Builders and tradesmen are the backbone of Britain, but if you’re unlucky enough to hire the wrong one, your life could be turned upside down. Dominic Littlewood is setting the ultimate snare – by rigging houses with secret cameras to catch rogue tradesmen and bad builders bang to rights.
Using cutting edge covert filming equipment in houses up and down the country, Dom will expose poor workmanship and dubious behaviour – and discovering what some of the nation’s tradesmen get up to when they think no one is watching.
Energy Performance Certificates or EPC is a guide that would-be buyers or tenants get when they look at a property. It shows how efficient a property is. Also, the cost of heating the home and recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
Who can carry out an EPC Assessment?
An accredited domestic energy assessor is required to complete the survey. Often, you will be offered the services of one from an estate agent or letting agent. However, it’s important to realise you can shop around and compare prices, you can find your own if you prefer or want to compare prices.
When should you get an EPC?
Energy Performance Certificates are required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. So, a newly constructed home will have one, a landlord or seller will need one to show tenants and potential buyers.
What’s in an Energy Performance Certificate-EPC?
The EPC report includes energy efficiency rating using a grading scheme. Also, estimated costs of running your home that will give an indication of heat and power usage. Finally, the report provides a summary of energy performance related features. This is useful if you are to undertake work to improve a home’s efficiency.
Trafford Surveyors are an independent firm of qualified local Chartered Surveyors and Energy Assessors. We undertake home surveys, commercial surveys, energy assessments throughout Hale, Trafford, Altrincham and surrounding Manchester area.
Trafford Chartered Surveyors are a local company and easily contactable. On this basis, if you don’t understand something on your certificate or you disagree with it; our home surveyors are available to discuss this with you.
Get in touch if you require specialist advice regarding Energy Performance surveys or any other of our services. We are always happy to help and will attempt to better any like-for-like quote.
190A Ashley Road
Buying your home is one of the biggest financial and emotional commitments you will ever make. Henceforth, Home Surveys are vital to help you make informed decisions. If you are planning to buy, you need a Chartered Surveyor who has expertise in Homebuyer surveys and Valuations.
Trafford Surveyors have a vast experience in surveying a property’s condition, thus they can provide impartial and beneficial advice accordingly. Trafford Surveyors are committed to giving clients an excellent and diverse service; from Homebuyer Assessments, Home Buyer surveyor EPC energy assessments.
Home Buyers Report
Most find that Home Buyers report are useful when looking to improve their property before putting it on the market. Likewise, for homebuyers planning to take on a property with a view to developing it.
Home Building Surveyors
A Home building survey is more in line with someone that is going to expand their existing home. Many properties provide potential for expansion. If you’re planning a home extension, up, down, out or even over the garage then there is real potential to increase the value of your home.
To maximise safety and costs when rebuilding property, you will need to ensure the work is planned and carried out to a high standard. A Structural Survey will support adding value to your home while giving your family more room to live and work.
Home Surveyors Support
We are experienced surveyors that can help you every step of the way. In addition to the initial Home Survey we are Property managers and can deal with Contractor Accountability and snagging reports. With a little imagination and some expert advice, we can help you add a conservatory, a new bedroom or convert your loft space.
Trafford Surveyors Ltd are a member of RICS – an independent professional body and are committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
If you need help or advice regarding Home Surveys, then we’d love to hear from you. We are based at:
190A Ashley Road
You may think a chartered surveyor is a person who simply looks for hidden defects in buildings. This is only partly true as a minority of chartered surveyors do this. Consider this: who manages large country estates on behalf of rich families? Who estimates and controls the costs on building projects such as the Channel Tunnel? Chartered Surveyors. But again, only a minority will do these tasks at any one time. Eventually, you come to realise that a chartered surveyor does not exist as a job; it is a profession. The title itself describes a general set of skills with a qualification.
Quantity surveyors manage and plan all costs associated with all types of construction projects, from onset through to completion. They work on both new builds and refurbishment projects. A quantity surveyor’s role has changed significantly in recent years, creating a more strategic job.
Here at Trafford Surveyors, we are dedicated to giving great customer service. We are an honest, established business based in Hale, with over 25 years of experience. We understand just what a minefield buying a new house can be, especially if it’s the first time you’re experiencing it. Our friendly and professional staff will help and guide you through the surveying process, with a quick turnaround so none of your time is wasted.
We’d be delighted if you got in contact or paid us a visit. Allow us to take the pressure off so you can enjoy the fun part! Happy House Hunting!