The National Insulation Association is the leading trade association for insulation measures and companies in the UK and our members include the manufacturers, system designers and installers of cavity wall, external wall, internal wall, loft, roof and floor insulation and draught proofing.
Our members are required to meet our robust membership criteria and work to all appropriate industry standards and abide by our strict code of professional practice. This means that by choosing an NIA member to carry out the work there is added reassurance and recourse compared to using non NIA members.
As a result an increasing number of specifiers and advice agencies including energy companies, Government Schemes, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and the Energy Saving Trust are choosing and recommending the use of our members.
Important Developments in Quality Standards and Regulations
There are some very significant developments currently taking place in the insulation industry which will impact on quality and standards of workmanship and customer redress which we wanted to bring to your attention.
The independent review of quality and standards in the energy efficiency industry being carried out by Peter Bonfield is due to report shortly however, there is already work being carried out linked to it which will impact on industry standards.
PAS2030 which governs the standards that insulation installers must operate to is currently being revised and a new specification will be published in early 2017. This will include robust standards and requirements for installers including the assessment of properties to receive insulation measures, the system design, physical installation and handover to the property owner.
We are directly involved in this work and we are developing new industry standards for external wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, room in roof insulation and loft insulation which will be referenced in PAS2030. We will require all our members to adhere to these new standards and if any of them fail to do so we have the powers to take appropriate disciplinary action.
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Our new standards include industry leading specifications and best practice guides which will provide greater reassurance and recourse to specifiers and householders in the use of NIA members.
We would therefore strongly recommend that specifies and householders use NIA members. Details of our members can be found on our website www.nia-uk.org
Free Service for Specifiers of Insulation Works
We have introduced a new FREE service to help specifiers find NIA members to work on their projects.
The new’ expressions of interest service allows specifers to provide us with details of their forthcoming projects and specifications and we will then issue requests for information and tender requests to our members on their behalf saving time and money. For more details of the service email firstname.lastname@example.org