What is SAP?

  • The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is the Government's approved procedure for calculating an energy rating.

  • lt is a basic energy rating which assumes average factors for shelter, shade and orientation and considers the space and water heating only.

  • The SAP scale currently runs from 1 (extremely poor) to 120 (extremely good), with a score of 80 or more considered to represent an energy efficient home.

  • The average UK home (i.e. not brand new) has a SAP rating of 40-50. Most new homes achieve ratings of 80 or above, and there are many that reach top scores of 100-120.

  • In 1995, Building Regulations changed to require a SAP rating on every new home and from 2001 builders had to post a notice in every finished dwelling stating its rating.

  • In June 2007 Home Information Packs (HIP) will be a compulsory requirement for all homes sold in the UK. The SAP rating will form part of the HIP.

For more information follow the link to Homespec. 

MCT Architectural Services can supply SAP Ratings for your home