In response to the business premises becoming available for sale, 1st Class Energy attended at short notice to conduct an EPC survey outside normal trading hours. This allowed the full operation of the retail unit to continue unhindered by the non-intrusive EPC survey of what is an unique buiding and locally a vital business.
1st Class Energy identified that the property was originally a Public House & Inn dating from 1851, the 'Bull & Butcher', where the area was a thriving coaching stop on the old A5 London Road. The Post Office shop facade was an extension added much later about 1940 but, however it reused many of the bricks from the original Inns construction.
The building consisted of many different construction types and modifications over this time from solid wall, wide cavity brick to a modern extension at the rear, complying with the 'more modern building regulations'
1st Class Energy's prior experience of working within secure environments with our surveyor being Police and CRB vetted, ensured that the confidentiallity requirements of the customer as well as the security aspects of this type of building were fully understood and maintained.
1st class energy was additionally able to provide a clear and concise appraisal of the property and its complex construction using experience gathered over 25 years of property management including experience of Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed buildings as well as work conducted with English Heritage on buildings within conservation areas.
Thus enabling a full & proper appraisal of the premises, quickly identifying that within the original building it contained thicker cavity walls which all added to the energy efficiency EPC of this complex building. 1st Class Energy ensured that the premises was placed within the correct energy efficiency band on the EPC, to promote more interest from prospective purchasers in what are commercially challenging times in a competitive market.