Category Archives: Energy Performance Certificates

PV panels fall in price

With the drop in costs of installing photovoltaic (PV) panels, more and more householders are taking advantage of the government’s Feed in Tariff (FIT) and getting PV panels installed on their roofs. EPC in Bacup, Rossendale Whilst  in Bacup, Rossendale, to carry out an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), I turned into a street in which almost…

Rural fuel choices

If you are fortunate enough to live out in the countryside and enjoy the peace and quiet that village life can bring but are overburdened with ever increasing fuel bills because your community does not have natural gas then there are now real energy choices available. If your only energy source of fuel is electricity…

Improving energy efficiency via the Green Deal

The Green Deal Many people are still blissfully unaware of the government’s initiative to improve the level of energy efficiency in our homes. This program, which is designed to improve the housing stock in this country, is the largest scheme since the war. Green Deal Regulations The Green Deal regulations went through parliament last week….

Quick online property sale

Sometimes I get to hear of a property that just won’t sell. I then wonder what the vendor must be thinking and how they must be feeling. Some vendors are quite relaxed about the fact they haven’t sold their house even after two years or more. Others I’ve spoken to can’t even remember the sale…

Home is where the heart is

Today the sun is shining, it’s my birthday and I have just completed two very different energy inspections for energy performance certificates (EPCs). EPC in the Ribble Valley My first appointment was in the Ribble Valley, a very beautiful part of East Lancashire. The EPC was commissioned, not for sale or rental, but because the…

Rossendale, a view and an EPC

This morning I received a phone call from a very agitated lady. Her home was sold and contracts about to be exchanged, but the EPC she had had done a couple of years ago had the wrong address on it. EPC needed in Bacup, Rossendale She needed the EPC to be able complete the property…

The Queen visits East Lancashire

Last night was busy. As Brown Owl I had been asked to provide two brownies for the ceremonial parade for the Queen’s visit to Accrington and I needed to liaise with parents and organisers to ensure the girls would be there with the correct uniform and pennant, and at the right time. As a mum,…

An EPC and a glass of wine

I was lucky enough to be asked to carry out an energy inspection for an EPC at a property in Haslingden, Rossendale. I arrived promptly, and with a quick look around the outside of the house, I established it was of solid construction with a basement and a room in the roof. I was greeted…

What is assessed during an EPC?

Selling or renting property? If so, you will no doubt already know that you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Most home-owners however, have no idea what the DEA (domestic energy assessor) will be looking at and how they can help. Energy Performance Certificate To produce the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) the DEA will initially…

The Green Deal

The Government is all set to introduce legislation later this year to make it possible for you to improve the energy efficiency of your property through the Green Deal. The more energy efficient the property is, the less it costs to heat thereby saving us money. What is the Green Deal? To qualify for the…