Provisional Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate

A provisional BER assessment may be carried out on the basis of the plans and specifications for the intended dwelling. However, a Final BER certificate must subsequently be issued when the dwelling is completed, which take must account of any relevant variations made to the details of the new dwelling during the construction phase.

A Provisional BER certificate lapses on completion of the dwelling or after 24 months, whichever is the sooner.

BER assessments will also help determine compliance to Part L of the Building Regulations.