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Why Do I Need A SAP Calculation?
Any conversions or new dwellings need to have a SAP Calculation and Predicted EPC before any work can begin as outlined in Part L of Building Regulations in London in 2006.
It is the responsibility of the builder to provide any On Construction EPCs when a home is constructed. This will also apply if a building is converted into fewer or more units (material change of use) and changes are made to the heating, hot water provision or air conditioning/ventilation services.
If you are selling a home before it has been built, you will need to provide information about energy efficiency in a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA).
What Is A SAP Calculation?
A SAP calculation, the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Ratings, is required to produce an On Construction EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) or a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA).
A SAP rating represents the cost of energy required by a property over the course of a year with a score of 100 meaning there's no energy cost. This is calculated from lighting, heating, hot water systems, renewable technolgies used and the elements of structure. The higher the score, the lower the cost of running it.
How Is A SAP Assessment Undertaken?
The SAP software will determine if a building complies with Building Regulations in London using the information provided by the SAP assessment. This crucial information relates to the type of dwelling, floors, walls, the roof, windows, doors, lighting, renewable technologies, 'U' values, hot water and ventilation.
Amongst other things, the SAP assessor will determine how good the thermal elements are in the floors and walls as well as how well heat passes through these elements - this is known as a 'U' value. A high 'U' value represents a high amount of heat lost - this is used in the SAP calculation which is done off-site but requires plans and drawings of the site in order to be calculated.
Our other services include:
Thermography, Part G - Water Calculations, On Construction EPC, Sustainability Statements, Energy Statements, Environmental Noise, Air Leakage Testing, Code 4 Sustainable Homes, Acoustic Testing, SAP Conversion Calculations, Part E, SAP Extension Calculations, Part F Ventilation Testing,
SAP Calculations can also be known as:
SAP Calc, TER DER Calc, SAP Rating, Standard Assessment Procedure, Domestic Carbon Emission Calc, TER DER Calculation, Domestic Carbon Emission Calculation, SAP Assessment,
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