Energy performance certificate (EPC) recommendation report

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Brayford Guest House 79 Carholme Road LINCOLN LN1 1RT
18 December 2027

Energy rating and EPC

This property’s current energy rating is C.

For more information on the property’s energy performance, see the EPC for this property.


Make these changes to improve the property’s energy efficiency.

Recommended improvements are grouped by the estimated time it would take for the change to pay for itself. The assessor may also make additional recommendations.

Each recommendation is marked as low, medium or high. This shows the potential impact of the change on reducing the property’s carbon emissions.

Changes that pay for themselves within 3 years
Recommendation Potential impact
Install more efficient water heater. Medium
Replace tungsten GLS lamps with CFLs: Payback period dependent on hours of use. High
Add time control to heating system. Low
Add optimum start/stop to the heating system. Medium
Some walls have uninsulated cavities - introduce cavity wall insulation. Medium
Add local temperature control to the heating system. Medium
Add weather compensation controls to heating system. Medium
Some loft spaces are poorly insulated - install/improve insulation. Medium
Add local time control to heating system. Low
Carry out a pressure test, identify and treat identified air leakage. Enter result in EPC calculation. Medium
Changes that pay for themselves within 3 to 7 years
Recommendation Potential impact
Consider installing an air source heat pump. High
Consider installing a ground source heat pump. High
Changes that pay for themselves in more than 7 years
Recommendation Potential impact
Roof is poorly insulated. Install or improve insulation of roof. Medium
Consider installing building mounted wind turbine(s). Low
Consider installing solar water heating. Low
Consider installing PV. Low

Property and report details

Report issued on
19 December 2017
Total useful floor area
230 square metres
Building environment
Heating and Natural Ventilation
Calculation tool
DesignBuilder Software Ltd, DesignBuilder SBEM, v5.0.3, SBEM, v5.3.a.0

Assessor’s details

Assessor’s name
Robin Mapleston
Employer’s name
Employer’s address
C/o 19 Chedworth Road Lincoln LN2 4SL
Assessor ID
Assessor’s declaration
The assessor is not related to the owner of the property.
Accreditation scheme
Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd

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