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U-Value Training

Advanced training for building professionals

Take your career to the next level as a trained and competent provider of U-Value calculations

A U-Value measures the rate of heat loss through a structure, such as a wall, and plays an integral part in SAP calculations. Being able to calculate your own U-Value calculations will give you complete freedom and flexibility when trying to achieve compliance with Building Regulations/ Standards.

Course Content

  • Introduction to U-Values & overview of scheme
  • Science of thermal performance
  • Principals of U-Values calculations
  • A look at BR443 - U-Value calculation conventions
  • Supervised U-Value calculation workshops
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Why choose Elmhurst for U-Value Training?

Leave feeling confident

Elmhurst’s U-Value course has been developed to provide information at a pace that suits all of our trainees, regardless of whether they are new to the industry or are more experienced. We ensure that everyone understands the content and are able to gradually build up their skills and knowledge.

Unrivalled support

Our role as one of the UK’s approved accreditation schemes means that we are able to provide continued support to those who join our accreditation scheme, long after the training. This is something which independent training providers are unable to provide.

Training delivered since 1993

Elmhurst has been operating for over 25 years, and during this time our experienced and qualified trainers have undertaken training for thousands of individuals. As the UK’s largest accreditation scheme for Energy Assessors, we have the expertise and the knowledge to help you thrive and grow within this exciting career.


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Feedback from learners...

Hayley Scholes

Joanne, was lovely and really helpful, along with the other trainers ! I felt supported the whole way through and felt that all my questions were answered with no judgement. I surprisingly enjoyed the course and everyone was really friendly

Hayley Scholes

NicheCom

Precision Inventory Services

Good course content. Qualified over 2 years ago in 5 days with no further visits to properties to qualify. Very supportive staff.

Precision Inventory Services

Jatender Dhadwal

I thought that the online course was a fantastic and innovative way of completing the DEA course. Elmhurst have accommodated a new way of learning and implemented robust procedures to ensure consistency in quality.

Jatender Dhadwal

Marc Giampaolo

The course was packed full of everything you need to know to become a Domestic Energy Assessor and the course tutor was very engaging and enthusiastic and he explained everything in detail giving me the confidence to complete my portfolio and gain the qualification.

Marc Giampaolo

Damien Burke

This was a hard course but I have enjoyed it very much I have had plenty of help and support from your trainers and course examiners, especially Denise Aris and Simon Flint. I would be happy to recommend anybody to go on this course if they wanted to become a DEA.

Damien Burke

Alistair Connell

Denise was an excellent trainer, she was very knowledge and delivered the course at a good pace.

Alistair Connell

Renfrewshire Council

Ken Ravey

Simon was excellent and explained everything which helped the process.

Ken Ravey

Sophie Feltwell

The staff were really friendly, catering was great. Elizabeth and Jo were absolutely superb; both lovely and approachable people, and always willing to help. They made my week! Many thanks to you both.

Sophie Feltwell

NicheCom

Elidh Finlayson

Hugely impressed by not only the course content and structure but also our trainer. Denise was incredibly professional- she is knowledgeable and extremely engaging, approachable, easy to listen to and concise when responding to queries. Superb!

Elidh Finlayson

John Smith

Everything worked really well, Simon was great, moved things on at a good pace but stopping to answer questions where needed and was very clear in the way he communicated information

John Smith

Why learn how to calculate your own U-Values?

When trying to achieve compliance with building regulations, margins are tight and they’re only going to get tighter.

Flexibility

Calculating your own U-Values will provide you with the extra flexibility when trying to achieve compliance for clients.

Secret weapon for MEES and Retrofit

RdSAP uses default U-Values for measuring the energy performance of existing homes. However they can be overridden – and this is especially useful when trying to comply with MEES legislation or to get a more accurate picture for retrofit improvement works.

3D illustration of different coloured houses Competence and quality

Reliability, skill and competence will always set you apart from the crowd. By attending Elmhurst’s U-Value course, and joining our carefully vetted scheme, you will be able to demonstrate to clients that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake U-Value Calculations.

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Elmhurst's U-Value Competency Scheme

Once trained in calculating U-Values, you will be eligible to join Elmhurst’s industry leading U-Value Competency Scheme. If you are looking for a scheme which offers professional technical support and opportunities to enhance your skills, as well as the tools to build a competitive business, then this is the competency scheme for you.

  • Access to Elmhurst's Industry Leading U-Value software
  • Unrivalled technical support
  • Marketing material available to help sell your services
  • Discounted and free CPD available for members
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