Hi, wonder if anyone can help us out. We have just had a DPE report done with a view to selling our property. Our house is heated by a wood burning stove with a back boiler which heats all the radiators throughout the property. The guy asked for invoices for our wood for the last 3 years - when we explained we didn't have invoices other than for the last year (the wood was previously bought for cash from neighbours) he initially said an email from us confirming how many cordes of wood we used a year would suffice but then later said he would have to go with "worst case scenario" for his calculations.
Now we're under no illusions as to the efficiency of our house - it is an old stone property yet it does have double glazing, insulation and the afore mentioned (very efficient) heating system - and had expected it to be in the lower quadrant of the energy chart but we were shocked to be given such a bad energy rating.
Apparently this is a new requirement - to have actual proof of how much wood you buy? Does anyone know of anyone producing these reports in the Bourganeuf/Eymoutiers/St Leonard environs who is still happy to go on the property owner's statement or are they all now working to this "worst case scenario"?
Don't really follow the logic of this as proof of how much wood you buy isn't really proof of how much wood you actually burn, is it (especially with the French propensity for stock piling)...
Any advice would be gratefully received!