When are SAP Calculations for Extensions Required?

SAP calculations are used to determine whether a new build or conversion meets the requirements set out in the Part L building requirements document. Sometimes SAP calculations are also needed for extensions. In this blog you will learn what conditions mean your extension would require a SAP calculation. So when are SAP calculations for extensions … Read more

What is SAP 10 (and What’s Changing)?

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The built environment accounts for approximately 40% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, of which 14% comes from residential homes, according to the Climate Change Committee. If we stand a chance of reaching net-zero by 2050, changes need to happen now. So, what is SAP 10, and what’s changing? Part L of the Building Regulations is … Read more

How Long are SAP & EPC Certificates Valid For?

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If you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent out a property, you may have questions about SAP and EPC certificates, and how long they’re valid for. In this article, we discuss the validity of SAP, RdSAP, and EPC certificates, as well as a few other things you may need to know. So, how long are … Read more

What is the Difference Between SAP and RdSAP?

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If you are looking to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your dwelling, you may have come across a number of acronyms that make understanding energy assessments just short of a riddle. Both SAP and RdSAP calculations serve the same purpose, in this blog, we explain these two methods of obtaining an EPC, and … Read more

When are SAP Calculations Required?

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A SAP valuation determines the SAP rating (the energy-related running costs of a dwelling) and provides an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). But when exactly do you need the SAP calculation, given that a SAP rating is required by law as part of the Building Regulations Act? So, when are SAP calculations required? SAP calculations are … Read more

How Do You Pass a SAP Assessment?

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If you’re building a new home, extension, or are converting a dwelling, you might have to think about SAP assessments during the planning phase. SAP assessments determine the energy efficiency of the dwelling and are used to inform the building’s eventual EPC rating. But do you know how to pass a SAP assessment, and what … Read more

When are SAP Calculations for Conversions Required?

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SAP Calculations are a necessary part of the planning process for new builds and extensions, but what about conversions? In this article, we go over whether SAP calculations are required for conversions, what a good SAP score is, and how to improve it, if necessary.  So, when are SAP calculations for conversions required? SAP calculations … Read more

Do I Need a SAP Calculation for a New Build?

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If you’re building a new build home, you might have come across the term SAP Assessment or SAP Calculation. But, does this apply to you? Do you need a SAP calculation for a new build? In this article, we take you through any SAP assessment and other assessments required for new build homes.  So, do … Read more

What is a Good SAP Rating?

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If you’re in the process of buying a new build property or are having a conversion or extension built, you may have come across the term SAP Calculations, SAP Scores, or SAP Rating.  SAP calculations simply work out the efficiency of a property, informing the wider known EPC rating.  But what is a good SAP … Read more