FR5 Software

FirstRate5® house energy rating software

FirstRate5® is an easy-to-use interactive tool with a graphic user interface that enables designers and thermal performance assessors to generate energy ratings for a home by tracing over floor plans. The software integrates the AccuRate calculation engine to estimate the annual heating and cooling energy and can be used to rate an existing design or as an interactive tool to optimise the design beyond compliance.
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FirstRate5® v.5.1.11 now available for download

by FR5 | Mar 24, 2014
FirstRate5 v5.1.11 is now available as a free download from within your registered account.  

Version 5.1.11 contains a number of new features and enhancements including:

  • Wall builder - ability to create and use custom built walls.
  • Ceiling penetration calculator – automatically calculates the loss of ceiling insulation as a result of ceiling penetrations.
  • Improved certificate – certificates now feature a more compact and readable format and display some additional data.
  • Project file upgrades - when an older project file is opened in v5.1.11 it will go through an automatic upgrade process with any modifications made by this process presented in a message box to the user.  

For further details on these features refer to:

  • Updated User Manual (Start > All Programs > FirstRate5-5.1.11 > FirstRate5-5.1.11 Manual)
  • Guidance Notes 
  • Frequently Asked Questions section of our website 
  • v5.1.11 Release Notes (Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > FirstRate5-5.1.11 > README)

Instructional videos on new licensing model now available

On 1 May 2014, FirstRate5 will introduce a fee per certificate payment system. To help prepare your business for this changeover, a series of instructional videos have been developed to explain how the new payment model will operate and other new features of the software, including QR codes, delegation abilities and automatic back up of certificates.  

            FirstRate5 Overview  Transcript

             FirstRate5 Certificate Transcript

            FirstRate5 Manage Delegations Transcript