Stacey Surveys Ltd
There is no set time on how long it can take to carry out the on-site survey. It would depend on the type of property and the size. We can advise how long a survey would take, once we have these details. A commercial premises will always take longer than a domestic home. Our assessor will record the area size of the building , heating systems & controls, and all fabric construction info, as well as other details along with photos of all recorded data.
To attain an EPC report on your commercial premises in West Wales, you will require a visit from our energy assessor Phil Stacey. He is officially accredited and experienced in commercial EPC assessments. He has been surveying commercial buildings in West Wales now for 10 years.
An EPC test evaluates the energy-efficiency of a building, based on factors such as analysis of the building design, its fabric and what it is used for. Analysis of lighting, heating and air conditioning systems and on the building’s structure and a measurement of its insulation.
An EPC rating is given on a sliding scale from A to G; A being the most energy-efficient and G being the least. The Commercial Energy Performance Certificate is also accompanied by a report that recommends steps that can be taken to improve the energy-efficiency of the building.
If you are selling or letting a building as a whole: You wil need an EPC for the whole building, even if that building is divided into parts using separate heating systems.
If you are selling or letting part of a building: If a building has a common heating system, then the seller or prospective landlord can either prepare an EPC for the whole building or prepare an EPC for the part being offered for sale or let based on energy use per square metre for the whole building or based on a similar representative unit in the same building.
A building with separate parts and separate heating systems: An EPC should be prepared for each part of a building that is being offered separately for sale or let. Again, the EPC may also be based on an assessment of a similar representative unit in the same building.
A building with shared or communal areas in buildings with independent heating systems: if the purpose of the conditioned space is mainly for access then energy consumption of the shared space is allocated to each unit in accordance with the proportion of the total floor size their unit uses.