Below you’ll find a list of useful links to organisations relating to the UK External Wall Insulation industry along with a brief description of their activities.
Build UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry. By bringing together Clients, Main Contractors, Trade Associations representing over 11,500 Specialist Contractors and other organisations committed to industry collaboration.
INCA are members of Build UK which represents in excess of 40% of UK construction. Visit Build UK.
EAE is the European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems and the voice of the ETICS industry in Europe to grow the market for energy efficient building solutions, contributing to a brighter future for the world.
Together with INCA and all relevant stakeholders they help shape regulation to preserve and develop reliable building quality by aiming for a common framework for the European ETICS market. Visit EAE.
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is a government department supported by 46 agencies and public bodies that was created in 2016 as a result of the merger between the former Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It aims to build links between industry, energy and climate change, and enable a united focus on markets, investors and consumers. Visit BEIS.
SWIGA: Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency
SWIGA was established to provide householders with an independent, uniform and dependable guarantee covering professionally installed External wall insulation solutions.
A SWIGA guarantee provides Home Owners, Local Authorities, Energy Companies and other specifiers with confidence that installation will be completed in accordance with robust procedures, industry standards and third-party surveillance together with the security of an independent guarantee for periods of 10 or 25 years. Visit SWIGA.
Simple Energy Advice
Government endorsed advice acknowledging the importance of consumers receiving trusted, impartial advice on energy efficiency. This site has been developed in conjunction with BEIS. Recommendations you receive using the services on this site, are based on standards developed for government as a way of understanding how houses and flats use energy and how your homes energy use could be improved. Visit SEA.
Energy Saving Trust
Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation – working to address the climate emergency.
A respected and trusted voice on energy efficiency and clean energy solutions, the Energy Saving Trust work towards smart, decarbonised, decentralised energy systems. The Trust supports communities, local authorities, supply chain and businesses of all sizes, enabling them to play their part in building a sustainable, energy efficient future. Visit EST.
Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. They are a non-ministerial government department and an independent National Regulatory Authority, recognised by EU Directives. The role is to protect consumers now and in the future by working to deliver a greener, fairer energy system. Visit OFGEM.
The Construction Playbook
The Construction Playbook is the result of extensive collaboration from across the public and private sectors to bring together expertise and best practices. It builds on the recently published National Infrastructure Strategy and supports the government’s ambition to transform our infrastructure networks over the next decade and beyond so we can build back better, faster, greener. Visit Gov.uk.
British Board of Agrément
The BBA is a UKAS accredited Product Certification Body, Testing Laboratory, Inspection Body and Management Systems Certification Body. The BBA help the construction and manufacturing industries build confidence in the solutions created, designed and implemented throughout the entire supply chain. Visit BBA.
TrustMark is the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home. When a consumer uses a TrustMark Registered Business, they know they are engaging an organisation that has been thoroughly vetted to meet required standards, and has made a considerable commitment to good customer service, technical competence and trading practices.
By ensuring all Registered Business adhere to and maintain these standards through an expert network of Scheme Providers, TrustMark gives consumers increased confidence and choice. Visit Trustmark.