Home Energy Surveys
Most surveys begin with a specific issue - high bills or a desire to reduce carbon emissions, perhaps. Our surveys are highly interactive - we don't go off with a clip-board, bid you farewell and then put a report in the post. Wherever possible the client accompanies the surveyor, discussing problems and possibilities as we progress from top to bottom of the house.
This way, most issues are discussed before we even reach the door to leave, and the report becomes mainly an aide-memoire, a list of specific recommendations and a resource guide. Fewer words on the survey means a smaller figure on the bill.
I charge on an "honesty box" sliding scale of £47.50, £57.50 or £72.50 per hour depending on the client's self-assessment of his or her income as low, medium or high. Travelling time is charged at £32.25 per hour and mileage at 45p per mile. If public transport is feasible of course I can use that.
We both found your visit very useful and it was good to discuss the many awkward problems associated with trying to keep an older house warm (and condensation free!).
We will let you know how we get on!"