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EPC County Durham, Virtual tours, Floor plans, Drone imagery

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Based in Durham, we specialise in a range of services for estate agents, landlords and property sellers.

We've been producing energy performance certificates since their inception in 2007 and now we offer the very latest in drone photography and virtual tours.   houzz    Property Photography

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Why choose us?

We are specialists in producing Virtual tours, EPCs, Floorplans and Drone imagery

Years of industry experience

Years of industry experience

We have been producing energy performance certificates since they were introduced in 2007 and therefore have a wealth of experience surveying many different domestic properties. All our energy surveys are conducted at a time convenient to you, with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and minimal disruption to you the customer. We aim to have the completed EPC lodged within 24 hours therefore offering speed and efficiency as well as a quality survey and great value for money.

We are specialists in producing floorplans, photographic virtual tours, stills photography and now the very latest in Drone captured photography and videography.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for a competitive quotation.


So what is an Energy Performance Certificate?

What can I expect during the visit?

The assessor will need access to all areas of the property including the loft space. Any information and evidence you can provide regarding alterations or extensions to the original build would be helpful. Certificates for cavity or loft insulation are valuable evidence for the survey. Photographs will have to be taken as evidence to support the survey.

How does it work?

Most of us are now familiar with the concept of 'A' - 'E' ratings on white goods - designed to easily inform purchasers of the energy efficiency of a particular product. This concept will apply to your home as well England and Wales have a legal duty to comply with a 2002 European Directive on energy efficiency. This legal duty will be satisfied through the Energy Performance Certificate which used to form part of the Home Information Pack. These packs have been scrapped as of May 2010, however, the Energy Performance Certificate part has not and you still require one in order to market your property.

What is an energy performance certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate is a document, produced by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor. The Certificate rates the energy performance and the environmental impact of properties on a scale of 'A' - 'G'. Rating 'A' is the most energy efficient and has the least impact on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions, through to rating 'G' which is the least efficient and has the maximum environmental impact.

What sort of matters does the energy performance certificate cover?

The Certificate contains energy ratings for homes. It will outline the cost of heating, hot water and lighting in homes and will give practical advice on how to cut these costs and reduce carbon emissions. It will also provide sellers and buyers with an A-G rating on their homes. By acting upon the recommendations, it is anticipated that the average home owner will save £300 every year on fuel bills. Recommendations could include information as to how to insulate your loft better, upgrade heating controls such as thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) and the installation of solar panels.

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We offer a great range of photography for Estate Agents

Matterport Virtual Tours

360 degree 3D Virtual tours to really showcase your property.

360 degree 3D Virtual Tours

360 degree 3D Virtual Tours

We have been producing 360 virtual tours since 2003, primarily for the hotel and restaurant industry. However it became increasingly popular to use this technology as a very useful property marketing tool.   Things have moved on quite a pace and now with the unique matterport 3D camera we are able to capture a complete 3D model of a property.   Accurate 2D floorplans can then be generated from the laser recorded measurements. 

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High Resolution Immersive Imaging

High Resolution Immersive Imaging

The 360 photographic virtual tours enable the viewer to pan around in all directions, even up and down. This immersive feeling is as if you are actually standing in the room and provides a truly unique and valuable experience to potential buyers.   You can even use a 3D virtual reality headset to add to the truly immersive experience.   Points of interest can be highlighted and tagged as you move around the room, all adding to an unrivalled virtual property viewing experience. 

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Matterports 3D scanning really is the very latest powerful technology set to revolutionise how we navigate the web.   Professional high resolution photography is captured offering incredible dynamic range and can be used as your professional stills images too. Whether it be online shopping or viewing properties from thousands of miles away this is only the beginning. Get invloved now with your property listings they really are not as expensive as you might think.

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Drone Photography & Video

Aerial Estate Photography

See the exciting Drone captured video above...Just imagine how something like this could help market and sell your estate. Flying all around the grounds and even indoors! The sky really is the limit when it comes to getting the very best in aerial photography and video imagery to promote your property.

High Quality Marketing Video

Property Video Tours are a great way to create a visually stunning property viewing experience. Set to music with descriptions highlighting the very best features. Video is without doubt one of the best ways to engage and captivate an audience and can really make the difference.

Floor Plans

Professional Floor Plans

Professional Floor Plans

We are specialists in producing high quality floor plans for use in property marketing. The images can be produced in a range of formats suitable for both web and print use. The importance of using a floor plan to help market your property can't be underestimated, as it really does help a potential buyer or tenant gain an insight into the layout and dimensions of the property.

3D Floor Plans for any property

3D Floor Plans for any property

Professional photography and a high resolution 3D high render floorplan showing how the property could look furnished is one the best ways to market a property.   Contact us for a competitive quotation.


Here's what our customers think about us

  • Mrs Foster, Spennymoor (February 2015)

    ''Prompt and professional service at a good price, would recommend without hesitation,very happy with service.

  • Anne Magog, Newbiggin in Teasdale (August 2018)

    ''James arrived punctually at the agreed time to carry out an Energy Assessment on our property. He was friendly, efficient and professional and we were most impressed with his prompt delivery of the EPC: a draft copy on the day and the official copy the following day. It was a pleasure to do business with him and we would unreservedly recommend. Thank you

  • Mr Metcalfe, Houghton-le-Spring.

    ''In Jan 2015 EMS carried out an EPC survey for me. He was a very professional, courteous and friendly gentleman and I was delighted with the service he provided. I would not hesitate to use your firm again and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks again!

  • Kelly Cowan, Crook (March 2015)

    ''James was professional, friendly and accommodating. Had my EPC within 4 hours. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Neil Harmston, New Brancepeth (April 2015)

    ''Great service, very accommodating due to my work schedule. James arranged to perform the survey on Good Friday morning, which worked out perfectly for myself.

  • Pat Wright, Ebchester (May 2015)

    ''Thank you so very much for your efficient, pleasant service to provide us with an EPC on our property. I will certainly recommend you to friends and family.

  • Carol Watson, Burnopfield (May 2015)

    ''I would just like to say that it has been a pleasure to do business with green iDEAs (Durham) and EMS. The service I received was fast and efficient and I was kept updated regularly. I would certainly rate this company as providing a gold standard service to customers. I wish you all success in the future.

  • Mrs Patterson, West Moor (July 2015)

    ''We are delighted with the service James provided to us. He responded to our enquiry 'super quickly' and we had the EPC in our hands within a day of his undertaking the assessment. He was friendly and efficient, can't ask for more and we would recommend him without hesitation

  • Mrs Burlinson, Washington (September 2015)

    ''I was really impressed by your professionalism, friendly and courteous manner when you assessed my home for the EPC and also for the completed document you e-mailed back to me the same day as your inspection. I would highly recommend you to anyone requiring an EPC on their home.

  • Diane Meladio, Burnopfield (October 2015)

    ''Very much appreciated your prompt and professional service today.

  • Mr & Mrs Melvin Hatfield, Middlesbrough (November 2015)

    ''Thank you very much for your good and prompt work you did for us on November 2nd 2015. We would not hesitate to recommend you . Excellent.

  • Mr Chapman, Skelton-in-Cleveland (February 2016)

    ''James Thrower of Estate Marketing Services photographed my house externally and internally, prepared floor plans with measurements for all of the rooms and carried out the work required to create the Energy Performance Certificate for the house. James was very competent indeed, used high quality equipment, worked efficiently and was both professional and friendly. The photographs he produced are excellent and he uploaded them to the online estate agents' website and emailed me the Energy Performance Certificate within a few hours. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending James and Estate Marketing Services.

  • Mr Maughan, Redcar (February 2016)

    ''James arrived on time from Estate Marketing Services to take photographs and carry out a floorplan and EPC for me. He took plenty of time to do a professional job of taking the photos which I’m extremely pleased with. The floorplan and EPC survey was also carried out in a very professional manner. James was very personable and took the time to answer any questions that I asked with an informed answer. The cost of the EPC was a considerable amount cheaper than those quoted from local estate high street agents. The Photos, floorplan and EPC were made available the day following James’s visit. I would recommend James to anyone looking for these services.

  • Rebecca Blackwood, Ushaw Moor

    ''Thank you for carrying out our EPC survey in a professional and speedy manner. I received my certificate the next day, your prompt service was greatly appreciated. I will be recommending your services to others in the future. Thanks again.

  • Karen Weber, Rowlands Gill

    ''Very happy with EMS, James was very professional, the photographs and floorplan are very good, James also did our EPC which was forwarded on within 24hrs, would recommend to family and friends.

  • Mr and Mrs O'Dell, Hamsterley (November 2016)

    ''Just to let you know that both my wife and I were extremely impressed with your photographs of our house. You have captured exactly how we would have wanted the photographs to have been taken.

  • Maureen Kersley (May 2017)

    ''"I am delighted to be able to give testimony to the very impressive photographs taken of our home when we were preparing to advertise its sale. In my opinion these photos were exceptional and the professionalism of James Thrower of Estate Marketing Services (EMS) was excellent. He is a real master of his craft of photography."

  • Gordon Covell (Dwela)

    ''We have used Estate Marketing Service almost from the day we started in estate agency. They are first class in everything they do and the photography is very professional. We use them for floor pans and EPCs and the service is exceptional. We believe it’s vital to have a quick turnaround and they have never let us down. We would have no problem in recommending their services.

  • Will, Framwellgate Moor, Durham

    ''The service I received was outstanding. A clear and precise description was explained about the process to be undertaken. I would highly recommend his services.

  • Landlord, County Durham

    ''The EPC inspection was carried out on schedule and the subsequent assessment was completed promptly such that I was pleased with the service provided. James provided guidance on formalising my existing paperwork relating to roofing work previously carried out to better satisfy the process and optimise the outcome.

  • Mr Taberner, Seaham (December 2014)

    ''You gave an excellent trouble free service at short notice. James was very friendly (not in your face) and professional. Being cheaper for an equivalent service was also an added bonus. Would not hesitate to use again and recommend to others. Thank you!

  • Mrs Brandon, Trimdon (November 2014)

    ''Excellent service from Estate Marketing Services, James was very friendly and professional, did a thorough job, and a very quick turnaround which was also £50 cheaper than the estate agents price. I would highly recommend you to anyone.

  • Karen, Stanley Crook (October 2014)

    ''The service from you was excellent, James arrived the same day I rang, and I had my certificate the next day, he was polite, professional and efficient.

  • Mr Salsbury, Hartlepool (August 2014)

    ''I found James very accommodating as I rang at 9 am and he was able to survey my house that same day Our Energy Performance Certificate was on line that evening and was £40 cheaper than an estate agent was quoting. So thanks James for your help and work in such a short space of time.

  • Alison Barker, Sacriston (August 2014)

    ''Excellent service from Estate Marketing Services. I found James very friendly and professional and sorted my energy performance certificate quickly. The fact it was £30 cheaper than using a company from an estate agent was also an added bonus. Would not hesitate to use again and recommend to others. Thank you!

  • Lillian and Brian Whitaker, Broompark (August 2014)

    ''Just to say thank you for your prompt attention. You were very professional and efficient in every way. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else.

  • Lady C. Irvine MBE (July 2014)

    ''In July 2014 ,Mr. James Thrower carried out an EPC survey for me. I was delighted with the service this very courteous and efficient gentleman provided and congratulate your organisation. I will not hesitate to use your firm again and will if required commend it to anyone else.

  • Paul Thornton, Ouston, Chester-le-Street (July 2014)

    ''Very good service at such short notice, as I live in Scotland and was only over the north east for a day. Would recommend Estate Marketing Services to all.

  • Sarah Short, Ingleby Barwick (July 2014)

    ''Very impressed with the service we received from James and Estate Marketing Services, very punctual, very friendly and I was kept informed all through the assessment of what was happening.

  • James Williams, YourDezRez.Com (July 2014)

    ''I have dealt with James for a while, I can not fault his service, fantastic speed and turnaround, always at the end of the phone, great feedback from our clients - I will be dealing with them as much as possible going forward.

  • Paul Copeland, Copeland Residential Estate Agents (July 2014)

    ''Estate Marketing Services have been an excellent company to work with, providing EPCs for our clients and delivering promptly, always polite and courteous. Will use no other company for EPCs.

  • Michael, Lanchester (July 2014)

    ''Estate Marketing Services carried out an EPC assessment on our property today: arrived on time, very thorough, very professional, very pleasant! Took around 40 minutes for a large 4 bedroom house. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Mrs Truby, Seaton Sluice (June 2014)

    ''Estate Marketing Services carried out an EPC on my property for marketed sale and I was extremely pleased with the service provided. I received the EPC within 24 hours of the survey with no issues whatsoever and I would highly recommend Estate Marketing Services to anyone requiring a quality EPC and excellent customer service.

  • Paul Lax (Landlord), Darlington (June 2014)

    ''I have been very pleased with the service I have received from Estate Marketing Services I have two EPC's carried out within six weeks on unoccupied properties. Appointments were arranged and the surveyor arrived promptly and phoned to confirm when he was a short distance away so that I could open the property. The reports were completed within 24hrs and emailed direct to both myself and my estate agent. The cost of this service was very competitive and I would have no hesitation in recommending Estate Marketing Services and will be using the service in the near future.

  • Mr and Mrs Cartmell, Oakenshaw (June 2014)

    ''We are more than happy to recommend Estate Marketing Services, James is pleasant, polite, professional and was extremely efficient when we were in a hurry!’

  • Mr Strudwick, Ferryhill (June 2014)

    ''Very happy with the epc we had done by Estate Marketing Services, very quick service with no hassle. Will definitely be using them again.

  • Rob Price, Billingham (June 2014)

    ''The service provided by James of Estate Marketing Services was faultless . The company was so quick at dealing with my requests and my EPC was in my hand the very next day. I would recommend without hesitation to anyone wanting a superfast friendly service. Thank you.

  • Miss J Ward, Bishop Auckland (May 2014)

    ''I received an efficient and professional service from Estate Marketing Services and would certainly recommend them if you are looking for a quality EPC.

  • Mrs Jackson, East Rainton (May 2014)

    ''Very happy with service from Estate Marketing Services. On time and good price. Would definitely recommend this company.

  • Mr Ashby (Landlord) Consett (April 2014)

    ''The service I received from James was extremely thorough and professional. Every aspect of efficiency was tested and the assessment was perfect. I have to say also the cost for the service was more than competitive. I will use no other company from now on with my properties. I highly recommend.

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