Retrofit Assessment Services
Retrofit Assessors are trained to undertake a retrofit assessment for dwellings in accordance with PAS 2035. The activities completed within the retrofit assessment include the production of an RdSAP assessment, a detailed floor plan, a condition report and an occupancy assessment.
The data collected from these sources is used by the Retrofit Coordinator to formulate a Medium-Term Improvement Plan. Accredited DEAs are well placed to become qualified Retrofit Assessors due to their extensive knowledge and experience with RdSAP methodology and assessment of existing dwellings.
At Fixiz we can help you to comply with PAS 2035, a qualified Retrofit Assessor can visit you today and prepare an assessment to provide a ‘Whole House Retrofit’ solution.
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What is Retrofit?
Retrofitting is simply adding something to your property that wasn’t included, or maybe even needed, at the time your property was built. In this instance, Residential Retrofitting largely refers to improvements that are necessary for older properties to improve their energy efficiency.
This can be achieved by implementing a number of measures and could include replacing a heating system, improving the ventilation and air quality, utilising renewable technologies, improving insulation or all of these.
The aim of Retrofit Assessments and programmes is to have a qualified team of experts in place to carry out these changes, manage the process, and provide a handover to the property owner upon completion. The property will then be more energy efficient, cost effective and ultimately greener to benefit the environment we live in.
How much does it cost a Retrofit Assessment
Our highly skilled and qualified Retrofit Assessors, Retrofit Designers and Retrofit Coordinators have specialised in this services and are very good at it. They can help you out with the following procedures:
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Frequently asked questions:
A: An official PAS 2035 Retrofit Assessment is the first step in the process of carrying out retrofit installation work, in order to understand what measures are required to improve the energy efficiency of your property.
A Retrofit Assessment usually takes 1-2 hours to complete and should always be carried out by a fully qualified Retrofit Assessor, who will be able to assess the scope, risk level and action plan for your home or building.
A: Retrofitting reduces the vulnerability of damage of an existing structure during a near future seismic activity. It aims to strengthen a structure to satisfy the requirements of the current codes for seismic design. In this respect, retrofit is beyond conventional repair or even rehabilitation.
A: After your home assessment, our retrofit assessor will pass on all the findings to a retrofit coordinator who will elaborate an improvement plan for you. Our report will include specific recommendations for your home, based on heat loss calculations and other energy improvements that have been identified.
A: It will likely take 2-3 weeks to be delivered and will be sent to you by email. Once you've had chance to have a look through the Whole House Plan, your Retrofit Coordinator will book a slot with you for a follow-up phone call.
A: Dwellings which require energy retrofit work will first need to be assessed by a Retrofit Assessor. These assessors play an important role in the PAS 2035 process as they collect and provide property data/information which Retrofit Coordinators can use to develop a relevant improvement plan.
A: Properly retrofitted houses are made stronger against earthquake shaking and damage. This means your house is safer, and you've reduced the chance of injury or even death in a devastating earthquake.
A: the following are the most common methods of retrofitting,
- Adding New Shear Wall.
- Adding Steel Bracing.
- Wall Thickening Technique.
- Base Isolation Technique.
- Mass Reduction Technique.
- Jacketing Method.
- Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
- Epoxy Injection Method.