Resources

The organisations listed on this page provide specialist or regulatory information about plumbing, electrical and associated services.

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NICEIC

The home of electrical contracting excellence.

NICEIC is the electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary body for electrical installation matters throughout the UK. The NICEIC offer industry-leading certification services, Building Regulations Schemes, products and support to electrical contractors and many other trades within the construction industry. 

NICEIC helps to protect householders and consumers from the dangers of unsafe and unsound electrical installations. They provide advice on the dangers of electricity and building regulations.

WRAS

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

WRAS has a number of key aims including; To promote knowledge of the Water Regulations throughout the UK and to encourage their consistent interpretation and enforcement, for the prevention of waste, undue consumption, misuse, erroneous measurement or contamination of water. And, To provide an advisory service for and on behalf of Water Suppliers and for any other person or body seeking guidance on the principles of Water Regulations.

WRAS also operate the 'Approved Plumbers Scheme'. Plumbers who meet certain criteria are granted approved status for being competent in complying with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.

Fire Industry Association

UK fire safety industry trade association

The Fire Industry Association, often referred to as the FIA, is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry.

As well as promoting the professional standards of the fire safety industry, the FIA provides training courses to members and non-members alike on all the latest legislation and regulations governing the industry and operators within it.

TrustMark

Government supported reliable, trustworthy tradesman scheme

There are a number of key benefits to householders who use a tradesman who is a member of the TrustMark approved tradesmen scheme, these include;

A firm's technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status

Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care

The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm's quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction

Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty

Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading

Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates

If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue

The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups

All of these checks will give you - Peace of Mind

If a firm displays our TrustMark logo you know that we have approved and inspected the firm through one of our scheme operators and found that the firm meets the required Government endorsed criteria as described above.

 

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