Retrofit Assessment

What Is The Role Of A Retrofit Assessor?

Domestic retrofit assessments cover various topics, including the building’s design, construction, and architectural elements. TheRetrofit Assessor must acquire information about the Property. The evaluation will also consider the existing state of the facility, including any structural flaws and issues like leaks, condensation, and mould growth. Current installations will be documented, including heating and hot water, lighting, and ventilation. Before work may commence, the retrofit coordinator needs to check planning approval. Protected status, conservation restrictions to the Property.

What Is The Role Of The Assessor In The PAS 2035 Structure?

PAS 2035 states that the residential retrofit procedure meets the standard’s requirements. The retrofit assessor’s assessments are the first step in the retrofit procedure.

In compliance with PAS 2035, the Retrofit Assessor documents their findings in an assessment report that the TrustMark quality assurance scheme can review. The Retrofit Assessor’s work serves as the foundation for the retrofit designer’s work, and each function requires tight collaboration.

Do You Want To Make Your Property Energy Efficient?

The best place to begin is with a thorough Retrofit Assessment. A retrofit assessor provides the assessment. These assessors are crucial to the PAS 2035 process because they collect and give property data/information for Retrofit Coordinators to develop a relevant improvement plan to advise the occupants of the Property about their Home and Energy-saving Measures. The Retrofit has a team of retrofit assessors to manage your Projects.

What Is A Domestic Retrofit, And How Can It Benefit You?

Retrofitting means adding anything to your home to improve the Property’s energy efficiency. Residential retrofitting, in this case, mainly refers to the improvements required for older houses to improve their energy efficiency. It can be through various techniques, including replacing a heating system, improved ventilation and air quality, renewable technologies, improved insulation, or a combination.

What We Do

The Retrofit provides services from assessment to complete project management to improve the Property’s energy efficiency. 

A refit program necessitates the establishment of specific objectives that both installers and designers must meet. The recently published PAS2035 is a UK standard that lays out a clear path for the design team to follow to achieve these objectives. The other UK standard, PAS2030, is designed exclusively for installation crews. Only specially trained specialists may complete the various aspects of the Retrofit guidelines. You’ll work with a Retrofit Assessor who will perform the initial reporting, and a Retrofit Coordinator is s building professional who will oversee the project from start to end.
Following the government commissioned ‘Each Home Counts’ evaluation in 2015, the PAS2035 standard guidelines for the retrofit procedure became effective. This program aimed to identify any common difficulties, particularly with older houses, and develop a complete procedure for increasing energy efficiency in these homes. PAS2035 focuses on the entire building, with the Retrofit Assessment process centred on occupancy, environment, and how acceptable proposed improvement methods are. It ensures that any “Quick Win” tactics favour high-quality retrofit work overseen by skilled professionals from start to finish. The PAS2035 framework can be used privately for residential retrofit evaluations and subsequent works by a homeowner. Although the PAS2035 UK standards are not necessary for all projects, knowing that our accredited Retrofit Assessors are in these processes will offer you peace of mind that they will look after you throughout the project and advise you on the needs of your Property. These criteria ensure that the entire process is well-managed, thorough, and appropriate for the purpose and within a set timeline.

The Retrofit Assessment

The PAS2035 Retrofit Assessment is a complete assessment of your Property that a fully qualified Retrofit Assessor should always carry out before the actual Retrofit installation. The extent of the assessment includes the necessary improvement measures, the amount of risk, and the kind of building. The Retrofit Assessment comprises three significant reports that overview the entire Property and its present and potential uses. To begin, the Retrofit Assessor will utilise simulation models to model the Property’s energy consumption and then generate an Energy Report. An Energy Performance Certificate is a certificate for domestic properties that rates the Property’s energy efficiency from A to G. On the other hand, the Retrofit Assessment is a considerably more extensive process for older houses requiring more complex work to improve energy efficiency. In addition to the Energy Report, the assessor will conduct a Condition Survey (not a complete structural survey) to check for any evidence of problems that could compromise future energy efficiency gains.

For example: If there were signs of dampness, it would be critical to figure out what was causing it.

The final phase in the evaluation is to conduct an Occupancy Assessment. The assessor will look at the preceding year’s energy bills and any consumption trends for hot water and heating, among other things. After completing the assessment assessor provides a detailed report, including the Energy Report, Occupancy Evaluation, and Condition Report. The retrofit Assessment will also include the information you’ll need to make an informed decision about the potential steps you’ll need to take to make your home more energy-efficient. This procedure is part of the ‘whole building’ approach, which means that all areas are examined rather than just one. Thanks to this report, the Retrofit Coordinator, who will project manage the process, will completely understand the following steps.

What do I do now?

If your Property requires retrofitting, we have a team of qualified, professional Retrofit Assessors on hand to assist you with your project. Please enter your Property details HERE to see which professionals are available in your area, their availability, and fixed prices to book in and complete your assessment. The assessment is a time-consuming and detailed process that will take several hours, with the completed report delivered within 3-5 working days of your appointment. The retrofit coordinator checks the completed retrofit assessment and will advise on design, installation, and timeframes for the works outlined as requirements in your evaluation. If you require additional assistance in locating your Retrofit Coordinator, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will assist you.

FAQS

The retrofit assessor is a building professional with relevant qualifications and registration with the certification bodies to provide the initial property retrofit assessment.

The retrofit assessor provides the retrofit assessment complete report. The report includes the current energy rating, occupancy assessment and property condition for the retrofit coordinator

The Retrofit helps to find the best retrofit assessor for Project.
Retrofit assessment cost is dependable on the type of Property, travel time, and experience level of the retrofit assessor. The reasonable cost of a complete retrofit assessment, including the current energy rating, occupancy review, and detailed property condition report, is around £140.