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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

We will assess the property against a defined set of parameters in order to give it an efficiency rating.  


From this process we are also able to make recommendations on how to make your home more energy efficient, reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required when you offer your home for sale. They are also required when a property is rented.


They must be commissioned before marketing starts and be available within 28 days. (This is due to be shortened to 7 days).

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

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EPC Ivybridge ~ EPC Teignmouth ~ EPC Dawlish ~ EPC Dartmouth

Independent Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) in Devon

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DEA Ivybridge ~ DEA Teignmouth ~ DEA Dawlish ~ DEA Dartmouth

 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?


The EPC is a document which will show an energy efficiency rating for

the energy performance of a home from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient. This is similar to the ratings now displayed on domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

How does the rating work?


The rating is based on factors such as age, property layout, construction, heating, lighting, and insulation. The ratings are standard so the energy efficiency of one home can easily be compared with another. The average rating for a home is a D/E. Accompanying the energy efficiency rating is an environmental impact rating of the CO2 emissions relating to the property.

What does an Energy Inspection involve?


To complete the assessment we will need to inspect your home and collect information. This will include external or internal measurements, details about the construction, and the type of heating/hot water used in your home. We will need to access all rooms, the boiler and the loft and are required for audit purposes to take photographs of items such as heating, heating controls and meters.


Gathering supporting information before we visit will ensure you get the most accurate rating for your property. Without supporting information or evidence, we may not be able to take account of relevant features during the assessment e.g. insulation which is not visible.


It is helpful if you are able to show us documents indicating:

• When the property was built (searches or deeds may provide evidence)

• Whether or not your property has been extended and when

• If it has been double glazed, any certificates that may be available

• Whether the walls have been insulated and if so whether this is cavity, internal or external insulation

• Boilers and hot water cylinders – when these were installed and any manuals you may have


We will also need to see:

• Location of room thermostats and heating timers

• Location of gas and electricity meters

• The type of heating fuel you use and the types of heating you use for your rooms.


After the visit, we will feed the information gathered during the assessment into a Government approved software programme which will produce your EPC and a recommendation report.

What sort of recommendations will be made and what do they mean?


The recommendation report includes cost-effective recommendations split into low cost improvements (up to £500) and high cost improvements (over £500). Cost-effective improvement recommendations for a home could include:


• Use of low energy light bulbs

• Loft insulation

• Installation of double glazing

• Installation of a condensing boiler


Alongside each improvement recommended in the report is an approximate cost, a typical cost saving per year and the performance rating after undertaking the improvement.


The recommendation report also includes more advanced energy improvements that could be applied to a home to achieve the highest possible energy efficiency standards. Many of these will have a much longer payback period.

Do I have to carry out the recommendations?


The recommendations are for you (and your prospective buyer or tenant). You are under no obligation to act on the recommendations. However, taking action on the recommendations is likely to improve the energy efficiency of your property and reduce your fuel bills.

Torquay Postcodes

EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ1 - Torquay and TQ2 - Torquay
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ3 - Paignton and TQ4 - Paignton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ5 - Brixham
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ6 - Dartmouth
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ7 - Kingsbridge
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ8 - Salcombe
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ9 - Totnes
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ10 - South Brent
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ11 - Buckfastleigh
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ12 - Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ13 - Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead, Widecombe in the Moor
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in TQ14 - Teignmouth
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Exeter Postcodes

EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX1 - Exeter City Centre, EX2 - Exeter St Thomas, Countess Wear , Wonford, EX3 - Exeter, EX4 - Exeter, Exwick, Beacon Heath , Redhils, EX5 - Exeter Clyst St. Mary, EX6 - Exeter Haldon, Mamhead
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX7 - Dawlish
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX8 - Exmouth
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX9 - Budleigh Salterton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX10 - Sidmouth
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX11 - Ottery St Mary
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX12 - Seaton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX13 - Axminster
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX14 - Honiton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX15 - Cullompton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX16 - Tiverton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX17 - Crediton
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX18 - Chulmleigh
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX19 - Winkleigh
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in EX20 - North Tawton, Okehampton
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX21 - Beaworthy
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX22 - Holsworthy
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX23 - Bude
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX24 - Colyton
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX31 - Barnstaple and EX32 - Barnstaple
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX33 - Braunton
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX34 - Ilfracombe, Woolacombe
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX35 - Lynmouth, Lynton
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX36 - South Molton
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX37 - Umberleigh
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX38 - Torrington
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Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in EX39 - Bideford
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EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL1 - Plymouth, Devonport, The Hoe, Millbridge, Stoke, Stonehouse

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL2 - Beacon Park, Ford, Keyham, North Prospect, Pennycross, Home Park (Plymouth)

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL3 - Efford, Hartley, Laira, Mannamead, Milehouse, Peverell, Higher Compton (Plymouth)

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL4 - Barbican, Lipson, Mount Gould, Mutley, Prince Rock, St. Judes (Plymouth)

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL5 - Crownhill, Ernesettle, Honicknowle, Whitleigh, St. Budeaux, Tamerton Foliot

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL6 - Derriford, Eggbuckland, Estover, Leigham, Roborough, Southway (Plymouth)

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL7 - Plympton, Sparkwell (Plymouth)

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL8 - Brixton, Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, Yealmpton (Plymouth)

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL9 - Plymstock, Heybrook Bay, Mount Batten, Wembury (Plymouth)

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL10 - Cawsand, Cremyll, Fort Picklecombe, Freathy, Kingsand, Millbrook (Torpoint)

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL11 - Torpoint, Antony, Crafthole, Downderry, Seaton, Sheviock, St John

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL12 - Saltash, Hatt, Landrake, St Germans, Tideford, Trerulefoot

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL13 - Looe, Lansallos, Polperro

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL14 - Liskeard, Dobwalls, Doublebois, Minions, St Cleer, St Ive, St Neot

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL15 - Launceston, Bolventor, Lezant, South Petherwin, Treneglos

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL16 - Lifton, Broadwoodwidger, Marystow

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL17 - Callington, Ashton, Bray Shop, Kelly Bray, South Hill

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL18 - Calstock, Gunnislake, Albaston

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL19 - Tavistock, Bradstone, Mary Tavy, Morwellham, Peter Tavy, Whitchurch

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL20 - Yelverton, Bellever, Crapstone, Horrabridge, Postbridge, Princetown, Two Bridges

EPCs  and DECs  provided in PL21 - Ivybridge, Brownston, Cornwood, Ermington, Modbury, Ugborough

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL22 - Lostwithiel, Boconnoc, Lanlivery, Lerryn, St Veep

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL23 - Fowey, Bodinnick, Golant, Polruan

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL24 - Par, Polkerris, St Blazey, Tywardreath

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL25 - St Austell, Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Trewoon

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL26 - Gorran Haven, Foxhole, Mevagissey, St Dennis, St Ewe, Sticker

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL27 - Wadebridge, Little Petherick, Polzeath, Rock, St Eval, St Minver, Trebetherick

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL28 - Padstow, Crugmeer, Porthcothan, St Merryn, Trevone, Treyarnon

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL29 - Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Port Quin, St Endellion, Trelights

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL30 - Blisland, Lanivet, Luxulyan, Nanstallon, St Kew, St Mabyn, Temple, Withiel

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL31 - Bodmin, Dunmere

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL32 - Camelford, Davidstow, Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Otterham, Tresinney

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL33 - Delabole, Trebarwith, Westdowns

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL34 - Tintagel, Bossiney, Trewarmett

Commercial EPCs and DECs  provided in PL35 - Boscastle, Lesnewth, Trevalga