The Government issue new requirement for ECO installers
The Government issue new requirement for ECO installers Oct 28, 2019
The TrustMark accreditation will
become a requirement for installers fitting energy efficiency measures with
funding from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
TrustMark is a government endorsed quality scheme covering
work in consumer homes.
The Government will introduce a fee of £8 + VAT per
lodgement which will directly fund audits, compliance activities and technical
Legislation setting out the new accreditation is expected to
come into force on 1st January 2020.
In addition, TrustMark will implement a requirement for
underfloor and room-in-roof insulation measures to be accompanied by a 25 year
This will become a requirement from 1st July 2020
to allow time for providers to make such guarantees available.
The new TrustMark scheme has been developed to help reassure
households having work done that the companies have met the appropriate
standards for installing insulation and new central heating systems in their
New updated PAS standards will also be incorporated into the
ECO scheme, with organisations required to transition to PAS 2030:2019 and PAS
2035:2019 by 30th June 2021.
Those acquiring the new standards early can benefit from a
20% uplift on all measures during the transition period.
PAS 2030:2019 is the specification for the installation of
energy efficiency measures, in existing dwellings and insulation in residential
PAS 2035: 2019 is designed to support PAS 2030 and covers
the retrofitting of dwellings for improved energy efficiency. It better
clarifies the qualifications and responsibilities of individual retrofit roles
and the respective activities required before the physical installation should