Extensions & Property Improvements
Carrying out works to your home can give you the opportunity of improving your house’s energy performance through better insulation, etc. This is often mandatory under your Building Regulations submission where work on existing walls & roof is involved or the changing of a central heating boiler for example.
There is much all of us can do with relatively little effort to cut our energy use – and save money. Improving the energy efficiency of your home is one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combating rising energy prices and getting it installed may not cost as much as you think! The Energy Saving Trust provides information on grants, etc.
Energy Performance Certificates.
Since October 2008 all residential properties are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when bought, sold or rented. Non-compliance can lead to fines of up to a £5,000 maximum.
Home energy generation
Renewable energy technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, and biomass heaters are becoming increasingly popular. These are effective alternatives to fossil fuels and will help you to meet your own energy requirements and reduce your home’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Code for Sustainable Homes ( New Build )
Parts of the Building Regulations, including the Code for Sustainable Homes and the EPC for Construction, aim to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment. The Code is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes & aims to reduce our carbon emissions and create homes that are more sustainable.
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