On-Site Inspections | Greener Energy Homes

By: Greener Energy Homes  05/12/2011
Keywords: Ber Certificate, Air Tightness

We also provide a Site Inspection service that will ensure that best practice is being adhered to in incorporating energy saving methods in your new build, giving you peace of mind and value for your money.
We recommend that visits are scheduled at these key stages to allow us to verify the correct use of materials and building practices:

  • Before the floor slab is poured, to ensure that insulation is fitted correctly and that pipe work is lagged to prevent heat loss.
  • During block work, to ensure that cavity insulation is correctly fitted and that thermal bridging is avoided around openings.
  • While dry-lining of external walls is being carried out.
  • During the insulation of walls and slopes in dormer houses.
  • After the air tightness membrane has been applied to ensure the integrity of the seal throughout the building.
  • On completion of the build to ensure attic insulation and pipe work lagging is to the required standard.

All these inspections are carried out to verify that construction methods and materials used are as planned for this build, as it is not possible to view these components at a later stage when the building is complete.  As these elements are the basis for the Building Energy Rating of your home and cannot easily be improved later, it is vital that the materials are utilized to their best advantage, thus reducing the energy use and saving you money.

On Site Inspections Price on request
On-site Inspections + Final BER Certificate     Price on request

Keywords: Air Tightness, Ber Certificate

Other products and services from Greener Energy Homes

05/12/2011

BER New Dwellings | Greener Energy Homes

A’ being the most energy efficient, thus enabling them to take energy efficiency into consideration in their next house purchase or rental decision. The earlier a BER assessment is carried out in the design stage, the easier it is to incorporate more energy efficient materials and technologies. From the 1st January 2007 all new dwellings require a BER Certificate prior to occupancy.


05/12/2011

BER Existing Dwellings | Greener Energy Homes

If you offer for sale or rent an existing property after the 1st of January 2009 then the property will have to have a Building Energy Rating Certificate. A’ being the most energy efficient, thus enabling them to take energy efficiency into consideration in their next house purchase or rental decision. Property owners wishing to rent or lease a dwelling will also require this certification.


05/12/2011

Self Build Improvement Report | Greener Energy Homes

It’s worth noting that it is easier to incorporate some of these cost saving measures in the building phase, rather than having to try adding them, in later years. Once the plan is finalized we can meet with your builder and provide him with a plan on the best methods of construction, to achieve the optimum energy rating. A step by step plan on how your builder can achieve optimum energy rating for your home.


05/12/2011

Thermal Imaging & Air Tightness Testing | Greener Energy Homes

A Thermal Analysis is a review of the building fabric with a thermal imaging camera to determine how effective the insulation properties of the building elements are and to identify any problem areas. The Thermal Analysis must be carried out by a trained and experienced operator as a good quality thermal imaging camera is a complex piece of equipment and is only as good as the operator who uses it.