In recent months, we’ve spread the news about the Green Deal as much as possible. But did you know that Darren Evans Assessments has a huge range of energy efficiency services for domestic and non-domestic properties?
With years of comprehensive experience in all areas of sustainability assessment, we aim to offer a hassle-free, in-house service. We’ll take care of everything you need to meet legislation, with minimal inconvenience to you. We work hard to make sure the solutions we recommend are individually tailored to suit your project, and the most cost-effective on the market.
If you’re a landlord, housing developer, non-domestic property owner or just looking to renovate or extend your property, we can help.
Here are just a few of the top services we offer:
Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculations
These measure the energy efficiency of buildings in compliance with Part L legislation. We work on all sizes of project, from new build homes and flats, to renovations and extensions. We provide free EPCs, can offer tailored feedback on how dwellings can pass Part L1A and L1B legislation, and have a cooperative approach to compliance and a turnaround time of only five working days.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
An assessment of energy efficiency and environmental impact, EPCs are a legal requirement for all property for sale, lease or rent in the UK. Your property receives a rating from A-G: the closer the building scores to an A, the more environmentally friendly it is. Our clients include social and private landlords, commercial and domestic letting, estate agents and home information pack providers. Call us if this includes you!
Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) assessments
Since 1 May 2008, all new homes in England must have a CSH rating of at least 3 in order to receive planning consent. The CSH rating measures a decrease in carbon emissions and an increase in sustainability standards. To date, we have successfully certificated hundreds of dwellings under CSH level 3 and 4 and can help guide any customer through the process to successful certification. We offer a one-stop-shop CSH package that incorporates all the calculations, assessments and certificates you’ll need, and includes free site lodgement and free EPCs.
BREEAM assessment measures a building’s energy efficiency, water usage, construction materials, water runoff and other sustainability factors. Most local authorities now require at least a BREEAM pre-assessment to be submitted at planning stage. Thanks to our wide-ranging experience, we are certified to help you with all aspects of BREEAM certification, and will go the extra mile to make the process as straightforward for you as possible.
Since 6 April 2010, all new homes and conversions are required to meet water efficiency targets. Building Control require proof that no more than 125 litres of potable (drinkable) water are used per person, per day. We can conduct the formal calculations required, as well as provide guidance on amendments that could be made to meet specifications. These might include installing rainwater-harvesting systems, reduced-flow taps and showers, more efficient toilets, dishwashers and washing machines, and smaller baths if necessary.
Thermal Bridging calculations
As building restrictions become stricter, calculation and assessment of thermal bridges throughout a building can have a significant impact on final certification. Our expert service will assist in meeting regulations by helping to maximise fuel efficiency and use less energy, and could replace or reduce the need for expensive renewable technology. We believe that thermal bridging calculations will become increasingly important as sustainability requirements increase, and will happily guide you through the process with no jargon and no hassle.
The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation checks the compliance of a new build commercial property with Part L regulations. We assess building materials; heating, lighting and power; and the use of renewable energy sources. We can make calculations for all sizes of project and will provide detailed feedback until regulations are met. We’ll also prepare your EPCs for free.