When visiting properties all our surveyors always wear masks and use hand sanitiser before and after visiting properties.
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 £70 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 24 hours to the owner/landlord, we can also email a copy to the agent or solicitor if required.
All our surveyors are fully qualified (City & Guilds) Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA), Stroma accredited, 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.
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. Thiss 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.
Important info from the Scottish Government Website:
For the private rented sector, we had previously committed to the introduction of regulations to ensure properties in the private rented sector reach an EPC D by 2025. However, we recognise that the private rented sector has been significantly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result we will now work with the sector to introduce regulations in 2025, requiring all private rented sector properties to reach a minimum standard equivalent to EPC C by 2025 where technically feasible and cost-effective, at change of tenancy, with a backstop of 2028 for all remaining existing properties. The previous option to introduce a standard of EPC D will not now be taken forward.
Since October 2008, legislation under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, has made it illegal to market a standalone building without a valid EPC. You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to rent or sell.
They are valid for 10 years unless there have been any substantial structural changes. New windows, boiler, heaters, insulation etc.
It is now past the 10 year anniversary of the legislation, it is advisable that you check your property’s EPC expiry date to ensure you stay compliant.
An EPC is important to landlords and prospective buyers/tenants as they show how energy efficient a property is. This can be a key deal breaker for prospective buyers/tenants, as if the property has a low rating, the prospective buyer/tenant will know that energy bills for that property could be high.
Without a valid EPC, you can be fined up to £5,000
The EPC assessment will record specific information such as the layout and size of the building, how it has been constructed and the way it is heated, insulated, ventilated & lighted. Because people use buildings in different ways, the calculation is based on standard assertions of occupancy and use.
The EPC is produced using a UK Government calculation methodology. Further technical information on the calculation methodologies can be found on the Building Research Establishment website:
BRE Group Website
○ Construction type and energy impact
○ Heating and ventilation
○ Doors and windows
○ Amount of insulation
○ Air tightness
✓ Docs sent within 24 hours of payment
✓ Fully insured and accredited
✓ Disclosure Scotland checked
✓ City and Guilds qualified
✓ Punctual, friendly assessors
✓ Competitive pricing structure
Improving Energy Efficiency in your home.
Making small improvements in your home before an EPC survey will help increase your energy efficiency rating, save you money and help the environment.
Low energy bulbs are an easy and cheap 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.
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.
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.
Draught-proofing is one of the easiest & cheapest ways to save money and energy.
To draught-proof your home you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out especially around externals doors if hey don't have built-in draught-proofing.
Saving warm air means you’ll use less energy to heat your home, so you'll save money as well as making your home warmer and more comfortable.
Just got Mark to carry out my Flat reports. Very friendly and reliable person. Not too expensive either. Would definitely recommend to others.
Great service. Prompt and easy to arrange.
Mark is very professional and knowledgeable.
Excellent service from ease of initial contact, booking an appointment quickly, visit to property on time, a rapid turnaround time and a very useful report with information to pass on to tenants
I contacted Abertest EPC at short notice to have my flat tested for Legionella .
Mark was friendly, efficient and competent.
Quick and easy. Used them before and will do so again. Turn up when they said they would which seems unheard of these days. Cannot fault their service delivery or price.