Knowledgebase: DCLG Guide to EPC (ND)
Providing an EPC on construction or modification of a non-dwelling
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 01:01 PM

When a building being constructed is physically complete, it is the responsibility of the

person carrying out the construction to give an EPC and recommendation report to the

building owner and to notify building control that this has been done. Building control will

not issue a certificate of completion until they are satisfied this has been done.

If a building is modified to have more or fewer parts than it originally had and the

modification includes the provision or extension of fixed services for heating, air

conditioning or mechanical ventilation (i.e. those services that condition the indoor

climate for the benefits of the occupants) then an EPC will be required. When the

modifications are physically complete, it is the responsibility of the person carrying out

the modification works to give an EPC and recommendation report to the building owner

and to notify building control that this has been done. Building control will not issue a

certificate of completion until they are satisfied this has been done.

The requirement for an EPC to be made available to a prospective buyer or tenant does

not apply until construction or modification of the building (to have greater or fewer parts

designed for separate occupation) has been completed.