Why Choose An INCA Member For Your Project?
INCA is a not-for-profit organisation and, as such, our membership have all joined because they want to actively endorse and support our efforts to drive best practice and excellence in all things related to external wall insulation … each one of them is an ambassador for our industry and that’s what sets them apart and why you should always look for the INCA Member badge of quality and assurance.
Find An INCA Member
Whatever the nature of your involvement in an EWI project, whether it be new build or refurbishment, small or large, INCA have members who can help.
- Home Owners
- Social Landlords
- Main Contractors
Insist on EWI system quality and technical competence – choose INCA.
INCA, The Insulated Render and Cladding Association, is THE recognised trade association for the external wall insulation (EWI) market in the UK. Our membership comprises of all the main system designers, a national network of installation contractors and key component suppliers and industry aligned associates.
When you choose an INCA member for your project you are giving yourself the peace of mind that you are dealing with an EWI expert with overarching values of quality, customer service, best practice and business excellence.
Whilst we work closely and collaboratively alongside other associations within the insulation industry – SWIGA, National Insulation Association (NIA), Insulation Assurance Association (IAA) to name but a few, what sets INCA apart is that we are solely focussed on external wall insulation within this wider insulation market. We support all industry sectors – new build, refurbishment, domestic, non-domestic, high rise, low rise, off site, MMC, self-build etc and all size of projects too … any form / size of construction / renovation which involves external wall insulation.
You may find it useful to visit our Case Studies section of the website for examples of work our members have been involved in to date.
INCA Membership Criteria
Membership is not open to anyone – we have a robust application process whereby all applicants are required to satisfy a strict criterion – this includes:
- Industry experience of 2yrs +
- Proven trading history and adequate financial resources
- All relevant liability insurances are in place
- A strict health and safety policy is followed
- Site based workforce are all CSCS carded
- An active training policy and a commitment for employee development
- An operational quality management system certified by a UKAS accredited third party ISO 9001, PAS 2030 etc
- Compliance with current applicable employment legislation
EWI System Designers
Many projects will automatically involve a system designer at the first stage and so, in addition to the above, when you open dialogue with an INCA system designer member you know they have:
- They have a UK based Technical Department with facilities for training and onsite inspections
- Products are stocked and supplied from a UK base
- They hold appropriate levels of Professional Indemnity insurance
- Their systems hold accredited full EWI system certification (e.g., BBA , ETA etc) in their own name
- Their systems are guaranteed
As you’d expect most major EWI system designers are members of INCA – these include:
|Aliva UK Ltd||01183 240 email@example.com|
|Alsecco (UK) Ltd||01785 818 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baumit Ltd||01622 email@example.com|
|CPG UK Ltd||01942 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|EWI Pro Insulation Systems Ltd||0800 email@example.com|
|K Systems||028 2826 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Licata Building Systems Ltdemail@example.com|
|Mapei UK Ltd||0121 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|PPG Architectural Coatings UK Ltd||01924 email@example.com|
|Sika Limited||01707 394 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Soltherm External Insulations Ltd||01908 533 email@example.com|
|SPSenvirowall Ltd||01535 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sto Ltd||0141 892 email@example.com|
|Structherm Ltd||01484 850 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Weber||01525 718 email@example.com|
|Wetherby Building Systems Ltd||01942 717 firstname.lastname@example.org|
EWI Installation Contractors
When it comes to our installation contractor members, along with the basic membership criteria they are also required to provide details of:
- SSIP accreditation (CHAS, Acclaim, SafeContractor etc)
- Trade references
- EWI reference projects to enable standard of workmanship to be vetted
INCA Member – The Badge To Trust
So, by choosing an INCA member for your project you know you are dealing with a professional company with specific expertise in the EWI market. Each one has signed up to the INCA code of practice too and so you are giving yourself the assurance of quality and best practice.
But there’s more … not only are INCA members providing you with this assurance but they are active (on a voluntary basis) in supporting the evolution, development, best practice and quality within the external wall insulation industry as a whole. This includes:
Best Practice & Technical Guidance: Via our Technical Committee INCA develop and publish industry best practice and technical guidance documentation for use across the industry. As it is written and published by the INCA membership it’s the members who set the standards and therefore conform to best practice at all times.
Building Regulations: Again our volunteer member Technical Committee are active in supporting the regulatory bodies in the development and publication of building regulations.
Training: From training manuals, course content and national / regional training initiatives INCA members are actively supporting the development career paths and opportunities for entrants of all ages and levels of experience in the EWI industry.
Industry Development: The INCA volunteer Marketing Committee made up of our membership are actively in the promotion of best practice within the EWI industry to ensure quality is maintained.
Regional Differences: Whilst INCA represent the EWI industry throughout the UK regional variations in relation to regulations and initiatives are recognised through our geographically focussed committees which recognise any specifics in each individual country of the UK.
Funding & Government Initiatives: Our membership work with all relevant Government departments and actively support in the development of funding schemes and other initiatives whilst lobbying to support energy efficiency policy.
As such we work closely alongside a number of key stakeholders – the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (previously BEIS) the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Trustmark, Ofgem, British Energy Efficiency Federation, the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group, Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency to name but a few.
Finally, it’s important to note that INCA is a not-for-profit organisation and, as such, our membership have all joined because they want to actively endorse and support our efforts to drive best practice and excellence in all things related to external wall insulation … each one of them is an ambassador for our industry and that’s what sets them apart and why you should always look for the INCA Member badge of quality and assurance.