Homes To Let

Important Change to EPC Regulations For UK Lettings

For any individual or business letting or leasing a residential property, an important change in EPC regulations in the UK came into effect from 1st April 2020. If you require assistance from our team to ensure you meet these regulations, don’t hesitate to get in touch for our EPC services and energy assessments to discover…

Home Thermometer

What Temperature Is Best For Your Home?

The best temperature for your home is very subjective and can differ based on a range of metrics, such as how efficient your home is, how big it is and the age of the people living there. However, to help you understand the most efficient way to heat your home and the recommended ideal temperature…

Air permeability Testing

Getting Your Project Ready For Air Tightness Testing

At Falcon Energy our engineers will be able to take you through the process and ensure the property we’re testing is fully prepared for optimal testing. However, it’s important you understand what this involves and how you can plan ahead for your appointment. What is air tightness testing? Air tightness or air permeability testing is…

Accurate Home Floor Plan

Floor Plans: Why Accuracy is Key to Selling or Renting your Property

Floor plans have become an integral component of a property listing. They are essential both from a technical perspective, allowing buyers to survey the dimensions of each room and from a marketing perspective, in that they form eye-catching pieces of property information that buyers value. Floor Plans and EPCs A 2015 report from Property Academy…

Planning Energy Statements

How We Work With Developers: From A Single Build To A New Town

When working on a new build construction, there are a lot of elements that need to be considered in order for the build to meet legal requirements. In regards to energy, Building Regulations require SAP calculations and EPC certificates to be provided. At Falcon Energy we are experts in energy conservation and have worked across…

Solar panels on home

All You Need to Know About Green Mortgages

In July, the Government has announced plans to work with mortgage lenders to develop ‘green mortgages’ for those who are looking to purchase homes. Here, we go into detail about exactly what a green mortgage is, when you can expect to see them introduced and the benefits of having one over a typical mortgage, What…

Solar Panels

Government Schemes for Renewable Energy

With the Government trying to reach their energy efficiency targets, they are currently running a few schemes and grants to promote the use of renewable energy. Whilst installing different energy efficiency technologies may seem expensive in the short term, in the long term you can reap the benefits by receiving cash back for generating extra…

New house build

What Are SAP Calculations? A Beginner’s Guide

When undertaking an extension on your home, or a development of properties, there are a lot of things you need to consider to ensure your building is compliant with all regulations. One of the most important considerations for your property development is a SAP calculation. If you’re not sure what this means, or whether you…

Landlords energy guide

The Ultimate Energy Guide for Landlords

From April 2018, new laws were introduced that stated any properties in the private rented sector must reach minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) of an EPC rating of E or higher. To help you understand what this means for you, how to improve your rating and the benefits of doing so, we have put together…