|‘Bonfield Review’ Newsletter
26th August 2016
The Review team continue to make progress with discussions with Ministers and across Government to brief new colleagues on the progress with the Review and the outcomes.
We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be. We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.
|The Review Report: Our approach………….|
|When choosing to install energy efficiency or renewable energy measures in their homes, consumers rely on a framework of standards to ensure that they are protected and get a good quality outcome. Whilst the majority of installations are successful, there are a number of cases where consumers are dissatisfied.
The Review team have engaged with the supply chain, consumer protection organisations and other sector players to establish a consensus of:
(i) the existing problems with installations
(ii) the causes and
(ii) some initial thoughts on broad solutions.
We have been impressed with the industry support for the Review’s purpose and buy-in to build a more sustainable model for the sector.
Following the Review launch event in September 2015 that brought together over 170 stakeholders from across the sector, we have held around 200 meetings and workshops attended by organisations from a cross-section of industry and received additional evidence from many more organisations. This input into the Review has been really appreciated and has helped shape the proposed recommendations.
As we look to move to implementing the recommendations set out in the report, we would value your continued input to develop an implementation plan.
|The Review Report: Progress so far………|
|We are encouraged that a number of organisations are carrying out initiatives in line with the proposed recommendations in the Review report:
Solid wall insulation industry guidance
The National Insulation Association, the Heating and Hot water Industry Council and British Standards Institution have developed a new industry wide specification which covers best practice for dealing with appliance flues, combustion air ventilators, fuel supply pipework and fittings which may be encountered during the installation of solid wall insulation.
The specification will be made publicly available for use by the wider industry during 2016 and will also be input into the process to revise PAS2030 for ECO: Help to heat from April 2017.
|This week…. Next week…..|
|· The Review team continued to meet with cross industry stakeholders and Government officials this week to discuss high level recommendations from the Review.
|Interest in the Review Report continues to grow across the industry and the Bonfield Review newsletter mailing list has increased in size. As we start to move towards implementation of the Review, the review team has completed a stock-take of all newsletters issued since January 2016. This shows all the progress we have made so far this year and provides those who may have missed particular editions the opportunity to see any articles that may be of interest. Please see below list:
If you would like any of the above newsletters sent to you please email BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk and Diana will forward it on to you.
|The Bonfield Review Team|
|The team is:
Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Diana Menville and;
|If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.
We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk