Welcome to the Abertest website
Abertest provide Energy Performance Certificates for agents, solicitors, landlords & home owners in the Aberdeen city area in the North East of Scotland. Our EPC’s start from £65 for residential homes with 1-2 bedrooms. We are the most competitively priced EPC provider in the Aberdeen area.
We can normally perform the survey with 48 hours notice. The survey will normally take under 1 hour to complete. Once completed we will email the certificate within 48 hours to your agent or solicitor, we can also email a copy to the owner/landlord if required.
All our Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA’s) are fully qualified (City & Guids), accredited (Stroma), Disclosure Scotland checked and insured to undertake residential Energy Performance Certificates.
Our aim is always to provide a fast, friendly, professional and honest service which is 100% customer focused.
Improving Energy Efficiency in your home
Making small improvements in your home before an EPC survey will help increase your energy efficiency rating.
Improving your loft insulation to the current building regulations of 270mm will have a
significant effect on your EPC rating. If there is less than 150mm insulation in your loft the EPC will recommend increasing it to 250mm. Loft insulation can be easily be fitted by any able-bodied person and to save time the insulation can be laid over the joists.
Low energy lighting
Low energy bulbs are an easy improvement to make and can mean real savings on your electric bill. Low energy bulbs produces light for 80% less energy than normal bulbs. Having low energy bulbs in 75% of your fixed fittings will receive a favourable rating on your EPC.
TRV’s (thermostatic radiator valves)
Fitting TRV’s (thermostatic radiator valves) to each radiator in a central heating system can improve comfort, convenience and save energy by providing temperature control for individual rooms. Householders can adjust the set temperature in a room to suit how it’s being used by turning the thermostat valve body. Selecting the lowest temperature setting when a room is unused keeps the chill off without wasting energy.
Why do you need an EPC ?
Landlords and property owners in Scotland, England & Wales are required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate to any prospective tenant or buyer when they lease or sell a residential property.
Residential properties for rent or sale will need to be surveyed and given an EPC. This rates the building’s energy efficiency on a scale from A-G and will show where the ratings could be after a few improvements. This will assist in reducing the CO² emissions and heating bills.
An Energy Performance Certificate will tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes should have the lowest fuel bills are in band A. EPC’s are valid for 10 years and must be in place before the property goes to market or leased.
From 1 April 2019, private rented properties in Scotland will need to have an EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ at the point of rental (or have had an assessment done before rental and be improved within 6 months).
There is a penalty of £200 if you don’t have this in place before renting or selling a property.
What’s surveyed in an EPC
○ Construction type and energy impact
○ Heating and ventilation
○ Doors and windows
○ Amount of insulation
○ Air tightness
Why Abertest ?
✓ EPC emailed within 24 hours
✓ Fully insured and accredited
✓ Disclosure Scotland checked
✓ City and Guilds qualified
✓ Punctual, friendly assessors
✓ Competitive pricing structure