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Bristol - SAP Calculations - 0117 212 0189
The office that covers this area is: Cardiff
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.
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).
How Is A SAP Assessment Undertaken?
A SAP is done off-site but requires plans and drawings of the site in order to be calculated. Amongst other things, the SAP assessor will determine how good the thermal elements are in the floors and walls and 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.
The SAP software will determine if a building complies with Building Regulations in Bristol 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.
Why Do I Need A SAP Calculation?
Under Part L of Building Regulations in Bristol, since 2006, any new dwellings or conversions need to have a SAP Calculation and Predicted EPC before any work can begin.
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.
You will need to provide information about energy efficiency in a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA) if you are planning to sell the property before it has been built.
Our other services include:
Code 4 Sustainable Homes, Part G - Water Calculations, Energy Statements, Thermography, Acoustic Testing, SAP Conversion Calculations, On Construction EPC, Sustainability Statements, SAP Extension Calculations, Part F Ventilation Testing, Environmental Noise, Part E, Air Leakage Testing,
SAP Calculations can also be known as:
Standard Assessment Procedure, TER DER Calculation, Domestic Carbon Emission Calculation, SAP Calc, SAP Assessment, Domestic Carbon Emission Calc, SAP Rating, TER DER Calc,
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