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dave14

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  1. Double glazing will not make much difference, a cond boiler helps, depends on how bad the old boiler is. No CH heating is the main thing that stops cheap improvements to pass , i.e loft insulation, cavity wall insulation . Solid wall insulation cost is the problem but if the home has modern CH + controls and 300mm loft insulation it should pass. All low energy lighting only adds about 2 points but that might put into E. IMO if old houses have up to date CH they should pass with loft insultion

    http://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk/help-support/minimum-energy-efficiency-standards

  2. "Estate agents listing properties for rent or sale should be forced to list its floor space", They do, its called the EPC.

    One use of the EPC that may help. As long as they use an EPC provider that can measure a house. Certain areas of space are not included in the size measured, but the EA will help to explain how the EPC works out total floor area, LOL.

  3. Why not look at the EPC, this should show total internal area of property, it will include area of garage, if heated. Boarded loft space, will not be included, unless it has a fixed staircase and is a habitable room. Area of conservatory will only be included if open to main house, i.e not separated by external doors.

    You can download any EPC if you know the post code from the EPC register.

  4. From what i have read on this site, everyone is anti labour so whats the difference, you maybe want to have the Tories back so you can have a housing bust.

    How can anyone look at the people that attend Tory conference's without being sick, i am surprised they even get more votes than the BNP :rolleyes:

  5. I would not waste your sympathy on them. Believing anything the govt says is foolish, especially when the issue is something as non sensical as HIPS.

    If they had come in they would have made zero difference.

    yes i am one of them mugs, do you know anything about HIPS and EPCs it is a good and right thing to do

    the RICS are the problem they wanted to keep a monopoly in surveys. a house needs a test like a car needs a MOT

    the GOV caved in because of VIs you should be backing HIPS and everyone on this site.

  6. utter rubbish from the mail as usual, yes there might be a sshortage ready to do EPCs

    but there are many in training. it goes into a lot of detail re saving costs on energy waste.

    and would you by a D or E rated house it will knock prices down

    with the HIP who needs an estate agent thats why there is much mis information

    with the HCR included the buyer has everything he needs bar the valuation,

  7. 2 possible outcomes

    first: people flock to sell because these may cost upwards of £500-1000 and may be damming on your property

    second: after june 1st people will be more reluctant to sell because they will have to pay £500-1000, sellers will wait to see the effect and thus reduce supply increasing prices further.

    i think the second is more likely.

    daily mail rubbish it will not cost anything like that.

    it will enable buyers to see what crap they are buying i cant belive anyone on here does

    not think its a good idea.

  8. do you know how many people are in training?

    the worry is that there will be to many.

    HIs have been let down no HCRS as its not mandatory.

    most of the press have no idea or the public of the benifits of a HIP.

    is the cost of a few hundred quid going to make any diferance

    when your house has doubled in value.

    there will be a lot going on market before said deadline. that should be good.

  9. I am aware that the full blown survey is no longer required, however does anybody the qualifications required to carry out the 'Energy Efficiency' survey that will kick in this June. Its the watered down version of HIP,s. I would greatly appreciate if anyone could let me know anything regarding what you need or how you obtain qualification for the job.

    there are a few training providers out there why not phone learn direct

    it is a watered down version of the HIs course but not a walk in the park

    try also homeinspectorforums.

  10. I am aware that the full blown survey is no longer required, however does anybody the qualifications required to carry out the 'Energy Efficiency' survey that will kick in this June. Its the watered down version of HIP,s. I would greatly appreciate if anyone could let me know anything regarding what you need or how you obtain qualification for the job.
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