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What is a BER

A Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate is an indication of the energy performance of a home. A BER certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report which identifies how you might improve the energy performance of your home.

All new homes built by Niall Linehan Construction are designed to be energy efficient. The Cork based builder will employ a number of modern techniques to ensure the new house have excellent energy ratings and can be awarded a good BER certificate.

BER is the calculated energy use for space and hot water heating, ventilation and lighting based on standard occupancy. A BER is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills.

A BER is compulsory for all homes offered for sale or rent. A BER is also required before a new home is occupied for the first time.

There are exemptions for certain categories of homes, for example, protected structures.

BER Building Energy Rating Certificate

Advertisements must include BER details when a home is offered for sale or rent.

If you are buying or renting a house or apartment, you are entitled to a BER so ask the seller, landlord or agent for it.

BER assessments are completed by registered BER Assessors who have been trained under the National Framework of Qualifications, passed the SEAI BER Assessor exam and have registered with SEAI.

A BER is required under the following circumstances:

  • The home owner must obtain a BER before a new home is occupied for the first time regardless of whether it is offered for sale or rent.
  • When a new or existing home is offered for sale or rent the seller / renter must provide a BER to prospective buyers or tenants. BER details must be included in advertisements when a home is offered for sale or rent.

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

Niall Linehan Construction Cork what is a BER

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Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate


Cork Energy Efficient Homes

Cork energy efficient homes have come a long way in recent years and projects completed by Niall Linehan Construction are splendid examples of how the latest technology can be harnessed to create a snug family home that does not cost a fortune to run in energy bills.

This article gives a brief description of the elements that go together to create a contemporary house which will rewaed you with a great BER rating (Building Energy Rating)

Air To Air Heat Pumps

Air to Air heat pumps are designed to either heat or cool a small to medium size space in an efficient manner. Additionally, our beautifully designed and attractive air to air pumps offer the perfect way to ensure a comfortable environment with the minimum of disruption. More

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is one of the most modern and luxurious ways to heat a room. There is nothing quite like stepping onto a floor, treated with underfloor heating, that is heated to a pleasant 24 Degrees, providing an even heat to all parts of the room, and eliminating the cold touch of a tiled floor. Underfloor heating really does need to be experienced in order to be believed. More

Solar Panels

Every year, the sun produces an immense amount of energy. An astonishing 12.2 trillion watt-hours of energy per square mile is emitted by the sun annually. Our solar panels help you harness some of this power and dramatically reduce your energy bills. Solar panels provide a renewable source of energy that will last years. Additionally, modern solar panels are a far cry from the older models of solar panels; our modern solar panels provide both a cost effective and attractive energy and heating solution. More

Solar Tubes

Our solar tubes also utilise the power of the sun to fully exploit the endless, renewable, solar energy generated every day. As the sun light passes over the evacuated tube, they hit copper absorption panels that transfer the heat to the passing water. Much like our solar panels, our solar tubes utilise the power of the sun to help you reduce the cost of heating your home. More

Rain Water Harvesting

Whilst Ireland may appear to have plenty of rain, our increasing population and changes to the climate mean that our water sources have become strained. Our rain water harvesting systems provide a limitless supply of rain water for domestic use. This rain water harvesting can be used throughout the home, finally making use of the rain in Ireland! More

Air to Water Heat Pumps

Our air to water heat pumps extract energy from outdoor air, and provide a highly efficient heating solution for most households. Our air to water heat pumps are able to provide an exceptional level of heating for domestic water supplies. More

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Our geothermal heat pumps and systems offer a highly efficient method of cooling or heating a space by using renewable energy. More

Heat Recovery Ventilation

All buildings require a certain level of ventilation in order to archive a comfortable living or working environment. Our heat recovery ventilation systems work by extracting the moist, warm air and extracting it from the building. More

Cork Energy Efficient Homes by Niall Linehan Construction Services

Renewable Energy content compliments of Ashgrove Renewables

Niall Linehan Construction have wide experience in house building and house refurbishment along with house extensions.

House extensions can provide larger kitchens, sun rooms and play rooms to accommodate growing families without the need to move house.