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Month: May 2022

Guide: Improve your property EPC rating

1. Top up loft insulation The simplest way to improve your EPC rating is to ensure your loft insulation is at least 270mm thick. Good loft insulation will reduce the energy that can escape through the roof. 2. Add cavity wall insulation Cavity wall insulation is suitable for properties that have been built with a gap between two layers of

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation will significantly reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home. The average house could reduce heating costs by over a third. In most houses built after the 1920s, the external walls are made of two layers with a small air gap or ‘cavity’ between them. If your home has unfilled cavity walls, a considerable

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Loft Insulation to improve energy efficiency in rented property

Insulating your home is vital for reducing energy wastage and adding loft insulation is one of the most cost-effective solutions. According to Energy Saving Trust, you can lose a quarter of heat through the roof of an uninsulated home, but by installing loft insulation you’re effectively covering your home in a blanket. That means you’re keeping heat inside the house

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How To Find Out If Your Rental Property Is Effected By New 2023 EPC Regulations

Find out if your property is covered by the current regulations The Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations set a minimum energy efficiency level for domestic private rented properties. The Regulations apply to all domestic private rented properties that are: Answer these questions to find out whether your property is covered by the Regulations 1. Is your property let

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What can I do to improve my rented property EPC rating?

What can I do to improve my EPC rating? An EPC will list recommendations on how you can improve your rating. It will give estimated costs to make improvements, as well as the total potential savings. Common recommendations include: These improvements will lower energy bills and lessen the property’s environmental impact.

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How long does my EPC certificate last?

Once completed, an EPC is valid for 10 years. You can use it multiple times within this period. If you have made improvements to your property and plan to rent it out or sell it, it is a good idea to have a new EPC done to reflect the changes.

Read More »

Why is a high EPC rating important?

Based on average property prices, there is a correlation between a stronger EPC rating and a higher house price. According to MoneySupermarket.com, properties with higher EPC ratings can achieve higher values and improving any rating can be an important way to bolster your asking price. House buy fast Jonathan Rolande, Director of House Buy Fast and Founder of the National Association

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What is the EPC Register?

All EPCs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are lodged on a national register, called the EPC Register. For properties in Scotland, check the Scottish EPC Register. These registers are publicly available. They are useful for finding your EPC certificate or when you are comparing future homes and then the potential costs involved in running them. The government may use some of

Read More »

Energy Performance Certificate – a breakdown

Not All EPCs are the same with consistencies as follows for each: 1. Current and potential energy costs The first section of an EPC looks at the house’s estimated costs for energy divided into lighting, heating and hot water currently. This is useful to know how much a property’s energy utility bills will be and how much you could save. It is

Read More »

EPC ratings: a brief summary

All properties are placed on a colour-coded scale from A to G, with A being the most efficient with the cheapest fuel bills. A property’s EPC rating will be dependent on: It provides a numerical grade, between 1 and 100 and occasionally 120 depending on renewable energy measures and a lettered grade from A to G, with A being the

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Month: May 2022

Guide: Improve your property EPC rating

1. Top up loft insulation The simplest way to improve your EPC rating is to ensure your loft insulation is at least 270mm thick. Good loft insulation will reduce the energy that can escape through the roof. 2. Add cavity wall insulation Cavity wall insulation is suitable for properties that have been built with a gap between two layers of

Read More »

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation will significantly reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home. The average house could reduce heating costs by over a third. In most houses built after the 1920s, the external walls are made of two layers with a small air gap or ‘cavity’ between them. If your home has unfilled cavity walls, a considerable

Read More »

Loft Insulation to improve energy efficiency in rented property

Insulating your home is vital for reducing energy wastage and adding loft insulation is one of the most cost-effective solutions. According to Energy Saving Trust, you can lose a quarter of heat through the roof of an uninsulated home, but by installing loft insulation you’re effectively covering your home in a blanket. That means you’re keeping heat inside the house

Read More »

How To Find Out If Your Rental Property Is Effected By New 2023 EPC Regulations

Find out if your property is covered by the current regulations The Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations set a minimum energy efficiency level for domestic private rented properties. The Regulations apply to all domestic private rented properties that are: Answer these questions to find out whether your property is covered by the Regulations 1. Is your property let

Read More »

What can I do to improve my rented property EPC rating?

What can I do to improve my EPC rating? An EPC will list recommendations on how you can improve your rating. It will give estimated costs to make improvements, as well as the total potential savings. Common recommendations include: These improvements will lower energy bills and lessen the property’s environmental impact.

Read More »

How long does my EPC certificate last?

Once completed, an EPC is valid for 10 years. You can use it multiple times within this period. If you have made improvements to your property and plan to rent it out or sell it, it is a good idea to have a new EPC done to reflect the changes.

Read More »

Why is a high EPC rating important?

Based on average property prices, there is a correlation between a stronger EPC rating and a higher house price. According to MoneySupermarket.com, properties with higher EPC ratings can achieve higher values and improving any rating can be an important way to bolster your asking price. House buy fast Jonathan Rolande, Director of House Buy Fast and Founder of the National Association

Read More »

What is the EPC Register?

All EPCs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are lodged on a national register, called the EPC Register. For properties in Scotland, check the Scottish EPC Register. These registers are publicly available. They are useful for finding your EPC certificate or when you are comparing future homes and then the potential costs involved in running them. The government may use some of

Read More »

Energy Performance Certificate – a breakdown

Not All EPCs are the same with consistencies as follows for each: 1. Current and potential energy costs The first section of an EPC looks at the house’s estimated costs for energy divided into lighting, heating and hot water currently. This is useful to know how much a property’s energy utility bills will be and how much you could save. It is

Read More »

EPC ratings: a brief summary

All properties are placed on a colour-coded scale from A to G, with A being the most efficient with the cheapest fuel bills. A property’s EPC rating will be dependent on: It provides a numerical grade, between 1 and 100 and occasionally 120 depending on renewable energy measures and a lettered grade from A to G, with A being the

Read More »