Energy performance certificate (EPC)


Energy rating

F

41, Cuthbury Gardens
WIMBORNE
BH21 1YA

25 October 2018

9055-2834-6805-0228-0785

Total floor area
51 square metres

Rules on letting this property

Warning

You may not be able to let this property

This property has an energy rating of F. It cannot be let, unless an exemption has been registered. You can read guidance for landlords on the regulations and exemptions.

Properties can be rented if they have an energy rating from A to E. The recommendations section sets out changes you can make to improve the property’s rating.

Energy efficiency rating for this property

This property’s current energy rating is F. It has the potential to be D.

See how to improve this property’s energy performance.

Energy efficiency chart This property’s current energy rating is F with a score of 37. It has a potential energy rating of D with a score of 62.

The graph shows this property’s current and potential energy efficiency.

Properties are given a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Properties are also given a score. The higher the number the lower your fuel bills are likely to be.

For properties in England and Wales:

  • the average energy rating is D
  • the average energy score is 60

Breakdown of property’s energy performance

This section shows the energy performance for features of this property. The assessment does not consider the condition of a feature and how well it is working.

Each feature is assessed as one of the following:

  • very good (most efficient)
  • good
  • average
  • poor
  • very poor (least efficient)

When the description says “assumed”, it means that the feature could not be inspected and an assumption has been made based on the property’s age and type.

Feature Description Rating
Wall Cavity wall, as built, no insulation (assumed) Poor
Roof Pitched, 100 mm loft insulation Average
Window Fully double glazed Average
Main heating Electric storage heaters Poor
Main heating control Automatic charge control Average
Hot water Electric immersion, off-peak Poor
Lighting No low energy lighting Very poor
Floor Solid, no insulation (assumed) N/A
Secondary heating Portable electric heaters N/A

Primary energy use

The primary energy use for this property per year is 732 kilowatt hours per square metre (kWh/m2).

What is primary energy use?

Primary energy use is a measure of the energy required for lighting, heating and hot water in a property. The calculation includes:

  • the efficiency of the property’s heating system
  • power station efficiency for electricity
  • the energy used to produce the fuel and deliver it to the property

Environmental impact of this property

This property's current environmental impact rating is F. It has the potential to be E.

Properties are rated in a scale from A to G based on how much carbon dioxide (CO2) they produce.

Properties with an A rating produce less CO2 than G rated properties.

An average household produces
6 tonnes of CO2
This property produces
5.6 tonnes of CO2
This property’s potential production
3.7 tonnes of CO2

By making the recommended changes, you could reduce this property’s CO2 emissions by 1.9 tonnes per year. This will help to protect the environment.

Environmental impact ratings are based on assumptions about average occupancy and energy use. They may not reflect how energy is consumed by the people living at the property.

How to improve this property’s energy performance

Potential energy rating

D

Making any of the recommended changes will improve this property’s energy efficiency.

If you make all of the recommended changes, this will improve the property’s energy rating and score from F (37) to D (62).

What is an energy rating?
An energy rating shows a property’s energy efficiency.

Properties are given a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Properties are also given a score. The higher this number, the lower your CO2 emissions are likely to be.

Recommendation 1: Loft insulation

Loft insulation laid in the loft space or between roof rafters to a depth of at least 270 mm will significantly reduce heat loss through the roof; this will improve levels of comfort, reduce energy use and lower fuel bills. Insulation should not be placed below any cold water storage tank, any such tank should also be insulated on its sides and top, and there should be boarding on battens over the insulation to provide safe access between the loft hatch and the cold water tank. The insulation can be installed by professional contractors but also by a capable DIY enthusiast. Loose granules may be used instead of insulation quilt; this form of loft insulation can be blown into place and can be useful where access is difficult. The loft space must have adequate ventilation to prevent dampness; seek advice about this if unsure. Further information about loft insulation and details of local contractors can be obtained from the National Insulation Association (www.nationalinsulationassociation.org.uk).

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£20
Potential rating after carrying out recommendation 1
band-f 38 | F

Recommendation 2: Cavity wall insulation

Cavity wall insulation, to fill the gap between the inner and outer layers of external walls with an insulating material, reduces heat loss; this will improve levels of comfort, reduce energy use and lower fuel bills. The insulation material is pumped into the gap through small holes that are drilled into the outer walls, and the holes are made good afterwards. As specialist machinery is used to fill the cavity, a professional installation company should carry out this work, and they should carry out a thorough survey before commencing work to ensure that this type of insulation is suitable for this home. They should also provide a guarantee for the work and handle any building control issues. Further information about cavity wall insulation and details of local installers can be obtained from the National Insulation Association (www.nationalinsulationassociation.org.uk).

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£187
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 and 2
band-e 54 | E

Recommendation 3: Low energy lighting

Replacement of traditional light bulbs with energy saving recommended ones will reduce lighting costs over the lifetime of the bulb, and they last up to 12 times longer than ordinary light bulbs. Also consider selecting low energy light fittings when redecorating; contact the Lighting Association for your nearest stockist of Domestic Energy Efficient Lighting Scheme fittings.

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£16
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 3
band-d 55 | D

Recommendation 4: Fan assisted storage heaters

Modern storage heaters are smaller and easier to control than the older type in the property. Ask for a quotation for new, fan-assisted heaters with automatic charge control. A dual-immersion cylinder, which can be installed at the same time, will provide cheaper hot water than the system currently installed. As installations should be in accordance with the current regulations covering electrical wiring, only a qualified electrician should carry out the installation. Building Regulations apply to this work, so your local authority building control department should be informed, unless the installer is registered with a competent persons scheme?, and can therefore self-certify the work for Building Regulation compliance. Ask a qualified electrical heating engineer to explain the options, which might also include switching to other forms of electric heating.

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£72
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 4
band-d 62 | D

Recommendation 5: Solar water heating

A solar water heating panel, usually fixed to the roof, uses the sun to pre-heat the hot water supply. This will significantly reduce the demand on the heating system to provide hot water and hence save fuel and money. The Solar Trade Association has up-to-date information on local installers and any grant that may be available.

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£32
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 5
band-d 65 | D

Recommendation 6: Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels

A solar PV system is one which converts light directly into electricity via panels placed on the roof with no waste and no emissions. This electricity is used throughout the home in the same way as the electricity purchased from an energy supplier. The British Photovoltaic Association has up-to-date information on local installers who are qualified electricians and on any grant that may be available. Planning restrictions may apply in certain neighbourhoods and you should check this with the local authority. Building Regulations apply to this work, so your local authority building control department should be informed, unless the installer is appropriately qualified and registered as such with a competent persons scheme?, and can therefore self-certify the work for Building Regulation compliance.

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£157
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 6
band-c 80 | C

Recommendation 7: Wind turbine

A wind turbine provides electricity from wind energy. This electricity is used throughout the home in the same way as the electricity purchased from an energy supplier. The British Wind Energy Association has up-to-date information on suppliers of small-scale wind systems and any grant that may be available. Planning restrictions may apply and you should check this with the local authority. Building Regulations apply to this work, so your local authority building control department should be informed, unless the installer is appropriately qualified and registered as such with a competent persons scheme?, and can therefore self-certify the work for Building Regulation compliance. Wind turbines are not suitable for all properties. The system's effectiveness depends on local wind speeds and the presence of nearby obstructions, and a site survey should be undertaken by an accredited installer.

Typical installation cost
Information unavailable
Typical yearly saving
£11
Potential rating after carrying out recommendations 1 to 7
band-b 81 | B

Estimated energy use and potential savings

Estimated yearly energy cost for this property
£752
Potential saving
£294

The estimated cost shows how much the average household would spend in this property for heating, lighting and hot water. It is not based on how energy is used by the people living at the property.

The estimated saving is based on making all of the recommendations in how to improve this property’s energy performance.

For advice on how to reduce your energy bills visit Simple Energy Advice.

Heating use in this property

Heating a property usually makes up the majority of energy costs.

Potential energy savings by installing insulation

The assessor did not find any opportunities to save energy by installing insulation in this property.

You might be able to receive Renewable Heat Incentive payments. This will help to reduce carbon emissions by replacing your existing heating system with one that generates renewable heat. The estimated energy required for space and water heating will form the basis of the payments.

Contacting the assessor and accreditation scheme

This EPC was created by a qualified energy assessor.

If you are unhappy about your property’s energy assessment or certificate, you can complain to the assessor directly.

If you are still unhappy after contacting the assessor, you should contact the assessor’s accreditation scheme.

Accreditation schemes are appointed by the government to ensure that assessors are qualified to carry out EPC assessments.

Assessor contact details

Assessor’s name
Caroline Stevens
Telephone
0146 052 309

Accreditation scheme contact details

Accreditation scheme
BRE
Assessor ID
BREC200126
Telephone
01455 883 250

Assessment details

Assessor’s declaration
n/a
Date of assessment
24 October 2008
Date of certificate
26 October 2008
Type of assessment
RdSAP
RdSAP (Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure) is a method used to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of properties in the UK. It uses a site visit and survey of the property to calculate energy performance.

This type of assessment can be carried out on properties built before 1 April 2008 in England and Wales, and 30 September 2008 in Northern Ireland. It can also be used for newer properties, as long as they have a previous SAP assessment, which uses detailed information about the property’s construction to calculate energy performance.

Other certificates for this property

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Certificate number
0076-3009-5201-1539-3200
Valid until
2 September 2031