographs to be taken.
  • If the property has been extended, or the loft converted, try to establish the date of the works and obtain the Building Control Completion Statement (this is particularly important regarding loft conversions). If a completion statement is not available for a loft conversion, the assessor is required to enter the date as the original build date of the house, meaning the EPC software will apply the insulation levels in accordance with the building regulations set at that time.
  • If the property has been insulated during a refurbishment, please try to reveal some of the insulation, or provide the assessor with official documentation relating to the works at the time of the assessment. Please note that an intention to carry out works, e.g. in the form of a quote, will not be acceptable, and will only lead to an invalid EPC (our files are subject to regular audits).
  • If the cavity of the external walls has been insulated and since rendered over, or re-pointed, please try to find the certificate/warranty relating to the insulation and show it to the assessor at the time of the assessment.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.