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Commercial Level 3 + 4  EPC

Commercial Level 3 + 4 buildings the price is quoted based on size and the type of heating system. Have to hand any maintenance or service logs for the HVAC equipment and hot water systems. Planning applications, or any documentation of window glazing would be helpful however not necessary. 

 A full site drawing is made and the building and the building is measured, photographs are taken. All photographs are relevant to the survey, heat emitters, lights, rooms, and these photographs are securely stored as per the Data Protection Act 2018. The accreditation schemes require the photographs for audit purposes.

Surveys can take from and hour onward depending on the size of the building and the complexity of the construction. The EPC is prepared with in a day or two again, depending on the complexity, then the EPC is either e-mailed or posted to you.

 

An EPC is required when a property is sold or let If a property rates below a band E it cannot be legally let. This falls into the MEES Legislation (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard) We can offer guidance on how to improve the rating

Overview

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (with ‘A’ the most efficient grade).

When you need an EPC

You must have an EPC if:

  • you rent out or sell the premises

  • a building under construction is finished

  • there are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems

You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.

When you must display one

You must display an EPC by fixing it to your commercial building if all these apply:

  • the total useful floor area is over 500 square metres

  • the building is frequently visited by the public

  • an EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction

 

How much it costs

The cost of an EPC will depend on the building being assessed. All EPCs are valid for 10 years.

How long does an assessment take & how much does it cost?

The cost of preparation of a Commercial EPC is related to the type of building, the complexity of the building and the quality of information available. A relatively modern building with up to date layout drawings (record plans) will be less costly to assess than an older building of similar layout for which no record drawings exist. The size of the building is also important but a large warehouse is not directly comparable to an office or retail premises of similar size. Due to the wide variation in size and complexity of commercial buildings, the survey and data entry, modeling times and calculation times can vary.

The process of producing the information necessary to undertake the calculation is complex and time consuming and the cost of producing an EPC for the simplest of buildings with access being provided to all the areas of the property, would be in the region of several hundred pounds.

This Information was taken from;

https://www.gov.uk/energy-performance-certificate-commercial-property