FAQ: How is a BER calculated?
A BER requires an inspection and survey by a registered BER assessor. They take about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the house. During their inspection they measure the property and take not of several features of your property. The assessment takes into account several different factors such as:
- Heating system – gas, oil, electric.
- Insulation – internal, external, attic.
- Windows – quality and rating of your windows.
- Size of house and volume of space – to assess how easy it would be to heat.
- Radiators – individual controls, thermostats, smart systems.
- Energy Saving Measures – lightbulbs, solar panels, heat pumps etc.
The cost of a BER certificate depends on the size of the house and the time it takes for the assessor to complete their survey. A typical apartment or house of up to 1,200 sq ft should be around €150 incl. VAT and a large house, duplex or penthouse might be up to €250 incl. VAT. Anything larger or perhaps more complicated might be more. Listed historic buildings or derelict properties are exempt.
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