Smart Energy Services News

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Landlords update your property portfolio

I was approached by a landlord who wanted to borrow against his existing properties and was asked by the bank to improve the EPC of one of the houses with an EPC in Band F before they could proceed with a loan. I discovered that a Fensa certificate for the windows...

MEES Advice

I was approached by a landlord letting a flat with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of 10 in Band G.  How do you bring a property so low on the EPC into Band E with a minimum of 39 rating, when it can legally be let? Checking on the EPC’s of...

Superhome for sale

The Low Energy House at £100 per year Having made all the improvements we had planned to undertake and more it is time for us to move on after enjoying our comfortable home in a great position for 8 years.  We are planning to down-size and spend more time travelling –...

Keeping warm in colder seasons

Clients mentioned that their entrance hallway and cloak room were cold and asked if I could suggest energy improvements. This is a small lean-to extension to the main house with filled cavity walls.  The customers weren’t sure about the insulation leveI in the...

Superhomes open house event

Visit Low Energy House in Bayston Hill Would you like to live in a home paying £47 per month for gas and electricity? This is the incredible monthly dual fuel bill for the Low Energy Home of the local Refurbishment Specialist. Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy...

Improvements to rooms with sloping ceilings

I have upgraded a bedroom in a dormer bungalow with no insulation in the sloping ceiling. The structural engineer agreed a system by which the purlin could be removed so that the stud wall could be moved further out and increase the floor area for the room. There is...