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.
INCA is committed to working with the Scottish Government and industry to identify ways to address any weakness with solid wall installs in Scotland. There are a number of key Scottish Government consultations on energy efficiency schemes in Scotland expected this year and, as the leading trade association for external wall insulation, INCA will be inputting to these important discussions to shape policy on behalf of the industry. INCA Vice Chairman Jennifer Phin said: “There are some great examples of external wall insulation projects being delivered in Scotland by INCA members, which are not only improving the energy efficiency of buildings and lifting households out of fuel poverty, but also transforming local communities. We are committed to working to improve quality and will continue to work with key stakeholders and government to unify standards across the industry.”
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Notes to Editors
1. The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) is the recognised trade association for the EWI industry representing system designers, specialist installers and key component suppliers – www.inca-ltd.org.uk.
2. Solid wall insulation (SWI) includes both external wall insulation (EWI) and internal wall insulation (IWI). It involves the application of an insulation layer to the wall of a building in order to improve the building’s thermal efficiency.