Archive for April, 2009

Google streetview helps with commercial EPC quotes

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

It can sometimes be quite hard to quote accurately for a commercial energy assessment. You want to be competitive. You don’t want to undersell yourself and devalue your service. But, of course, you’d like the work.

You receive an enquiry. You ask the usual questions; the address of the property, the type of building that it is – retail, industrial, office etc. Then comes the ‘big’ one. How big is it? What’s the total floor area? The answer comes. Erm, well, it’s got two floors, it’s a sort of house turned into a commercial building. Or you get it’s about 100sq metres, only to arrive on site and it’s three times that and you’ve quoted a fixed price. Some you win, some you lose eh? The client won’t pay you to come out and do a pre-survey just so that you can quote accurately.


Is your Domestic Energy Assessment being carried out correctly?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

So as a selling home owner or a landlord you will have come across the need to have an Energy Performance Certificate and had a domestic energy assessment carried out. This involves a visual inspection on the property and generates a report based on the data collected on site by the domestic energy assessor (DEA).