Ethos Engineering - Building Energy Ratings

By: Ethos Engineering  05/12/2011

The requirement to provide a BER has been introduced on a phased basis as follows:

New dwellings: The regulations apply to new dwellings for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st January 2007. All new homes (even when not for sale) must have a BER certificate before they are occupied as detailed under S.I. 666.

New Non-Domestic Buildings: The regulations apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st July 2008. Transitional BER exemptions will apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning permission is applied on or before 30th June 2008 provided the new non-domestic buildings involved are substantially completed by 30th June 2010.

Existing Buildings: (dwellings and other buildings) when offered for sale or letting on or after 1st January 2009.

Ethos Engineering have fully trained personnel who can provide Building Energy Ratings for both domestic & non domestic buildings, and can determine compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.

We can provide provisional BER certificates which need to be provided to the purchaser when a building is sold off the plans. Provisional certificates are valid for two years from date of issue.

We can provide Final BER certificates for all buildings. A final BER certificate must be provided to the buyer/lessee on completion of construction of a building. A Final certificate is valid for ten years from the date of issue.

We can provide reports to show compliance with building regulations and various Local Authority energy policies such as Dublin City Council Variation 22 and DLRCC ET7, both for pre and post planning checks.

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