EPC & Property Certificates Scotland

Domestic & Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), Legionella Risk, PAT Test, EICR, Gas Safety, Asbestos Survey, Fire Risk Assessment in Scotland

The Certificate Lab prides itself on it's efficiency and first class service when it comes to providing Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and all other property certificates to homeowners, landlords and solicitors in Scotland.

We only select the best of experienced and friendly professionals to join our team to serve our numerous clients, and we are able to offer the full suite of certificates to anyone looking to sell or lease a domestic or commercial building.

  • 10 years of experience delivering solutions to landlords, business owners and solicitors

  • We are specialists in all things certification and compliance and offer the complete package

  • Fully operated CRM system with all renewal dates for certificates logged so no missed deadlines

  • Ongoing customer service. We are here for the long term to assist you

We offer fixed fee prices and a fast turnaround. For more info call our team on 07929 281 508

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Paul

Enhance Healthcare

"Danny has provided us with our certificates in all our Care Homes. EPCs, Fire Risk Assessments, Legionella and Asbestos Management surveys. Long standing relationship and would not use anyone else"

Brian Leech

Tignabruich

"Danny called at the appointed time. He carried out his work on site efficiently. He promptly sent me a draft of his assessment.. The service and level of customer care were exemplary"

Morgan

Falkirk

"Danny was flexible in his working hours to fit in with me and the other tradesmen. All reports done in one visit EPC, Legionella, EICR and PAT Test. Some remedial work was carried out after testing, all to a high standard"

Andy

Rutherglen

"His professionalism and work ethic is second to none; his work is to a very high standard and I am very grateful for his help, advice and services. He is a godsend for landlords like myself"

Jemma

Aberdeen

"Danny has now completed all relevant landlord reports on 5 properties for me. Him and his team are very accommodating and are only too happy to help"

DOMESTIC CERTIFICATES

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Scotland

Our team of EPC energy assessors are trained and skilled practitioners who have provided thousands of Energy Performance Certificates for both sales and rental properties throughout Scotland area. Our customers include tenants, landlords, companies and local authorities, for whom we carry out a wide range of EPC and energy efficiency services.

Legionella Risk Assessment Scotland

Legionella Risk Assessments are a key component and starting point of any legionella compliance programme. Our team of trained and experienced assessors will carry out a full and comprehensive Legionella Risk Assessments on any kind of property to properly determine the possible risk from Legionella bacteria.

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Scotland

An EICR, also known more commonly as an electrical report, is an in-depth check of all the electrical circuits in a property in order to identify any potential dangers such as deterioration, defects or damage. Upon completion you will either be issued with a certificate to show that the wiring of your premises is within acceptable parameters, or a list of remediation actions will be provided.

PAT Testing Scotland

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the examination of electrical equipment and appliances within a property to ensure that they are safe to be used. It is a legal requirement to ensure that all electrical equipment you provide in your rental accommodation is safe and properly maintained. Our PAT Testing service in Scotland is carried out by seasoned professionals at some of the most competitive rates available.

COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATES

Commercial EPC Scotland

All commercial property that is sold or let must have an Energy Performance Certificate, commonly known as an EPC, commissioned prior to or within 7 days of being put on the market. A Commercial EPC comes with a recommendation report that outlines how the energy performance of the building could be improved.

Asbestos Survey Scotland

Carrying out a comprehensive asbestos survey or screening is the only way to accurately identify asbestos and quantify the amount of the fibers in the building material. Our asbestos surveys are carried out fully qualified experienced surveyors who will assist you in your legal duty to manage asbestos in your premises.

Commercial Gas Safety Check Scotland

We provide annual commercial gas safety checks for landlords, facility managers, or anyone that owns a commercial property in Scotland for rental purposes. This involves checking that commercial gas pipe work and commercial gas appliances are completely safe to use and we will then supply you with a commercial gas safety certificate.

Fire Risk Assessment Scotland

Our experienced and fully qualified assessors carry out fire risk assessments in Scotland, and look forward to giving you the best possible service when it comes to your fire safety needs. We can inspect your premises to uncover any potential fire hazards and ensure your building is properly secured against the risk of fire, and that you are operating in accordance with the law.

Commercial Legionella Risk Assessment Scotland

As an employer, or someone responsible for the control of commercial premises, a Legionella Risk Assessment is required if your business operates any type of water system. This is a preventative and proactive service to ensure that your commercial premises is as safe as possible against the risk of legionella and related problems.

Section 63 Compliance Scotland

The Section 63 legislature requires certain non-domestic buildings and properties to be assessed. It is also a legal requirement for the building owner to improve the energy performance of these buildings, and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from them.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCOTTISH, ENGLISH & WELSH EPC RATING SYSTEMS?

There are regional differences in the calculation methods used to determine EPC ratings, which can lead to confusion.

Due to these differences, an EPC generated in Scotland should not be directly compared with an EPC generated in England. In order to make a proper comparison, it is necessary to factor in more information than just the headline rating achieved.

Buildings in Scotland will often achieve a lower rating than a similar building in England, and these lower ratings can result in investors having a bias towards England with their investments. So it's important to look at the underlying energy usage, and not only the headline rating.

In England and Wales the EPC system calculates the asset rating based on a ratio of the BER (Building Emissions Rate) and SER (Standard Emission Rate). The SER emissions of the reference building is multiplied by 50, and the associated band is derived from a self reference linear scale where the B-C boundary is fixed at 50 and the top of A is 0. This rating system has an upper limit of 150, but this is not a linear carbon scale, unlike the Scottish system.

In Scotland the rating system calculates the numeric asset rating as the BER in kgCO2/m2/, with the associated band derived from a linear carbon scale A-G from 0 to 100.

In some cases a building in Scotland can receive a lower rating than an equivalent building in England, so someone could easily assume the building in England is more energy efficient when the opposite is true. A more representative comparison could be obtained if the BER was compared and not the headline rating.

Some might say the relative rating used in the England & Wales approach is hard to understand, and that Scottish approach is much clearer as it uses the absolute carbon figure. The Scottish approach offers a much clearer indication of the energy (and carbon) performance of the buildings.

However, the England & Wales method tends to spread wide ranges of building performances over the whole scale so is therefore more sensitive for certain building sectors in the assignments of EPC bands.`

A lack of understanding of the principles behind this approach and how they compare with the self-reference method may be why there are perceived disadvantages when using the EPC calculation method in Scotland, compared to when using the England and Wales method.

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PACKAGE DEALS

EPC, Legionella, and PAT Test

£110
  • Same Day Service
  • Trusted Local Assessors
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments
  • All Certificates in One Visit
  • Immediate All-Inclusive Quotes

EPC, Legionella, EICR, and PAT Test

Price on request
  • Same Day Service
  • Trusted Local Assessors
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments
  • All Certificates in One Visit
  • Immediate All-Inclusive Quotes

Commercial EPC

from £180
  • Same Day Service
  • Trusted Local Assessors
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments
  • All Certificates in One Visit
  • Immediate All-Inclusive Quotes

EPC and Legionella

from £90
  • Same Day Service
  • Trusted Local Assessors
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments
  • All Certificates in One Visit
  • Immediate All-Inclusive Quotes

OUR OFFICE

The Certificate Lab
Clyde Offices
48 West George Street
Glasgow
G2 1BP

GET IN TOUCH

Tel: 0800 321 3418

Mob: 07929 281 508

Telephone calls answered between 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri.

Live Chat available outwith those hours

Email: danny@thecertificatelab.co.uk

OFFICE HOURS

Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
By arrangement
Sunday
Closed

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