Services

Unsure of what you need to create an energy-efficient home?
Or maybe you need more information on the type of services we provide?

Read more about all our services below.


Independent advice on energy efficiency for domestic buildings


Claus Best will come to your home in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, North Herefordshire, Mid Wales, East Staffordshire, South Cheshire or North Worcestershire to assess the energy efficiency of the building. Claus will spend at least one hour on location.

He will then produce a report which will detail any issues currently in place and best practice of how to overcome these. It will also include advice on small changes that can be made to improve the comfort and reduce energy costs for the home. He can also recommend larger projects which could see bigger savings in future years.

He can additionally provide you with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house and give you an indication of the EPC rating should you go ahead with the installation of the recommended improvements.

Cost: From £85, depending on the size of house, number of improvements and location. Please contact us to find out more.


Advice on retrofit projects


This is a wide-ranging service starting with a short general advice session on energy improvements to a property.

It could also include specific advice on planned improvements or an in-depth research on retrofit issues, leading to project management of a retrofit project.

Cost: Dependant on the type of advice service you require, please contact us with details of your requirements and we can provide a quote.


Management of the installation of individual measures of a retrofit package


If a full retrofit project is not what you are after, Smart Energy Services can manage a small project or part retrofit.

This could be one aspect of energy efficiency such as internal solid wall insulation, replacement of older windows, attic and flat roof insulation and much more.
Smart Energy Services has also completed an interesting project on internal wall, eaves and ceiling insulation of a listed building with vapour permeable materials.

Cost: Dependant on the type of advice service you require, please contact us with details of your requirements and we can provide a quote.


Full retrofit project management


You can read more about what a full retrofit project entails or see a full project in action on the Complete Retrofit Management (Hay Tor)  case study page. Hay Tor is also available for public viewings, if you’d like to take part or organise one please contact us.

Having managed full projects in the past – including on his own house – Claus Best will completely manage the retrofit project for you, taking away any stress or worry.

Claus works with approved and trusted builders, heating engineers, electricians, carpenters and plumbers – any service needed, he will co-ordinate the work.

Cost: Depending on the size of house and complexity of project, please contact us with details of your requirements and we can provide a quote.


Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) production for a house sale or rental


The EPC rates a property on the basis of energy efficiency from band G (lowest) up to A (best) and subdivided from point zero (lowest) to 100 (best).

By April 2018 it will be illegal to rent out a property (domestic and commercial) below band E so private landlords need to take action if a property they let is in band F or G. Claus can advise property owners on improvements required to achieve band E or any other rating they are aiming for.

EPCs are also required for the sale and rental of properties, for the fitting of solar photo voltaic (electricity producing) panels.

Smart Energy Services will take about one hour to complete a visual inspection of the house, measuring, taking photos and creating a floor plan of the property.

Claus can not only log the details with the Landmark Register and provide the EPC, but also advise on relevant improvements to achieve the best ratings, yet being economical for the owner.

Cost: From £55 for a 3-bed semi in Shrewsbury. For a different quote click here and give details of the property.