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.
- BER Cert
- Technical Documentation
- A Heat Loss Indicator Report
- 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 ?
- Save money on Energy Bills.
- Enjoy a warmer home.
- Reduce your carbon footprint.
- 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.