• Head Office: 01924 229180
  • Email:

Energy Performance

The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings came into effect progressively from 2007 and is an important part of government strategies for tackling climate change. The principle underlying the Directive is to make energy use in buildings transparent by the issuing of a certificate showing the energy rating of a property, accompanied by recommendations on how to improve efficiency. This energy performance certificate (EPC) must be provided whenever a property is constructed, rented out or sold. The EPC shows the energy efficiency rating (relating to running costs) of a dwelling. The rating is shown on an A–G rating scale similar to those used for refrigerators and other electrical appliances.

When the construction of a new building is completed, the builder or person responsible for the construction is responsible for obtaining the certificate and providing it to the owner. This is a duty under Building Regulations. This will also apply if a building is converted into fewer or more units and there are changes to the heating, hot water provision or air conditioning/ ventilation services.

Assent has a number of qualified staff capable of producing SAP calculations and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's) for new domestic dwellings. They can advise on how to achieve a pass, what factors can be altered to improve your rating by applying up to date knowledge and skills.

What Our Clients Said …

"We have been using the services of Assent Building Control for numerous clients of ours for something in the order of 6 or 7 years. We find them speedy and efficient for dealing with matters and cooperative in terms of difficult issues which need resolution. They are a pleasure to…"

Simon Nabarro - Nabarro McAllister & Co Ltd

Read More

"It is a great pleasure to be doing business with you and your team at Colchester, as you have always provided a very prompt and efficient service for both the plan checking and the on site inspections, giving helpful advice and assistance whenever asked for, and indeed providing solutions to…"

Franklyn Nevard Associates

Read More

"Angela has worked for the University of Southampton for the last 15 years and has been involved in a diverse range of projects ranging from large Capital new builds to major refurbishments, no matter the size of the project the approach is always consistently good but more importantly flexible, up…"

Martin Sealy - University of Southampton

Read More

"In our experience, Assent provide a professional and pleasant service as part of the design and construction team. They offer a pragmatic and proactive approach to Building Contol compliance."

David Firth - Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Read More

Assent Delivers …

  • Highest Professional Standards
  • Expertise, Experience & Commitment
  • Commercially Aware, Responsive & Helpful Service
  • National Services Delivered Locally
  • Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/assentbc

© Assent Building Control 2017

Regulated by RICS | About this site