6:45 AM, 25th March 2022, About 2 months ago 22
The EPC on a top floor flat has recently been downgraded from an F to a G with a score of just 19!
The three suggestions for improving that score are :
1. Increase loft insulation to 270 mm at a cost of £100 to £350 (Score 24 i.e. F)
2. Internal or external wall insulation at a cost of £4000 to £14000 (Score 31 i.e.F)
3. High heat retention storage heaters at a cost of £800 to £1200 (Score 68 D)
So even the first two steps would only get the rating up to an F and would cost more than the cap of £3500 (inc vat).
I know I could do step one and then apply for an exemption, but I would much prefer to get the flat as energy-efficient as possible. Is the set and sequence of steps set out in the certificate the only one possible or might I be able to find someone who could come up with a more realistic and more effective set of measures?
Having looked at the storage heaters option, the size and layout of the flat means this does not work.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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