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    Energy Rating Score

    Just curious to know how houses are actually scoring.

    Mine just scored a 68 (3 bed semi). How does that compare?

    #2
    Hi
    The most recent information I have is that the average house score is Band E / Band D (which yours is at 68, although close to Band C which is 69-80). Some room for improvement on lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions, but better than many.
    Regards
    Jane Needham
    Jane Needham

    Whilst the advice given is believed to be correct, I hold no liability for any actions taken on the basis of the advice.

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      #3
      Customers of British Gas are being invited (by questionnaire insert in quarterly billing invoices etc.) to provide brief details of property's construction materials, usage of building/heating, type/age of heating system, etc.
      BG will then do a free energy report advising on possible economy measures. I guess that these will be the usual anodyne stuff: cavity wall (and loft) insulation, new [expensive] boiler, etc.
      JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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        #4
        I've just had a HIP done on my 3 year old house. It scored 75 on the Energy bit. We currently spend £30 per month on gas and electric and live in an almost constant temperature of 20 degrees. We have the heating on for a couple of hours in the morning, a couple of hours over lunchtime and several hours in the evening. It's set to come on when the temp drops below 20 and is hardly on at all. We've got huge amounts of insulation in the roof, walls and floor. We've got mostly energy saving lightbulbs.
        The only recomendations were more energy saving lightbulbs which would raise it to a score of 77 and would cost £24. To make it even better we could get 2 Solar photovoltaics panels, to cover 25% of roof area which would cost £49. (If anyone knows where I can get solar panels for this price, I'd love to know!!!) If I did all this it would raise it to a score of 79.

        This has to be a joke. What do you have to do to get an A?

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          #5
          Originally posted by mazco View Post
          This has to be a joke. What do you have to do to get an A?
          Ask Carol Vorderman?
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
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          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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            #6
            She makes much more sense than my Energy Report does!!

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              #7
              75 is an excellent score! I wonder if anyone can do better.

              Don't go spending £24 on light bulbs. Most supermarkets are selling them 99p BOGOF.

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                #8
                All this is fascinating but have any estate agents been approached by buyers saying they are not paying £XXX,XXX for a proeprty because it is has a low EPC rating?
                RICHARD WEBSTER

                As a conveyancing solicitor I believe the information given in the post to be useful (provided it relates to property in England & Wales) but I accept no liability except to fee-paying clients.

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                  #9
                  You are rigght. People don't choose their property on the EPC rating. Usually bigger is better! So that means more energy to heat it up!.

                  These days traditional Sash windows are fashionable. Having a fireplace is back in fashion and sadly they leak heat straight through the chimney!.

                  I went on a seminar for a felt a modern eco-friendly home - but if felt like you had to live in an 'air-tight' box! So not a single bit heat is allowed to escapes!

                  Oh man, I like to open windows and get some 'real' fresh air in! But that is no eco-friendly as it lets the heat out!

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                    #10
                    Richard, you are right. It won't make any difference at all. People will look at the B C or D grade which will be slapped on the house, then buy it anyway.

                    Rajeshk4u, I totally agree with you. I grew up in a draughty old house and never had a day's illness. Today, as soon as the central heating goes on - I can't breathe.

                    My nephew built his own house recently. It has to undergo a test whereby all airbricks are sealed up and the house checked for energy leaks. How will the spiders get in?

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                      #11
                      Up the drainpipe and through the bath's plughole, or into your hair whilst you sleep, like usual.
                      JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                      1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                      2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                      3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                      4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                        #12
                        Mazco,
                        The figures of £24 & £49 relate to the annual savings if theses measures were carried out not the actual cost of installing them.
                        Solar panels generally have about a 10 year pay back and are therefore put in the high cost measure section.
                        As for A rated properties, this is extremely rare. This is only possible when the property is actually selling power back to the grid ie it is producing more electricity than it can use.

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                          #13
                          Georgian house in W1 scored 17%!!! Still costs £1.5m
                          The contents of this note are neither advice nor a definitive answer. If you plan to rely on this, you should pay somebody for proper advice.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                            Up the drainpipe and through the bath's plughole, or into your hair whilst you sleep, like usual.
                            Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, her clothes all tattered and torn.
                            It wasn't a spider that sat down beside her, but little Boy Blue with the horn.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by DianeB View Post
                              Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, her clothes all tattered and torn.
                              It wasn't a spider that sat down beside her, but little Boy Blue with the horn.
                              Yes- but it's a bit odd.

                              1. "Little Boy Blue
                              2. Come
                              3. Blow your horn."

                              Normally, step 3 precedes step 2.
                              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                              1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                              2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                              3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                              4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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