What is the Cost of BER Assessment?
We will keep costs of an assessment as low as possible, contact us for a free BER quote. Remember that all qualified assessors are trained to the same standard, so paying more for an assessment does not mean you will get a better service.
How long does the assessment take?
This varies from building to building depending on the size of the property. We can usually complete a standard 3 bed house in under 90 minutes. It typically takes 3 days for the certificate to arrive.
How long does the certificate last?
Once a certificate has been issued for an existing house or apartment it will be valid for 10 years and it does not need to be renewed if the property changes ownership within that 10-year period.
Is there a pass or fail score?
There is no minimum score in a BER Assessment. A house or apartment cannot ‘fail’ a BER Assessment; however a poorly rated property will not be as attractive to a prospective buyer or tenant.
When is the BER required?
The certificate is required at the point of sale or rental of a building, or on completion of a new building. The homeowner is under no obligation to make recommended improvements.
Who can perform a BER Assessment?
BER Assessments should only be carried out by specially trained assessors. A qualified Usher Insulations BER Assessor will issue the BER certification by using various calculation methods and software. Contact us to request a free quote.
How can I find my BER?
Your BER Certificate will include the rating. If you can't find certificate then you can find the report using the BER number or the MPRN number from the electricity meter at the property. If you want to order a repalcment certificate you need to contact the seai.ie or the original BER Assessor.
Are any properties exempent from a BER?
There are a number of exemptions from a BER cert. These include national monuments, protected structures, buildings used as a place of worship or for religious activities, temporary building, industrial buildings not intended for human occupancy over extended periods and where the installed heating capacity does not exceed 10 W/m2, non-domestic agricultural buildings with an installed heating capacity not exceeding 10 W/m2, and stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2.