Ber Ratings

Ber Ratings or a Building Energy Ratings is similar to the energy rating of your household appliances with a rating scheme ranging from A to G.

‘A’ Ber ratings are the most energy efficient houses, these houses are highly insulated with very low carbon emissions.

‘G’ Ber ratings are the least energy efficient houses, these houses are generally poorly insulated or zero insulation.

The Ber ratings Certs became compulsory for all homes sold or rented from 1st January 2009. If you are buying or about to rent a house or apartment you are entitled to a Ber Certificate from the landlord or the estate agent so please CONTACT US for the most competitive prices the leinster.

Below is a explanation of BER Certificate

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What Buildings need a BER Rating.

When buying or renting a new house a landlord or estate agent must provide the new owner or tenant with a Ber Rating and Advisory report.

The tenant or new owner does not have to pay for this service.

How are Ber’s Calculated for a house

A Ber rating is based on the structural components of the house (Walls, roofs, windows, floors etc) as well as insulation in the walls air tightness of the house , heating system supplied and lighting for the ber rating.

It takes into account the annual domestic hot water usage, heating, fans used and pumps used.

It takes into account notional standard family with the average standard occupancy.

The Ber ratings are only a indication of the energy performance of a house.

A Ber rating does not cover the electrical usage of a dwelling or fridge cooker or washing machines electrical usage.

The Benefits of Ber Ratings

The benefits of the Ber ratings are to make the energy usage of a house transparent to prospective buyers or leasers,as well to make the homeowner more conses of the energy needed to heat and run the home for the future.

How Long are Ber Certs Valid

Ber Certs are valid up to 10 years providing their is no changes to the house that could affect the Ber rating E.g New Windows, House Extension. New conservatory.

the maximum a provisional Ber is only valid for is 24 months, provisional Ber Ratings are generally only done for planning permission purposes or commencement notices.

Average Ber Ratings of houses per year constructed:

2010+ house Ber Ratings

A house constructed in 2010+ heated by gas or oil would have an average Ber rating of B1

A house constructed in 2010+ heated by standard electric heating have an average Ber rating of C1

A house constructed in 2010+ heated solid fuel central heating would have an average Ber ratings of B2

2008-2009 Average Houses Ber Ratings

A house constructed in 2008 to 2009 heated by gas or oil would have an average Ber rating of B3

A house constructed in 2008 to 2009 heated by standard electric heating have an average Ber ratings of D1

A house constructed in 2008 to 2009 heated solid fuel central heating would have an average Ber rating of B3

2005-2007 Average House Ber Ratings

A house constructed in 2005 to 2007 heated by gas or oil would have an average Ber ratings of C1

A house constructed in 2005 to 2007 heated by standard electric heating have an average Ber ratings of D2

A house constructed in 2005 to 2007 heated solid fuel central heating would have an average Ber ratings of C2

1994-2004 Average Houses Ber Ratings

A house constructed in 1994 to 2004 heated by gas or oil would have an average Ber ratings of C3

A house constructed in 1994 to 2004 heated by standard electric heating have an average Ber ratings of E2

A house constructed in 1994 to 2004 heated solid fuel central heating would have an average Ber rating of D1

1980-1993 Average House Ber Ratings

A house constructed in 1980 to 1994 heated by gas or oil would have an average Ber rating of D1

A house constructed in 1980 to 1994 heated by standard electric heating have an average Ber ratings of F

A house constructed in 1980 to 1994 heated solid fuel central heating would have an average Ber ratings of D2