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  • DianeB
    started a topic Energy Rating Score

    Energy Rating Score

    Just curious to know how houses are actually scoring.

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

  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by Richard Webster View Post
    Also has anyone given any thought to costing the energy used e.g. to produce the loft insulation material.
    Or the volume of paper wasted in this whole pitifully pointless and needlessly exhorbitant EPC/ECR exercise?

    Extremely
    Pointless
    Cobblers.

    Entirely
    Crap
    Rip-off.

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  • Richard Webster
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    I bought a D rated chest freezer a few years ago because the difference in cost for an A rated one was about 6 times the annual saving and I wasn't sure the freezer would last that long!

    Same kind of logic must apply to houses. How long will it take to recover the cost the improvement?

    Also has anyone given any thought to costing the energy used e.g. to produce the loft insulation material.

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  • Richardo
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    Will a Poor EPC rating affect Domestic Rents?

    I'm a part owner of eight rented flats. Four of these are located in one 1978 development and are indentical in size. They are on different floors and some are gas CH others electric storage.

    I haven't commissioned any EPCs yet, but I think the heating costs of the electric flats will be on average £15 to £20 a month more, spread across a year.

    Ok the rental market in the area is buoyant at the moment, so prospective tenants find it hard to negotiate, but if this changes I suspect the rents of the electric flats may have to be lower (but we do save on gas servicing and landlord's cert.)

    I understand that in retail properties the large chains routinely negotiate rents downwards for poor energy rated properties. Apparently 35% of the cost of ownership of a retail store over a 25 year lease can be due to fuel costs.

    EPC rating may only play a small part in purchasing decisions, but will it affect rents?

    RichardO

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  • jeffrey
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    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.

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  • DianeB
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    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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  • Grange
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    Georgian house in W1 scored 17%!!! Still costs £1.5m

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  • DEA
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    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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  • jeffrey
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    Up the drainpipe and through the bath's plughole, or into your hair whilst you sleep, like usual.

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  • DianeB
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    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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  • rajeshk4u
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    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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  • Richard Webster
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    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?

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  • DianeB
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    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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  • mazco
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    She makes much more sense than my Energy Report does!!

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  • jeffrey
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    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?

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