73 Guilford Street – New Build Residential Flats

   Syntegra Consulting Ltd has been appointed as energy consultants to provide SAP assessments based on proposed scheme U – values and Energy Performance Certificates for the development at 73 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DF. The development is a 7No. Flats building located in residential area. Syntegra will offer consultancy advice in relation to Building […]

New Ideas on Retrofitting Old Buildings

The Department of energy and Climate Change is supporting a new approach to retrofitting existing buildings. This is due to new research by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), whose report calls for a change of the retrofitting process to maximise the effectiveness of sustainability improvements to buildings built before 1919, which account for a […]

Sustainable Property Assessments

Reducing the carbon footprint is now a major strategy in government and any commercial and residential developments must now adhere to current sustainable energy legislation’s.  Many more regulations are being planned over the forthcoming years with the objective being that by 2020 all new buildings will be zero carbon and carbon emissions reduced by 34%. […]

What is a Home Energy Report?

A domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is sometimes referred to as a Home Energy Report. Via our Green Surveyor ® brand we can undertake an EPC / Home Energy report across the UK. This is a legal requirement for all domestic properties to have when marketed for sale or let. For an accurate definition refer […]

There is a marked trend in relation to EPC rating and a tenants decision making

It is becoming apparent that EPC’s are becoming a vital part of the decision-making process for landlords and tenants. The Energy Efficiency Partnership (EEPH) highlighted that almost 1/3rd or tenants who moved afer October 2008 stated that the EPC was used when selecting a property to rent. Circa 23% of tenants requested the Landlord to […]

Will properties with a low scoring EPC rating be fined?

A recent discussion by an environmental group around energy performance certificates has urged that homes with an EPC rating below D should be banned from being marketed for sale/let unless they have been improved. In response to the latter a senior executive at the Energy Saving Trust has backed this up by stating ‘the move […]

The Hub Development – Maidenhead, SL6

Under an ongoing contractual relationship with a number of leading national and local property agents based in Maidenhead, Syntegra Consulting continue to provide energy assessments on the residential development called – The Hub.

Paramount Development – Swindon, SN1

Under an ongoing contractual relationship with a number of leading National and local property agents based in Swindon, Syntegra Consulting continue to provide energy assessments on the Mixed-Use regeneration development called – The Paramount. Paramount is an art deco style conversion of a former building into around 200 apartments and leisure facility in Swindon Town […]

Has the property market now turned?

We beleive the property market is now picking up in terms of an increased number of properties being put onto the market for let/sale (thus requiring an EPC or HIP). Properties are now begining to move with more realistic house prices. Although our domestic energy assessors & commercial energy assessors are still surveying quite a […]

Urban Splash – Lister Mills Development, Bradford

Syntegra Consulting Ltd were successfully appointed to carry out the energy assessments for one of the UK‘s leading regeneration developers at their Lister Mills development (600 unit scheme) in Bradford, BD9 (GDV circa £100-million):

What is the EPC legislation for a domestic property ?

1) From the 1st October 2008, all domestic landlords offering property for rent will be required to provide prospective tenants with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prior to marketing the property. Where the tenant is in place before the 1st of October and remains in residence, no EPC will be needed. If the rental agreement […]

What is displayed on the EPC ?

An EPC tells you how energy efficient your property is on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient. The certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact of the home has on the environment. Better-rated properties should have less impact through carbon-dioxide emissions. The EPC will make recommendations […]