Just for Installers – March

Welcome to installers

The BBA welcomes February’s newly-approved installers.  Congratulations on successfully passing the pre-approval assessments for our BBA-approved schemes.  The BBA inspection team looks forward to working with you and to providing continued backing of your established competency in your respective fields.

Installer ID Member Approved Scheme
Insulation Type
9197  Extract North East Cavity Wall & Cavity Cleaning
4051  Warm Front Ltd Cavity Cleaning
9214  Mersey Eco Grants Ltd Cavity Wall
9241  Bridgewater Surveyors Cavity Wall
9242  C.E.S (NW) Ltd Cavity Wall
8988  SERS Energy Solutions Ltd External Wall
4218  BlueBuild Energy Ltd External Wall

Installer Listings

For details of all installer approvals including those that have been suspended and withdrawn in February please view the latest Installer listing.

 

The BBA is approved by TrustMark for assessment of Cavity Cleaning

The BBA is proud to announce that it is the first certification body to be officially approved by TrustMark for the assessment of cavity cleaning. That means the BBA’s Cavity Cleaning Scheme, which monitors the assessment of installers undertaking these works, more water-tight than before. In fact, you could say it is the ultimate combination for people who want real peace of mind.  Thats’ good news for installers, Local Authorities, home owners and of courset, he BBA.

If you’d prefer to talk with someone please contact the BBA on 01923 665464 or send an e-mail to construction@bba.star.co.uk

 

TrustMark and Chartered Trading Standards Institute join forces to improve consumer confidence

The two organisations have been looking at ways in which they can deliver joint services to provide greater levels of consumer protection and confidence across the many trades delivering services in and around the home.

Together they have looked at the gaps in the current markets and delivery systems and are fully motivated to create and deliver a collective approach to support both the CTSI Consumer Codes where required, as well as promote and deliver functional delivery schemes through the TrustMark Brand and its Scheme Operators. By joining forces they can promote and highlight their existing brands and combine compliance, audit and enforcement all within one collaboration.

The alliance will allow a new style of thinking on how to tackle some of the long term challenges in the sector with rogue traders and their operating practices. It will also enable further confidence and greater levels of security to be developed for consumers when choosing a firm to work in or around their home. A clear message will be delivered to consumers ensuring them that they are supported at all stages when engaging with a trader from the partners schemes.  Leon Livermore, CEO of CTSI, added:

“The approval landscape is confused for both consumers and businesses so it is important that we work with trusted partners to ensure that we are all working towards the same end result. Local Trading Standards Services do a huge amount to protect consumers and promote legitimate business and we hope that by working with TrustMark we can add real value to their work.”

Simon Ayers, CEO of TrustMark, said:

“By joining forces with the CTSI, it both highlights our commitment and will to enhance consumer protection, encourage best practice and promote excellence and good standards nationally. Together we aim to achieve greater parity between the two organisations and to strike the right balance between reducing consumer detriment and making the standards workable across the industry.”

The CTSI and TrustMark have worked closely for many years and will build on the close synergy between the CTSI’s own Consumer Codes Approval Scheme and TrustMark’s core criteria – the Government-endorsed standards. Together they will support reputable and honest tradespeople and protect consumers in the decisions they make in order to help improve consumer confidence, reduce consumer detriment and drive up industry standards in the repair, maintenance and improvement market.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the TrustMark Trading Standards Approved Scheme please call 0333 555 0352 or e-mail tradingstandardsapproved@trustmark.org.uk.

 

Simon Ayres, CEO of TrustMark

National Insulation Industry Awards

Owing to unprecedented demand for tickets the National Insulation Industry Awards has had to change its date and venue!

Originally scheduled for Tuesday 27th June at the Great Hall in Birmingham, the event has now been moved to November at the Banqueting Suite of the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, on the University of Nottingham’s main campus.

Colin Heath of M4 Publishing, organisers of the event commented:

“Reaction to the Awards has been truly phenomenal, demand for tickets has already gone through the roof, so to speak, and to accommodate everyone we’ve had to switch venues.”

The new location is particularly fitting, with the recently-built 202-room Orchard Hotel achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating due to its energy efficiency and outstanding sustainability credentials, including U value targets of just 0.15 W/m2K for external walls and 0.1 W/m2K for floors and roofs.  Colin Heath added:

“We’re really pleased to be heading to this fantastic showcase of environmentally-friendly building technology, and I’m sure it’ll prove to be the perfect venue for this prestigious occasion”

The National Insulation Industry Awards, aim to recognise the work of the UK’s insulation industry, which contributes an estimated £890m to the economy and employs 70,000 people across the country. The 15 separate Awards will be judged by an eminent panel chaired by Rob Pannell of NHBC and include BBA’s Claire Curtis-Thomas along with Dr Kerry Mashford of the National Energy Foundation and Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

As a result of the changes, the closing date for entries has been extended until 25th August 2017 with the awards ceremony to be held on 30th November 2017.

As an official sponsor of the National Insulation Industry Awards the BBA urges approved installers to put their names forward.  The awards are free to enter: www.insulationawards.co.uk/entry.

Closing date for entries is 25th August 2017
Awards on 30th November 2017

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