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Finding a tradesman for SAP calculations
Standard of Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculations are a crucial part of the new-build process. Having been around since 1995, builders and developers with a lot of experience will be well familiar with them, though your best choice of tradesman will be an accredited SAP assessor. Flawed or incomplete SAP calculations can have serious financial consequences, not least because you could lose out on money saving sustainable ideas for your development. Because of this, you will want to make sure that your Pro is highly rated, experienced and fully qualified.
Finding an ideal hire can take a lot of time that many people simply don’t have to spare, but you can find yours in no time at all through Plentific. The Plentific website can instantly generate a bespoke list of the best assessors in your local area, each of which will have their business information, qualifications and customer reviews clearly displayed on their website profiles. There will be no pressure to accept a quote, so you can take as long as you need to ensure that you have your perfect Pro. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about SAP calculations?
The law states that all new dwellings in the UK, including those created by conversion and extension jobs, require SAP calculations. The calculations are required in order to produce a Predicted Energy Assessment. According to Building Regulations, SAP calculations and a predicted EPC must be submitted and approved for a new build before construction work can begin.
During the assessment, your Pro will calculate a predicted energy cost based on your building's construction, its internal lighting, heating system and whether any renewable energy technology will be installed. However, it will not take your cooking units or other appliances into account.
The result of the SAP calculations will be a score ranging between 1 and 100+, with 100 representing a property with zero energy costs or emissions. Anything higher than 100 will indicated that the property is actually exporting energy. Based on this score, your assessor can make recommendations on how you can improve the energy efficiency of your property. Many assessors will be used to working closely with architectural designers, builders and other Pros involved in design and construction.
As part of the assessment, you will need to submit the drawings, plans and specifications of your development to your assessor. Making alterations to a design late on in a project can be quite expensive, so be sure to organise your SAP calculations early on in the process!
How much do SAP calculations cost?
The cost of SAP calculations will depend on the size and type of dwelling in question; will it be a huge five room house, or a conversion project that will create more living space for a house? A small project could cost as little as £40. Costs can also vary quite significantly depending on where you live in the UK. To make sure that you get a fair and competitive price, try to collect quotes from at least three different potential hires.