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Boost your property's efficiency and eco-credentials with an Energy Performance Certificate. We are an accredited member of the Elmhurst Energy Assessors Scheme and cover Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Welcome to Saxon Surveying Ltd, your trusted provider of EPC or Energy Performance Certificate services. If you're wondering what an EPC is, don't worry, we're here to help! An EPC is a certificate that measures the energy efficiency of a building. It shows how much energy a building uses, and how much CO2 is produced to heat and power the building. Now, you might be wondering why you need an EPC certificate.

Well, it's required by law in the UK for all buildings that are being sold, rented, or constructed. The EPC provides valuable information to potential buyers and tenants about the energy efficiency of a building. This information helps them make informed decisions about the costs and environmental impact of the building they are interested in. An EPC also helps identify areas where improvements can be made to reduce energy usage and costs

So, when do you need an EPC? If you're planning to sell or rent a property, or if you're building a new property, you'll need an EPC. It's important to get your EPC from a qualified and accredited provider like Saxon Surveying Ltd. We have a team of experienced assessors who will carry out the survey and provide you with an EPC certificate that meets all the legal requirements. Contact us today to find out more about our EPC services!

Residential EPC

Whether your selling your property or letting it out, we can provide a 24 hour turnaround service for domestic energy performance certificates.

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Commercial EPC

EPC's specifically for shops, offices or other types of commercial premises being leased, lease renewals or being sold.

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New Build / Part L 

Building your own home, or adding an extension? We can provide Part L
compliance paperwork for your projects.

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Find My ​Properties Energy Performance Certificate

Unsure whether your property has an EPC already?
You know your property has an EPC but can't find it? 

Use the Government ran EPC register to locate any EPC that's been carried out on your property. You'll be able to find out what your properties rating is, along with any recommendations for improvement, or even if your current certificate is valid.

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frequently asked questions

Questions commonly asked by customers

What is an EPC?

An energy performance certificate (EPC) is a report for a house or building, that shows how energy-efficient it is.

The certificate takes into account things like how well the walls and roof are insulated, how efficient the heating and cooling systems are, and how much energy is used for things like lighting and appliances.

The higher the score on the EPC, the more energy-efficient the building is, which is good because it means less energy is needed to keep the building comfortable.

The EPC is important because it helps people understand how much energy a building uses, and how much it will cost to keep it running. It also helps people make better decisions about where to live or work, and how to save money and energy by making improvements to their building.

Why do I need an EPC

In the United Kingdom, an Energy Performance Certificate or EPC is required by law for all buildings that are being sold, rented or constructed. This means that if you're a homeowner, landlord, or property developer, you'll need an EPC at some point in the process.

If you're selling a property, you'll need to provide an EPC to potential buyers before they make an offer. If you're a landlord, you'll need to provide an EPC to your tenants before they move in. If you're constructing a new building, you'll need an EPC before the building is completed.

Additionally, some properties are exempt from requiring an EPC, such as buildings that are used for religious worship or industrial processes. However, it's important to note that these exemptions are rare and most properties will require an EPC.

Overall, if you're involved in any way with the buying, selling, renting or construction of a property in the UK, it's likely that you'll need an EPC. Contact a qualified and accredited provider like Saxon Surveying Ltd to find out more about how we can help you obtain an EPC certificate for your property.

How long is an EPC valid for?

An Energy Performance Certificate or EPC is valid for 10 years from the date of issue. This means that once you have obtained an EPC certificate for your property, you won't need to obtain another one for a decade, unless significant changes are made to the property that could affect its energy efficiency rating.

However, it's important to note that if you're selling or renting a property, the EPC must be no older than 10 years old at the time of the transaction. This means that if your EPC is close to its expiry date, you may need to obtain a new one before you can legally sell or rent out your property.

It's also worth mentioning that if you've made significant improvements to your property that could increase its energy efficiency, you may want to obtain a new EPC to reflect these changes. This can help you demonstrate to potential buyers or tenants that your property is now more energy efficient and may help you attract a higher price or rent.

Overall, an EPC is valid for 10 years, but it's important to keep track of its expiry date and obtain a new one if necessary. If you have any questions about obtaining an EPC or when to renew it, contact a qualified and accredited provider like Saxon Surveying Ltd for expert advice.

Does my property require a minimum EPC rating?

Yes, in the UK, most properties are required to meet a minimum energy efficiency rating when an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is carried out. This minimum rating is known as the Energy Efficiency Standard for Private Rented Property (EESPR) and applies to privately rented properties. The EESPR requires that the property has an energy efficiency rating of at least an "E" on the EPC scale.

This means that if your property has an EPC rating below "E," you may be required to carry out energy efficiency improvements to bring it up to the required standard. There are several improvements that can be made, such as upgrading insulation or replacing old heating systems, which can help to increase your property's energy efficiency rating.

It's worth noting that there are some exemptions to the EESPR, such as properties that are listed or located in conservation areas, but these exemptions are rare. If you're unsure about whether your property meets the EESPR requirements or if you need advice on improving your property's energy efficiency, contact a qualified and accredited provider like Saxon Surveying Ltd for expert guidance.

How much does an EPC cost?

Our costs vary depending on type, size and complexity of the property in question. If someone had more than one property that required an EPC then a discount would be available.

As a base line, we charge;

Residential Property - £50+

Commercial Property - £125+

New Build EPC with Part L calculations - £120+ per property.

How long does it take to get an EPC?

We can turn an EPC around in anywhere from 24 to 48 hours access dependent for residential properties. Commercial EPC's and SAP assessments may take longer due to increased complexity and the nature of the projects.

Who can provide an EPC?

In the United Kingdom, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) can only be carried out by accredited and qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) or Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEAs). These assessors are trained and certified to carry out energy assessments and provide EPCs for properties.

DEAs are qualified to assess the energy efficiency of domestic properties, such as houses, flats, and bungalows. NDEAs, on the other hand, are qualified to assess the energy efficiency of non-domestic properties, such as offices, shops, and industrial buildings.

It's important to note that not all assessors are accredited, and it's essential to choose an accredited assessor like Saxon Surveying Ltd to ensure that your EPC is legally valid. Accredited assessors have undergone rigorous training and certification processes and must adhere to strict quality standards when carrying out assessments.

If you're in need of an EPC for your property, contact a qualified and accredited provider like Saxon Surveying Ltd for expert guidance and support. We have a team of experienced and accredited assessors who can provide you with a reliable and legally valid EPC for your property