New Build Properties
In this paragraph, we explain how the SAP Calculations for New Builds are carried out.
In all cases apart from extensions that we will cover later in this article there are 2 steps.
Firstly, the Design Stage. At this stage, we will work up preliminary SAP Calcs to see if compliance is met.
Two elements are met, the Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) and Dwelling Fabric Energy Efficiency (DFEE).
The calculations determine a Target Emissions Rate (TER) and a Target Fabric Energy Efficiency (TFEE) rate. The DER and DFEE must be lower than the TER and TFEE.
If the dwelling fails however, we will work with you to find a solution. The solutions will take into account practically and budget
Secondly, the As Built Stage. This stage will take place once a dwelling nears completion and air test has been carried out. At this stage, we will use the final information and produce the SAP Energy Performance Certificate. This is also known as EPC SAP, SAP and EPC, new build EPC, EPC for new build or SAP EPC.
It’s important that both stages take place to ensure that compliance is met and to avoid any nasty surprises that may arise later.
Above all, the relevant documents will be provided to you at all stages to ensure sign off.
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