Energy performance certificate (EPC)


Energy rating

D

22 The Shearers
BISHOP'S STORTFORD
CM23 4AZ

14 March 2032

9626-3014-6207-4062-3200

Property type
Detached house
Total floor area
213 square metres

Rules on letting this property

Properties can be rented if they have an energy rating from A to E.

If the property is rated F or G, it cannot be let, unless an exemption has been registered. You can read guidance for landlords on the regulations and exemptions.

Energy efficiency rating for this property

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

See how to improve this property’s energy performance.

Energy efficiency chart This property’s current energy rating is D with a score of 66. It has a potential energy rating of C with a score of 74.

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, insulated (assumed) Good
Roof Pitched, insulated (assumed) Good
Roof Roof room(s), insulated (assumed) Good
Window Fully double glazed Average
Main heating Boiler and radiators, mains gas Good
Main heating control Programmer, room thermostat and TRVs Good
Hot water From main system Good
Lighting Low energy lighting in all fixed outlets Very good
Floor Suspended, limited insulation (assumed) N/A
Floor Suspended, insulated (assumed) N/A
Secondary heating Room heaters, mains gas N/A

Primary energy use

The primary energy use for this property per year is 218 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 D. It has the potential to be D.

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
8.2 tonnes of CO2
This property’s potential production
6.5 tonnes of CO2

By making the recommended changes, you could reduce this property’s CO2 emissions by 1.7 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

C

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 D (66) to C (74).

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 Typical installation cost Typical yearly saving
1. Condensing boiler £2,200 - £3,000 £119
2. Solar photovoltaic panels £3,500 - £5,500 £355

Estimated energy use and potential savings

Estimated yearly energy cost for this property
£1559
Potential saving
£119

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.

Estimated energy used to heat this property

Space heating
19495 kWh per year
Water heating
3010 kWh per year
Potential energy savings by installing insulation
Type of insulation Amount of energy saved
Loft insulation 72 kWh per year

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
Graham Brick
Telephone
07912 101236

Accreditation scheme contact details

Accreditation scheme
Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd
Assessor ID
EES/019290
Telephone
01455 883 250

Assessment details

Assessor’s declaration
No related party
Date of assessment
12 March 2022
Date of certificate
15 March 2022
Type of assessment
Show information about the 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.