• Battledown, Cheltenham

    Battledown, Cheltenham

    A large dwelling in Battledown, Cheltenham - A facelift for a 1970's chalet bungalow

  • Bristol Park Lane - Superdry

    Bristol Park Lane - Superdry

    One of our numerous commercial projects

  • Grid Iron - Cheltenham

    Grid Iron - Cheltenham

    Restaurant refurbishment.

  • Coxhorne Farm

    Coxhorne Farm

    Development of 4 barn conversion and agricultural buildings.

  • Pegglesworth Barn

    Pegglesworth Barn

    We provide full CGI services

EPC’s, SAP Calculations and Energy Assessments

Energy Performance Certificates

Hemming Architectural and Surveying Services Limited are accredited SAP assessors in Cheltenham, able to assess, advise and produce Energy Performance Certificates for all residential buildings. We specialise in pre-construction advice and offer detailed design guidance to ensure compliance. Call us today to discuss your project and see where you could save money.

We also regularly undertake compliance checks for heavily glazed extensions which fall outside of the parameters of Part L of the Building Regulations, working for regional conservatory and glazing companies to ensure the client gets the build they want.

Below is a little explanation as to how and why this is more important than you might think:-

SAP is the Governments ‘Standard Assessment Procedure’ for energy rating of dwellings. SAP, was designed to be included in the 1995 Building Regulations and it is now a compulsory component in Part L of the Regulations. Every new house has to have a SAP rating. ‘SAP’ can be defined as follows:

  • SAP provides a simple means of reliably estimating the energy efficiency performance of dwellings. SAP ratings are expressed on a scale of 1 to 100 the higher the number the better the rating. Thus SAP is similar to the fuel consumption of a car under standard driving conditions.
  • SAP is calculated by a procedure contained in the Building Regulations, which predicts heating, and hot water costs. These depend on the insulation and air tightness of the house and the efficiency and control of the heating system. The calculation uses the Building Research Establishment’s Domestic Energy Model (BREDEM).
  • The procedure for calculating SAP is defined by the published SAP worksheet – though in practice most people calculating SAP use one of the approved SAP calculation programs. These are computer programs, which are approved by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

SAP programs are used to enter data on the size of the house, its insulation levels, it ventilation system and its heating and hot water systems. SAP rating can then submitted for Building Regulations approval and is checked by the local Building Control department.

We provide services to cover energy performance compliance pre-design, pre-construction, construction phase, completion and retrospectively.