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Energy performance certificate (EPC)


Energy rating

D

27 CARDIGAN ROAD
READING
RG1 5QL

19 April 2031

0020-2400-9340-2029-6161

Property type
Mid-terrace house
Total floor area
68 square metres

Rules on letting this property

Properties can be rented if they have an energy rating from A to E.

If the property is rated F or G, it cannot be let, unless an exemption has been registered. You can read guidance for landlords on the regulations and exemptions.

Energy efficiency rating for this property

This property’s current energy rating is D. It has the potential to be B.

See how to improve this property’s energy performance.

Energy efficiency chart This property’s current energy rating is D with a score of 59. It has a potential energy rating of B with a score of 85.

The graph shows this property’s current and potential energy efficiency.

Properties are given a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Properties are also given a score. The higher the number the lower your fuel bills are likely to be.

The average energy rating and score for a property in England and Wales are D (60).

Breakdown of property’s energy performance

This section shows the energy performance for features of this property. The assessment does not consider the condition of a feature and how well it is working.

Each feature is assessed as one of the following:

  • very good (most efficient)
  • good
  • average
  • poor
  • very poor (least efficient)

When the description says “assumed”, it means that the feature could not be inspected and an assumption has been made based on the property’s age and type.

Feature Description Rating
Wall Solid brick, as built, no insulation (assumed) Very poor
Wall Cavity wall, as built, no insulation (assumed) Poor
Roof Pitched, 100 mm loft insulation Average
Roof Pitched, no insulation (assumed) Very poor
Roof Flat, no insulation (assumed) Very poor
Window Fully double glazed Average
Main heating Room heaters, mains gas Good
Main heating control No thermostatic control of room temperature Poor
Hot water Gas multipoint Average
Lighting Low energy lighting in 63% of fixed outlets Good
Floor Suspended, no insulation (assumed) N/A
Floor Solid, no insulation (assumed) N/A
Secondary heating Room heaters, mains gas N/A

Primary energy use

The primary energy use for this property per year is 305 kilowatt hours per square metre (kWh/m2).

What is primary energy use?

Primary energy use is a measure of the energy required for lighting, heating and hot water in a property. The calculation includes:

  • the efficiency of the property’s heating system
  • power station efficiency for electricity
  • the energy used to produce the fuel and deliver it to the property

Environmental impact of this property

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is carbon dioxide (CO2). The energy used for heating, lighting and power in our homes produces over a quarter of the UK’s CO2 emissions.

An average household produces
6 tonnes of CO2
This property produces
3.6 tonnes of CO2
This property’s potential production
1.1 tonnes of CO2

By making the recommended changes, you could reduce this property’s CO2 emissions by 2.5 tonnes per year. This will help to protect the environment.

Environmental impact ratings are based on assumptions about average occupancy and energy use. They may not reflect how energy is consumed by the people living at the property.

How to improve this property’s energy performance

Potential energy rating

B

Making any of the recommended changes will improve this property’s energy efficiency.

If you make all of the recommended changes, this will improve the property’s energy rating and score from D (59) to B (85).

What is an energy rating?
An energy rating shows a property’s energy efficiency.

Properties are given a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Properties are also given a score. The higher this number, the lower your CO2 emissions are likely to be.

Recommendation 1: Flat roof or sloping ceiling insulation

Flat roof or sloping ceiling insulation

Typical installation cost
£850 - £1,500
Typical yearly saving
£56
Potential rating after carrying out recommendation 1
band-d 62 | D

Recommendation 2: Internal or external wall insulation

Internal or external wall insulation

Typical installation cost
£4,000 - £14,000
Typical yearly saving
£92
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 and 2
band-d 66 | D

Recommendation 3: Floor insulation (suspended floor)

Floor insulation (suspended floor)

Typical installation cost
£800 - £1,200
Typical yearly saving
£20
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 3
band-d 67 | D

Recommendation 4: Low energy lighting

Low energy lighting

Typical installation cost
£15
Typical yearly saving
£19
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 4
band-d 68 | D

Recommendation 5: Change room heaters to condensing boiler

Condensing boiler

Typical installation cost
£3,000 - £7,000
Typical yearly saving
£61
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 5
band-c 71 | C

Recommendation 6: Flue gas heat recovery device in conjunction with boiler

Flue gas heat recovery

Typical installation cost
£400 - £900
Typical yearly saving
£19
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 6
band-c 72 | C

Recommendation 7: Solar water heating

Solar water heating

Typical installation cost
£4,000 - £6,000
Typical yearly saving
£22
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 7
band-c 73 | C

Recommendation 8: Solar photovoltaic panels, 2.5 kWp

Solar photovoltaic panels

Typical installation cost
£3,500 - £5,500
Typical yearly saving
£354
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 8
band-b 85 | B

Estimated energy use and potential savings

Estimated yearly energy cost for this property
£786
Potential saving
£288

The estimated cost shows how much the average household would spend in this property for heating, lighting and hot water. It is not based on how energy is used by the people living at the property.

The estimated saving is based on making all of the recommendations in how to improve this property’s energy performance.

For advice on how to reduce your energy bills visit Simple Energy Advice.

Heating use in this property

Heating a property usually makes up the majority of energy costs.

Estimated energy used to heat this property

Space heating
9633 kWh per year
Water heating
1427 kWh per year
Potential energy savings by installing insulation
Type of insulation Amount of energy saved
Loft insulation 238 kWh per year
Cavity wall insulation 303 kWh per year
Solid wall insulation 1640 kWh per year

You might be able to receive Renewable Heat Incentive payments. This will help to reduce carbon emissions by replacing your existing heating system with one that generates renewable heat. The estimated energy required for space and water heating will form the basis of the payments.

Contacting the assessor and accreditation scheme

This EPC was created by a qualified energy assessor.

If you are unhappy about your property’s energy assessment or certificate, you can complain to the assessor directly.

If you are still unhappy after contacting the assessor, you should contact the assessor’s accreditation scheme.

Accreditation schemes are appointed by the government to ensure that assessors are qualified to carry out EPC assessments.

Assessor contact details

Assessor’s name
Martin Scoones
Telephone
07904592022

Accreditation scheme contact details

Accreditation scheme
Stroma Certification Ltd
Assessor ID
STRO016531
Telephone
0330 124 9660

Assessment details

Assessor’s declaration
No related party
Date of assessment
20 April 2021
Date of certificate
20 April 2021
Type of assessment
RdSAP
RdSAP (Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure) is a method used to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of properties in the UK. It uses a site visit and survey of the property to calculate energy performance.

This type of assessment can be carried out on properties built before 1 April 2008 in England and Wales, and 30 September 2008 in Northern Ireland. It can also be used for newer properties, as long as they have a previous SAP assessment, which uses detailed information about the property’s construction to calculate energy performance.