It should always be declared what that conflict of interest is, and that person then
should have no voting power or decision-making power on what that area of conflict
of interest is. That is how it works within British Standards.
Air Box has been tested to European Standards
but not UK, as far as we know.
Whether a solution will work or not is based on the context and condition of
occupancy of the building. Everything works somewhere but everything doesn’t
work everywhere. It’s about finding what is compatible for that building and context.
The installation responsibility
under PAS 2030 is the
contractor. The role of the
RC is as an oversight of the
work. So, it should be the
contractor who should sign
the completion of work.
TrustMark don’t certify or agree any products and, as far as we are aware, it has
not been accepted as a means of assessing permeability rates under the Building
This is unlikely to happen
until next year now, unless an
Addendum is agreed, but is
The PAS 2035 does state that the advice should be provided by the Retrofit
Trustmark have advised: In
the lodgement, should the
evaluation be completed
by the RC or a TrustMark
Licence Number (TMLN),
the evaluation information
will remain accessible for
inclusion and uploading. You can click the
PAS 2035 menu option, locate the job that
you are an evaluator for and respond. You
can then add a file and record the type , date
and outcome of the evaluation and view any
relevant documents linked to the job.
BEIS have told us: We advise installers to wait for guidance produced that will be
produced by HMRC (they lead on tax issues). Our current understanding is that this
change will introduce a 0% rate for all installs. I know in the past check installers had
to check whether the goods part of the overall invoice was less than 60% of the total
to qualify for reduced rate VAT. This link might be helpful: click here.
BEIS have told us: As part of our exit management plan, LAD Phase 2 projects
have a new delivery completion date of 30th June 2022. The additional 1-month
period to submit final reports and lodge measures with Trustmark remains. Projects
should complete delivery by 30th June 2022, and have until the 31st July 2022 to
submit final reports and lodge measures with Trustmark. Further communications
regarding the process for LAD Phase 2 project closure will be shared with LAs via
the Local Net Zero Hubs in due course.
Quite a number of trims are currently being field tested out on site, and these
will be put forward to the retrofit standards task group for approval once
that testing is complete. The retrofit standards taskforce will have to make
a decision on whether they recommend that these trims should be included,
which would then go into the PAS 2035 documentation. It’s quite a lengthy
process, but there are lots of people keen on getting it and up and running.