Category: Construction

Do You Really Need The EPC? Why Is It Important?

If you are thinking that you need EPC for your house or not, then the answer is that you actually need it as it is compulsory. The main idea behind this Energy Performance Certificate is to measure your carbon footprint on the planet. Almost all the property owners in Newcastle have this certification. The collected data is put in a software for the purpose of calculating the carbon output of a property.

There are recommendations that are included in the certificate and the financial savings that can otherwise increase the insulation of your property. As without this certification, you cannot sell your property, this is the reason why it is necessary to get it after getting your property is assessed by a professional.

As homeowners, we all look forward to save money, but we failed to do that. By saving energy, it is actually possible to save a good amount of money as well.  The energy assessor looks at all the aspects that are related to the use of the electricity. There are many professionals that do EPC surveys in Newcastle, this will ensure that you get the certificate without any hassles.

Getting the certificate is easy

  • There is no pass or fail in the survey, depending on the devices and the way in which you use electricity, you will get a grade as per that.
  • The assessor will report as per the visual evidence that he/she finds in your property.

Detecting The Strength Of The Building

It is very important to know the strength of various structures of the building. The most important of all is to know about the strength of the pillars of the building on which the whole structure is build. These pillars bear the entire load of the roof on them. In order to know the strength of the pillars cover meter survey is done. In this survey, the depth of the concrete is being measured without breaking the structure with the help of electromagnetic waves.

testing building strength

How does it work?

In this survey, the reinforcement of the concrete is measured by passing of the electromagnetic ways through the concrete. The status of the steel bar, its depth, the thickness of the bar is calculated with the effect which it has on the electromagnetic waves.

Why to conduct the survey?

This survey is conducted to determine the strength of the existing structure of the building. This also helps to know whether the steel bars which are intact are weakened by the seepage of carbonated water in the pillars and the column. This survey helps the contractor in restructuring of the building and for extension work of the building. This helps him to calculate the exact amount of material to be procured depending upon the life of the building required by the owners of the building. This is the best technique to know the strength of the building without any damage done to the building. This building test is also significant for taking the sample of the concrete to determine the strength of the concrete.