Complying with PAS 2030:2017

PAS 2030:2017 has now been published with the expectation that installers claiming compliance, including for sub-contracted work, will implement it from 1 April 2017 and meet it by 31 May 2017.

  • A complete pre-design Building Survey must have been undertaken by a competent person prior to the design being undertaken
  • A Pre-Installation Building Inspection should be undertaken in accordance with a standard insulation sector check list
  • Reference should be made to best practice in relation to cold-bridging 
  • Reference should also be made to guidance on installing EWI in relation to fuel burning appliances
  • Competency ratios specify that there should not be less than one carded operative per team of 4 at the specified installation location at any time per site.

PAS 2030 has also been published which includes inspection rates for EWI of 7%, reducing to 4% after two years of no issues.


INCA Represents the EWI Industry at Solid Wall Symposium in Scotland

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) represented the external wall insulation (EWI) Industry at a solid wall insulation (SWI) Symposium in Scotland this month highlighting the importance of quality design and workmanship.

The event, which was organised by the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Scottish Government, was a unique opportunity to share knowledge and best practice, with a view to helping raise quality and standards in Scotland. In its presentation to the Scottish Government, local authorities, specifiers, certification bodies and guarantee agencies INCA emphasised the importance of planning and management of projects and ensuring compliance.

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Government Increases the Target for Solid Wall Insulation in Response to INCA Evidence

The Government has increased the target for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) measures from 17,000 a year to 21,000 a year in response to evidence provided by INCA on behalf of the external wall insulation industry.  Last year, the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) called on the Government to double the target for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) measures in the 2017 ECO transition period and welcomes the 24% increase announced today.

Analysis undertaken by AgilityEco on behalf of INCA showed that the cost estimates in the Government Impact Assessment were overstated by more than £200 million and that the ECO support required to deliver SWI was much lower than assumed.  Whilst the increase has been welcomed, INCA believes the target still falls short and further support could have been provided to support the eight million British households living in solid wall homes.

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