When you are getting your EPC carried out on a commercial property the costs can be fairly high in comparison to a domestic property. Why is this? Well there is a fair bit more to do than a domestic certificate, and the cost of lodgement is much higher. If you have a large complicated building, like a multi storey hotel, office or factory, it can be very time consuming to put together the dimensions for the building and create zones for all those different areas.
How to keep your costs down
When you get a quote from us, we will take into account a number of different factors in calculating the final price. The sort of things we consider are: the size of the property, the complexity of the building, the location and the heating, cooling and hot water systems.
All these things will contribute to the final price, but there is one way you can make our lives much easier – scale floor plans will save a lot of time, and mean we don’t have to go around measuring every single room. In a larger property, this could make the difference between a 3 hour visit and a 6 hour visit.
As such, if you happen to have scale floor plans available for us to use, please let us know when we quote you. Depending on the property we may be able to offer you a 10% discount on the final price! If you don’t have plans, don’t worry, we can take measurements on site ourselves.
Additionally, if you have any data on the HVAC system, insulation or the lighting in the building, we may be able to improve the rating on the EPC – so let us have this information in advance or during the visit. We can’t add this data into the software after we have lodged the report unless a re-lodgement fee is paid.
Give us a call today to talk through your options!