A BER assessment is carried out by SEAI registered BER Assessors. BER Assessors are skilled professionals who will conduct a survey of your home to assess the building fabric and determine the amount of energy your home requires for heating, hot water and ventilation, and lighting.
A BER (Building Energy Rating) Certificate indicates your dwelling’s energy performance. It is similar to the energy label attached to household appliances.
The certificate rates your dwelling on a scale of A-G, A-rating being the most energy efficient generally with lower energy bills, and G-rating being the least energy efficient.
A BER Certificate is required when selling or renting a property. It must be included in all advertising, and it is therefore required before the property is placed on the market so that prospective buyers or tenants can see the Building Energy Rating.
You also need a BER Certificate where you are carrying out grant works to your home.
A BER Certificate is valid for 10 years. The exception is if a material change is carried out to the property (for example an extension, change in layout, or change in heating system) in which case a new BER assessment is required to reflect the change.
Most of our clients requiring a BER assessment and Certificate are keen to get it quickly to put their property on the market. Your BER assessment will always be carried out as soon as is possible. This can vary based on current business levels but should always only be a matter of a few days.
The BER Assessor visit to your home will generally be 45 to 90 minutes in duration.
This varies based on the individual property type and size.
Please visit our quotation page to request a BER assessment Quote.
The assessor will require your MPRN number. This is contained on your electricity bill.
BER Certificates are registered with the SEAI using this number.
The assessor will also require your contact details for correspondence and to issue your BER Cert and the advisory report.
The BER assessment survey of your dwelling will generally be 45 to 90 minutes in duration. All rooms must be accessible at the time of the survey..
The BER assessor will complete and submit all details to the SEAI. The SEAI will then publish a BER Certificate and Report. This will be forwarded to you.
Payment is required on the day of the BER assessment survey, and the BER Certificate and Advisory Report will be issued within a few days.dwelling
There are a wide range of efficiency factors that affect the energy performance of a dwelling from insulation and u-values to a window’s glazing and the heating system and fuel used, everything has an effect. When generating a BER some assumptions are made by the software to determine the energy performance of the building.
Making mistakes with certain elements will have an effect on the BER results, for example recording single glaze windows instead of double or triple glazed windows will have a significant effect on the final result as well as incorrectly recording the building age especially buildings built before and after the 1960s. Incorrect wall elements will also have a large effect on the accuracy of the result. Our BER assessors are highly trained and accuracy is of paramount importance.