About New Build EPCs

Energy Performance Certificates are required for buildings being sold, let and constructed. This applies for both domestic and commercial properties

When is an New Build EPC required?

Once construction is complete, it is the responsibility of the person/ company carrying out the work to supply the property owner with an EPC and recommendation report, and notify building control. Building control will not issue a certificate of completion until they are satisfied this has been done.

Rules and regulations differ as to which region your building is located, which makes it important to choose an accredited assessor who can properly advise you as to the regional conventions for compliance. It is always advisable to involve an assessor as early as possible in the design process, to identify potential issues which will save you money.  

Obtaining a Commercial New Build EPC

As an accreditation body, Elmhurst Energy have accredited many Level 4 Non Domestic Energy Assessors who regularly conduct energy assessments on new build properties. They use SBEM calculations to complete energy assessments and can produce the required New Build/on construction Energy Performance Certificate

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How long is my EPC valid for?

All EPCs are valid for 10 years. 

How much will it cost?

That depends on the building being assessed. 

Do I have to display an EPC? 

You must display an EPC if all of the following apply:

  • The building is frequently visited by the public. 
  • An EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction

  • The total useful floor area is over 500 square metres

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