We thought we would provide a snapshot of some of our work for the month, plenty of EPCs as usual, so to start things off, here’s a short summary of what we’ve been up to in April…
The largest building surveyed was 1,874 sq m and the smallest was just 23 sq m! Typically, this tiddler would not need an EPC as detached buildings less than 50 sq m are exempt. However, this one was for a Feed in Tariff application, in which case Ofgem’s guidelines suggest that if an EPC can be done, it should, regardless of building size.
The worst rating we came across was 225, a big red G on the EPC graph. The best rating was 56; one on a care home and one on a small café. Our most visited city this month was Plymouth and the furthest we travelled was to Sturminster Newton in Dorset.
Desk based jobs tended to be u-value calculations for ECO cavity wall insulation work. Installers need a qualified SAP assessor (sometimes referred to as OCDEA) to show the before and after thermal performance of the wall, which is where we come in. We also did some SAP calculations for a local renewables installer to help with a ground source heat pump installation but on the whole, EPCs have been keeping us busy.