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Wrexham - SAP Calculations - 01978 633 079
What Is A SAP Calculation?
The higher the SAP rating, the lower the cost will be to run the building. The score represents the cost of energy required by a property over the course of a year with a 100 score meaning there's no energy cost. To calculate the SAP, the assessor uses information relating to lighting, heating, hot water systems, renewable technolgies used and the elements of structure.
SAP calculations are the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Ratings. In order to produce an On Construction EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) or a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA), a SAP is required, as this is the calculation these certificates are based on.
Why Do I Need A SAP Calculation?
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).
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 Wrexham 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.
How Is A SAP Assessment Undertaken?
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.
The crucial information needed for the SAP software relates to the type of dwelling, floors, walls, the roof, windows, doors, lighting, renewable technologies, 'U' values, hot water and ventilation. With this, we can determine if a building complies with Building Regulations in Wrexham.
Our other services include:
Sustainability Statements, Thermography, Environmental Noise, Acoustic Testing, Part E, SAP Conversion Calculations, Part G - Water Calculations, Part F Ventilation Testing, On Construction EPC, SAP Extension Calculations, Energy Statements, Air Leakage Testing, Code 4 Sustainable Homes,
SAP Calculations can also be known as:
SAP Rating, Standard Assessment Procedure, SAP Calc, SAP Assessment, TER DER Calc, Domestic Carbon Emission Calculation, Domestic Carbon Emission Calc, TER DER Calculation,
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