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Hiring a tradesman to get an energy performance certificate
An energy performance certificate is an indicator of your home’s energy efficiency. It is an important part of moving into or selling a property, and is never a DIY job. Finding an accredited tradesman to produce an EPC for your property is much easier through Plentific: the website hosts information for over 75,000 professional tradesmen across the UK, and can use it to generate for you a bespoke list of the very best in your area offering EPC services. You will also be given quick access to customer ratings to help you compare your options before making the best hire.
What do you need to know about energy performance certificates?
When you are buying or renting a new property it is important to consider that property’s energy performance certificate (EPC), which indicates the property’s energy efficiency. You will also need one of these if you are selling a property. Once a property is on the EPC energy register it will remain there for ten years, so you may not need to have a new certificate done. The EPC register can be accessed freely, allowing you to compare your property with others in the area and to make sure any tradesmen you hire to survey your property are properly accredited. The cost of having an EPC tends to vary between £60 and £120, depending on factors like your location in the UK. It is a good idea to have one done directly rather than going through an estate agency, as they will usually charge you more. Remember when you are having an EPC produced that you can ask your tradesman for advice on how to make your home more efficient.