BERs : Hows and Why?

BER Assessor Wexford

John Brett & Associates are SEAI registered Commercial BER Assessors.

Call 086 059 8109

for a BER Wexford Assessment or email info@berassessorinwexford.com

BER Assessor Wicklow John Brett
John Brett is a Wexford BER Assessor. If you need a Commercial BER Assessment on your property in Wexford just call 086 059 8109 or  email info@berassessorinwexford.com

Why Commercial BER? Since the 1st of July 2008, Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificates have been required for all new non-domestic buildings offered for sale or rent. Since the 1st of January 2009, BERs are required for all existing commercial buildings offered for sale or letting. (Commercial BER Wexford)

BER SOLUTION: Contact John Brett & Associates, SEAI registered assessors carrying full professional indemnity and public liability insurance to provide an efficient, affordable and timely assessment for your commercial property. John is a Mechanical, Electrical and Energy engineer with over a decade of experience. We are also Part L Compliance Specialists for New Builds. (Commercial BER Wexford)

Phone John Brett anytime at 086 059 8109.(Commercial BER Wexford)

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Information from SEAI

A seller must provide a BER to prospective buyers or tenants when a home is constructed, sold or rented under the following circumstances:

  • New homes where planning permission was applied for on or after the 1st of January 2007. A new dwelling (i.e. a dwelling that has never been sold or occupied) is exempt from the BER requirement if it had been the subject of a planning application submitted on or before 31 December 2006 and if it was substantially completed by 30 June 2008. “Substantially completed” means that the external walls have been erected.
  • All existing homes for sale or rent on or after the 1st of January 2009. An existing dwelling is a dwelling which has previously been sold and/or occupied.

All new homes (even when not for sale) must have a BER certificate (barring those defined as being exempt above) before they are occupied as detailed under S.I. 666 underhttp://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/DevelopmentandHousing/BuildingStandards/

BER assessments performed on new dwellings will also help determine compliance to Part L of the Building Regulations.

There are exemptions for certain categories of buildings (Ref. S.I. No.666 of 2006). For a more detailed list click here.

Information from SEAI

New dwellings: The regulations apply to new dwellings for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st January 2007. All new homes (even when not for sale) must have a BER certificate before they are occupied as detailed under S.I. 666 underhttp://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/DevelopmentandHousing/BuildingStandards/

A new dwelling (i.e. a dwelling that has never been sold or occupied) is exempt from the BER requirement if it had been the subject of a planning application submitted on or before 31 December 2006 and if it was substantially completed by 30 June 2008. “Substantially completed” means that the external walls have been erected.

BER assessments performed on new dwellings will also help determine compliance to Part L of the Building Regulations.

New Non-Domestic Buildings: The regulations apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning permission was applied for on or after 1st July 2008. Transitional BER exemptions will apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning permission is applied on or before 30th June 2008 provided the new non-domestic buildings involved are substantially completed by 30th June 2010.

Existing Buildings: (dwellings and other buildings) when offered for sale or letting on or after 1st January 2009. An existing dwelling is a dwelling which has previously been sold and/or occupied.

Large Public Service Buildings: A public body shall, in relation to a large building occupied by it on or after 1 January 2009, secure and display a BER certificate in a prominent place clearly visible to the public.