Domestic BER Assessment

In 2019 The National Housing Retrofit Scheme was launched, incentivising homeowners to improve their Building Energy Rating (BER) by offering a grant of 35% for deep retrofit works. In order to qualify for this scheme you must have a Domestic BER Assessment conducted before and after building works.  If you are selling your home you are also required to have a Domestic BER Assessment.

What is a Domestic BER (Building Energy Rating)?

A Building Energy Rating is an assessment that measures the energy efficiency of your home.  A number is assigned to your home from A to G based on how energy efficient it is. Building with an A rating are more energy efficient and cheaper to run. Buildings with a G rating will be colder, less energy efficient and more expensive to run.

What documents do I receive when a Domestic BER Assessment has been completed.

  1. BER Cert
  2. Technical Documentation
  3. A Heat Loss Indicator Report
  4. Link to BER software calculation

What is a BER B2 and why is it important?

Improving the BER of your home makes it less costly to run and also reduces your Carbon Footprint. A B2 is an excellent energy rating and is the current gold standard for homes built prior to 2006.

How to achieve a BER B2

If your home was built prior to 2006 you may be entitle to a grant to achieve a BER B2. In order to achieve this, a multitude of energy saving measures can be applied to your home. These could include; a new boiler and heating controls, improved insulation, a heat pump, Solar PV and many more.  Our energy experts can offer advice on how to achieve a guaranteed uplift on your energy rating after we carry out an initial BER.

What are the key benefits of upgrading to a BER B2 ?

  1. Save money on Energy Bills.
  2. Enjoy a warmer home.
  3. Reduce your carbon footprint.
  4. Qualify for The National Housing Retrofit Scheme.

For more information on any of our products and services or to book an assessment, please contact our energy experts today.