energy performance certificates

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows the Energy Efficiency Rating for a property.

What are Energy Performance Certificates?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows the Energy Efficiency Rating (energy costs) of a property on a scale of A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The average property in the UK is currently rated as ‘D’.


How is an EPC produced?

Producing an EPC involves taking a series of measurements and photographs both inside and outside your property. This includes examining your heating and hot water system, insulation, lighting and building construction. The survey itself will take around 45 minutes.

Why do I need an EPC?

Since 2007, EPCs have been a legal requirement for all properties marketed for sale or rent. They are also a pre-requisite for anyone who wishes to apply for various Government schemes, such as the Feed-in-Tariff for the domestic sector.

Why use Beach Energy?

We offer a competitive rate of £60 inclusive for all CB postcode areas. If you live outside these areas please contact us for a quote. This includes a visit by a qualified Energy Assessor who will undertake a full survey of the property and produce your EPC within 24 hours.

We are a local company based in Cambridge and can undertake surveys at short notice, including evenings and weekends.

We are experienced and reliable, having produced over 1,000 certificates since their introduction in 2007 for properties ranging from small flats to country mansions.

We frequently work with well-known estate agents, letting agents and housing associations. Clients include Tucker Gardner, Hockeys and Cambridge University.

For more information on EPCs, please visit the Energy Saving Trust or the Government's Guide.