Cavity Wall Insulation
About a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. By properly insulating cavity walls, you will save energy and cut costs off your heating bill.
In general, houses built from the 1990s onwards have wall insulation to keep the heat in, but if your house is older than that, it may not have any wall insulation at all.
A quarter of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.
Insulating between the joists of your loft will keep your house warmer, but make the roof space above colder.
This means pipes and water tanks in the loft space could be more likely to freeze, so you will need to insulate them. If your water tank is some distance from the loft hatch, you will also need something to walk on for safe access.
The cooler air in your insulated loft could mean that cold draughts come through the loft hatch. To prevent this, fit an insulated loft hatch and put strips of draught-excluding material around the hatch edges.
FREE Energy Grants
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
ECO is a Government led energy saving scheme funded by energy suppliers. It aims to reduce the amount of energy homes in Britain use and waste, and also ease fuel poverty. Through the scheme we’ll be helping those who qualify become more energy efficient by providing funding for energy saving measures.
If you claim for benefits such as Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Child Benefit and you live an inefficient home you may be eligible for ECO funding. The list above is not an exhaustive list and other benefits may be applicable.
We can manage the process from start to finish, starting with a government carbon scoring process called a Deemed Score Survey where a Reneweco Solutions professional will visit your home to carry out this survey and run through the requirements. This scheme is open to both tenants and homeowners. Please note that landlord permission will be required to install an ECO measure in a rented building.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. This means that, from April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants.
These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.
Many people are paying over the odds for their utilities. There are a number of reasons for this.
- People just forget about them
- People think its too much hassle
- People think their existing provider will look after them.
We make it so simple to change. We can provide your energy, broadband, phone and mobile on one account meaning you have one simple bill sent to you each month. It doesn’t just stop there, we can provide 100% green energy into your home and also pay up to £200 to help you switch.
Legionella Risk Assessment
Health and safety legislation requires everyone who rents out property (even if it’s just a room in your house) to undertake a risk assessment for Legionella. Legionella is a waterborne bacteria which can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal pneumonia-like illness. Legionella is commonly found in the natural environment (e.g. lakes and rivers) but when it enters manmade water systems it can grow and spread rapidly. For this reason, it’s important to assess the risk of Legionella in your domestic plumbing and be able to demonstrate to the authorities that sufficient control measures are in place to minimise the risk to health.
The good news is that in most residential properties the risks are generally low and relatively easy to control. However, it is still very important that the risk assessment is done by a competent (i.e. trained and experienced) person and reviewed on a regular basis (at least once every two years).
Floor plans are an important tool for marketing your property. Our floor plans are available in various formats, including 2D and 3D and can be produced in black and white, or a colour of your choice.
Floor plans are provided both as a standalone service, or as part of our combined EPC & floor plan package.
SAP Calcs / On-Construction EPC
All new buildings in England & Wales are required to have a standard assessment procedure (SAP) rating, which quantifies energy performance in terms of heating, lighting and ventilation. The calculation also comprises the fabric and structure of the building, the type and efficiency of thermal insulation in place, and any renewable technology installed.
SAP calculations are used to demonstrate compliance with Part L1A or L1B of the Building Regulations. The need for a SAP calculation applies to any new dwelling, including a home conversion and it applies to some extensions.
Our SAP calculations can be carried out ‘off plan’ or we can carry out site visits. We will ask you for plans, building specifications and construction notes so please gather this information for us.
Commercial energy performance certificates are required to be obtained by landlords when renting or selling a commercial property.
Examples include: retail units, offices, industrial units, commercial buildings, warehouses, supermarkets and guesthouses. Once issued, the EPC will be valid for 10 years or until another is produced. Please fill in our online form and we will provide you with a quote.
The Domestic EPC is part of a series of measures that have been introduced across Europe to reflect legislation which will help cut buildings’ carbon emissions and tackle climate change. The certificate provides ‘A’ to ‘G’ ratings for the building, with ‘A’ being the most energy efficient and ‘G’ being the least, with the average up to now being ‘D’.
It is a requirement under the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) to make an EPC available whenever a building is being constructed, rented or sold. The main aim of the EPC is to bring about market differentiation on the basis of energy performance.
Welcome to Reneweco Solutions Limited. We are property professionals who have a huge amount of experience in the Energy Efficiency sector and can provide EPCs, ECO Grants, Installation Services across the UK and can provide vital guidance on how to proceed in this sector. We understand that being able to obtain the correct info can be difficult but we aim to make things clear and simple.