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Your opinion on EPCS's Do we really need them

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  • Your opinion on EPCS's Do we really need them

    They got rid of the HIPS. Do you think they will eventually get rid of the EPC. I dont know anyone who has done anything to make their property more energy efficient as a direct result of an EPC survey. e.g. the boiler is old, but boilers are becoming more efficient as time goes on, so why not just wait for the next time a new boiler is needed.

    Insulation. if this is to be done, its not for energy efficiency, more rather to cure condensation. the first time an EPC engineer came round, for £120.00 i was expecting him to be here the full afternoon, when he was only in what seemed like five minutes.

    Just wondered what people may have thought.

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    Re: Your opinion on EPCS's Do we really need them

    The EPC is ridiculous - complete waste of time.

    At least in Scotland the Home Survey providers a basic structural survey, ie, identify damp, building integrity, repairs required, etc. That was very good and useful information that should always have been the heart of HIPs.