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The 101 Guide to SAP Assessments

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The 101 Guide to SAP Assessments

July 22, 2019

There’s no escaping it. If you’re working on any new residential developments, conversions and even some extensions, Building Regulations insist you have a SAP calculation on your property.

But what is a SAP calculation?

We’re glad you asked. A SAP calculation stands for a Standard Assessment Procedure calculation. Or, in other terms, the means of showing that your new build complies with energy and carbon requirements set out in the current Building Regulations.

Basically? It’s your measure of the energy and environmental performance of your new dwelling and your assessment of the energy your new development is likely to consume. 

How do we judge a SAP calculation?

When we carry out a SAP calculation, there are a whole host of things we take into account:

You’ll get a score of 1 – 100+ which will then determine your energy running costs. The higher the score, the lower your cost. Simple!

What happens after the SAP calculation?

Once your SAP has been calculated, it will be used to form:

  1. Your SAP rating
  2. Your Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA)
  3. Your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

These are necessary components required when your new property is completed and ready for sale or occupation. 

How do I get a SAP calculation?

That’s where we come in. At Buildpass, we provide SAP calculations as well as your EPC as part of the same service at no extra cost.

Our expert team will eliminate the complexities of navigating SAP calculations by taking ownership of the process from beginning to end. And by including your EPC within the package, you’ve immediately got one less thing to worry about.

Speak to the experts

Find out more about SAP calculations and your EPC by getting in touch with our friendly team. We’re always happy to chat through our services in order to find the perfect way to support you.

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