The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) apply to all non-domestic properties in England and Wales which are leased, and which are required to have a Commercial EPC. If we undertake a commercial energy efficiency survey for your building and it does not achieve an E rating we are able to run various building model simulations and calculate the most effective remedying actions necessary to achieve an E rating. Once the measures have been installed we can revisit site* and reissue a commercial EPC with the desired grade**

We provide turnkey compliance solutions tailored to meet individual budgetary and scheduling constraints. For more information on MEES please click here or contact us for a bespoke quotation.

*for minor improvements a site visit may not be required

**Providing MEES advice and undertaking a secondary EPC is not included in the cost of the initial EPC.

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Building control were asking for an SBEM report and an on-construction EPC. The building was finished but not fitted out and the tenant was due in five days. Certificates took 12 hours, BC signed off and the tenant was in on schedule. Thanks again!

Recommended.
Project Manager, Capita Symonds
Introduction

Freeman Surveying Ltd is a respected and well-established business considered by our clients to be experts in the field of non-domestic energy certification. We are highly professional, audit compliant and direct providers of all the services we deliver. To our clients, this translates into substantially lower costs, a dramatically reduced lead time, and a personable, solution-driven client experience.  We survey a wide range of buildings from small retail units of less than 50 m2, to vast industrial complexes over 100,000 m2 with no upper limit size limit.

We are highly experienced in producing audit compliant EPCs and Display Energy Certificates for large, complex buildings.

A selection of our more recent work is shown below – These are genuine models created by ourselves as part of the survey process, and of buildings, we have directly certified this year. Comprehensive examples with testimonials are readily available upon request.

 

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We are experts in working with scant (or non-existent) pre-survey building information, and are able to deliver final certification within extremely limited time frames, often within days of instruction.

Keeping compliance simple

Turnkey solutions for Landlords, Solicitors & Developers

We provide all the necessary building certification necessary under the British Government Directive “Energy Performance in Non-Domestic Buildings”. Services include Commercial EPCs (up to levels 5), Display Energy Certificates, SBEM/BRUKL calculation reports and Asbestos Management Surveys.

Fast-Track, 24 hour turnaround available

We appreciate that our clients are often not made aware of their responsibilities as Sellers, landlords or Developers and are only informed of the need to provide various certificates and reports at the last minute. We’ll make sure that you have the certification or reports you require to satisfy the Solicitors or Building Control Officer, on time and to budget.

Simplified quoting with a 2 hour response

We know how challenging it can be to work with certain elements of this industry and that is why we make sure that dealing with us is quick and painless. Pick up the phone and we’ll give you a price and a guaranteed schedule there and then. No forms, no complex questions.

Core Services
Commercial (Non-Domestic) EPCs

To ensure our EPCs are accurate and audit compliant we use DesignBuilder for all our thermal modelling. This means our EPCs are much quicker to produce and often deliver a higher rating than certificates produced using the free government issue iSBEM used by the majority of active assessors.

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Display Energy Certificates (DECs)

Display Energy Certificates are a legal requirement for all public body occupied buildings where the building has a total floor area > 250 m2. If there are multiple buildings on the same site (e.g. a school or hospital) then certificates will be required for each separate building (i.e. unconnected by covered walkways as a minimum).

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Asbestos Management Surveys

The purpose of the Asbestos Management Survey is to locate and identify the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

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Dynamic Simulation Modelling (Lvl 5)

Level 5 commercial buildings are considered to be the most complex buildings to produce energy assessments for. A Level 5 non-domestic property can be identified from specific features such as atrium’s, automatic blind control and ventilation with enhanced thermal coupling. It is illegal to deliberately lodge a level 4 EPC against a level 5 building.

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BRUKL Reports (SBEM Calculations)

SBEM Calculations (also known as BRUKL Reports) provide an analysis of the predicted energy performance of a building and are required by Building Regulations to comply with the Part L section of the regulations. When the building is complete our reports can be converted to a lodged Commercial EPC.

Interesting projects

From fast food takeaways to national sports stadiums, we’ll provide accredited energy efficiency certification so long as the building is used for commercial or public services. Below are some of the more interesting jobs we’ve undertaken.

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“Almost Half The Price Of The Nearest Competitor. The Survey Was Done The Day After Booking And The EPC Was Registered On The Same Day – Outstanding!”

Friars Walk, Newport
Project Manager, Capita Symonds

Our Customer Testimonials

Some very welcome comments from our clients which we much appreciate. We welcome all forms of feedback and look to take away something new from all the projects on which we work.

Energy Certification/BRUKL

“Building control were asking for an SBEM report and an on-construction EPC. The building was finished but not fitted out and the tenant was due in five days. Certificates took 12 hours, BC signed off and the tenant was in on schedule. Thanks again!”

Project Manager
Capita Symonds

Energy Certification

“We needed a D grade to qualify for our solar PV tariff. The surveyor gave practical advice prior to site visit and all was good, thanks!”

Property Owner
New Lodge Manor

Energy Certification/BRUKL

“CWP were principal contractor for Friars Walk. We appointed Freeman Surveying to complete eleven Commercial EPCs on behalf of our tenants in Nov 2015. The pricing was good and the job was done well within agreed time-scales with no issues.”

Principle Contractor
CWP Construction Ltd

Energy Certification

“So glad I was given their details by the estate agent, these guys saved me an absolute fortune AND got the job done THE SAME DAY!!!!”

Company Owner