The Certificate Lab prides itself on it's efficiency and first class service when it comes to providing Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) in Scotland, along with all other property certificates to homeowners, landlords and solicitors.
We carefully select experienced and friendly professionals to join our team and serve our numerous clients. We offer a full suite of certificates to anyone looking to sell or lease a domestic or commercial building.
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We are trusted experts in all things compliance and certification, and offer a complete package
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At the heart of our operation are our EPC Scotland assessors, a dedicated team of trained and adept professionals. They have delivered countless Energy Performance Certificates for both properties on sale and rental within the Scotland region. Our clientele comprises a diverse range of customers, including tenants, landlords, companies, and local authorities.
Legionella Risk Assessments are essential and serve as the starting point for any legionella compliance program. Our team of trained and experienced assessors conducts comprehensive assessments on all types of properties to identify potential risks from Legionella bacteria.
An EICR, also commonly known as an electrical report, thoroughly examines all the electrical circuits in a property to find possible dangers like deterioration, defects, or damage. Once done, you'll either receive a certificate showing that your premises' wiring is acceptable or a list of actions needed for improvement.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) involves inspecting electrical equipment and appliances in a property to verify their safety for use. It's a legal obligation to ensure all electrical equipment provided in rental accommodations is safe and well-maintained. In Scotland, our PAT Testing service is conducted by experienced professionals at highly competitive rates.
Every commercial property sold or rented must obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), also known as a Commercial EPC, before or within 7 days of being listed for sale or lease. The Commercial EPC includes a recommendation report that suggests ways to enhance the building's energy performance.
To accurately detect and measure asbestos fibers in building materials, conducting a thorough asbestos survey or screening is essential. Our asbestos surveys are performed by fully qualified and experienced surveyors, assisting you in fulfilling your legal obligation to manage asbestos in your premises.
Our team of experienced and fully qualified assessors conducts fire risk assessments, dedicated to providing you with a high quality service for all your fire safety requirements. We inspect your premises diligently to identify any potential fire hazards and ensure your building is adequately safeguarded against the risk of fire, while also ensuring compliance with the law.
Under Section 63 legislation, specific non-domestic buildings and properties are mandated to undergo assessment. Furthermore, building owners have a legal obligation to improve the energy performance of these structures and decrease greenhouse gas emissions from them.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCOTTISH, ENGLISH & WELSH EPC RATING SYSTEMS?
Regional variations in the methods used to calculate Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings can often lead to confusion.
It's important to recognize that EPCs generated in different regions, such as Scotland and England, cannot be directly compared without considering additional information beyond the headline rating.
One significant difference lies in the approach to calculating the asset rating. In England and Wales, the EPC system derives the asset rating from a ratio of the Building Emissions Rate (BER) and Standard Emission Rate (SER).
This process involves multiplying the SER emissions of a reference building by 50 and then using a self-referencing linear scale to determine the associated band. The scale ranges from B to C with a fixed boundary at 50, and the top of the A scale is set at 0. The upper limit for this rating system is 150, but it is important to note that this is not a linear carbon scale, unlike the approach used in Scotland.
Conversely, the Scottish rating system calculates the numeric asset rating directly from the BER in kgCO2/m2 and assigns the associated band using a straightforward linear carbon scale from A to G, ranging from 0 to 100.
As a consequence of these differing calculation methods, buildings in Scotland often achieve lower ratings compared to similar buildings in England. This disparity may lead investors to favor England in their investment decisions. To make a fair comparison, it is crucial to look beyond the headline rating and consider the underlying energy usage.
The potential for misunderstanding arises when comparing buildings from the two regions solely based on their headline ratings. Sometimes, a building in Scotland may receive a lower rating than an equivalent building in England, which might mistakenly lead one to assume that the English building is more energy-efficient. In reality, a more accurate and representative comparison can be achieved by comparing the BER values rather than relying solely on the headline rating.
Advocates of the Scottish approach argue that it provides a clearer indication of a building's energy (and carbon) performance since it directly uses the absolute carbon figure for the rating. On the other hand, some find the relative rating system employed in England and Wales difficult to comprehend.
Understanding the nuances of these regional differences is essential for accurate and meaningful EPC comparisons.
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SERVICE AREA - For Commercial certificates we serve the whole of Scotland, including:
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Motherwell, Wishaw, Falkirk, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Dunfermline, Greenock, Livingston, Inverness, Ayr, Dalkeith, Kilmarnock, Cumbernauld, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Perth, Glenrothes, Irvine, Dumfries, Kirkintilloch, Bathgate, Bonnybridge, Elgin, Vale of Leven, Arbroath, Dumbarton, Alloa, Peterhead, Cowdenbeath, Barrhead, St Andrews, Erskine, Kilwinning, Larkhall, Penicuik, Helensburgh, Broxburn, Galashiels
Our service area for Domestic certificates covers postcode areas: G, EH, KY, KA, PA, FK, ML
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