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Energy Rating

All new dwellings that have been granted planning permission from 1st January 2007 will have to have an official Building Energy Rating (BER) when constructed, offered for sale or to rent. This rating is in complicance with the UE's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Each dwelling will be rated by a Sustainable Energy Ireland registered Assessor and will result in a certificate.

Effective from 1st July 2008, all new buildings other than dwellings will require a BER and from 1st January 2009, the BER will apply to all dwellings and other existing buildings when offered for sale or rent.

The BER certificate is an energy label for your house similar to that used on electrical appliances. The BER is expressed in the form of performance bands, A being the most energy efficient and G the least energy efficient.

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Getting your BER:
The BER process is split into two sections

  1. Provisional BER
    A provisional rating is required if you are selling any dwelling from plans. The provisional BER label must be provided to the potential buyer of the property. This label is based on pre-construction plans. This label lasts for two years from date of issue.
  2. Full BER
    A full BER must be provided to the buyer on completion of the dwelling. The BER label is accompanied by an advisory report. This report contains recommendations on how to improve the energy performance of your house. This label lasts for ten years from date of issue.

NB. All houses that receive a Provisional BER are required to be upgraded to a Full BER on completion.

Who pays the cost of the BER Certification?
All costs associated with obtaining a BER are payable by the builder (including self build / developer (whether an individual, a local authority or other housing provider) to O'Sullivan McGoldrick Property Plus.

How to improve your BER?
An Advisory Report accompanies every BER certificate and will contain recommendations on how to improve the energy performance of your home.

We at O'Sullivan McGoldrick Property Plus can provide an efficient and hassle free service ensuring that you meet your requirement to have a BER label without delay. Contact us today on 071-9148884 or fill out our enquiry form for a free quotation. Considerable discounts are available for multi-build developments.