On 12 December, a delegate from the INCA Technical Committee met John Albon, Richard Beale and Brian Moore of the BBA. The aim was to have a frank and open discussion about the how the EWI industry can work better with the BBA in order that all parties are satisfied.
INCA members raised a number of different queries, including project management issues and some below expectation customer service experiences. Further details of specific nature of discussions is available to members by contacting the Secretariat. The delegation felt reassured to some degree that the problems were in hand, but retained a level of caution since, by the BBA’s own admission, the issues are not quick fixes. One example relates to project management, wherein the BBA have assured members that considerable investment is being made in a new system, but they made clear that this may take up to 2 years to complete.
The BBA accepted that they need to engage more with INCA to assist them in policy making and communication. This is good news for INCA members, showing that we have a strong voice and one that is amplified when we are able to approach stakeholders together.
It was agreed that the same group would meet again in six months’ time to discuss progress and next steps. Further, the BBA requested a regular slot at INCA technical meeting to brief members, and allow us to raise any immediate issues that members are experiencing. To that end, please get in touch about any issues you would like INCA to raise.
On a separate note, thank you for your support of INCA over the last 12 months, and we look forward to working with you in 2019.
The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards 2018 celebrated and recognised outstanding innovation, quality and excellence in External Wall Insulation (EWI) projects delivered by members over the last 12 months. Those projects who received awards combined energy efficiency benefits with significantly improved aesthetics.
The INCA Awards saw a record number of over 70 entries, and a total of 9 awards were given away on the day in front of more than 200 industry guests.
The Outstanding Achievement Award saw 2 winners this year with Phil Joyner from Joyner Group and Bob Deane from Wetherby, both receiving recognition for their contribution to the EWI industry over a number of decades, as well as their support of the industry. The Innovation Award went to EJOT UK for their innovative fixtures which judges noted for their versatility as well as for the thermal improvements they offer.
Winner of the New Build Award went to Complete Rendering Solutions and Wetherby for their work on The Creative Hub at the University of Northampton; in particular for creating a building with excellent thermal efficiency coupled with and visually pleasing design.
This year’s Training Award was picked up by Weber for their tireless efforts in bridging the skills gap and training a record total of 1,058 delegates last year alone. Winner of the Installer of the Year Award went to Joyner Group for their ambition and willingness of taking up difficult properties and providing a full and professional service.
Other winners on the day included Joyner Group, Aliva UK, SERS, SPSenvirowall, Alsecco and S and B EPS for their contribution to their respective projects.
INCA Chairman Mitch Gee said:
“The breadth and quality of the projects celebrated this year is impressive. The INCA Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the EWI industry to come together and to acknowledge the high standards we wish to be known for.”
We are fast approaching the 1 week mark for the INCA Awards 2018. The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) is the go-to trade association for the External Wall Industry. Taking place on the 1st November, the highly anticipated INCA Awards ceremony will celebrate outstanding EWI projects and achievements from members over the last 12 months.
This year, the INCA Awards are being held at the glamorous Hilton Manchester Deansgate, located in the heart of Manchester at the Beetham tower, the city’s largest sky scraper, with stunning views overlooking the city.
Our host for the evening is Alfie Moore, a comedian, speaker (and a Police Sergeant!) with a distinctive style that is sure to make the day even more enjoyable and entertaining. With a total of 9 awards up for grabs, this year has proven to be more popular than ever with over 70 entries from all over the country.
Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival, a delicious 3 course lunch and then we will host the Awards themselves. After they finish guests will have the opportunity for drinks at Cloud 23, which offers breath-taking panoramic views of the city to take you into the early evening. The unmissable day will be a real highlight of the EWI calendar.
A few spaces still remain for the day, so to make sure you avoid missing out, make sure you book your place. We look forward to seeing you there.
A full list and detailed breakdown of the shortlisted projects can be found here. The winners will be announced on the day, alongside a number of commendations.
Follow us on Twitter for further updates and let us know which shortlisted project you’re backing this year!