Official website: https://ciga.co.uk/
The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency provides independent 25 year guarantees for Cavity Wall Insulation fitted by registered installers in the UK and Channel islands. The Government regards cavity wall insulation as the most effective energy savings measure that most people can carry out on their homes and a major contributor to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas.
The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency was established in consultation with the Government’s Energy, Environment and Waste Directorate (a division of DETR) to provide householders with an independent, uniform and dependable guarantee covering defects in materials and workmanship. Independent research carried out for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) has confirmed that cavity wall insulation is a very reliable process. Problems are therefore extremely rare, but if they do occur, CIGA has the expertise to ensure that they are swiftly rectified.
Official website: https://ciga.co.uk/
Official website: https://www.nia-uk.org/
The NIA represents the insulation industry in the UK and our members include manufacturers and installers of a number of insulation solutions for your home or business. Both the NIA and its members are fully committed to maintaining and raising standards within the insulation industry, ensuring that ‘Peace of Mind’ comes at standard for our customers.
The NIA has a Code of Professional Practice that members agree to follow to ensure that the public receive the highest possible level of customer service. The Code covers the following areas: Marketing, Customer Contract/Agreement, Technical training, Assessment and Installation, Customer Care/Complaints, Guarantees, Health & Safety.
Official website: http://www.swiga.co.uk/
SWIGA has been established to provide householders and landlords with an independent, uniform and dependable guarantee covering professionally installed External, Internal or Hybrid (where both are used on the same property) solid wall insulation solutions.
The SWIGA Quality Assurance Framework and Guarantee for solid wall insulation provides additional peace of mind and access to technical expertise in the event of any defect arising in the design, workmanship or materials and is aligned to the Green Deal & Energy Company Obligation (ECO) requirements for a 25 Year guarantee.
Official website: http://www.trustmark.org.uk/
Trust-Mark is a not for profit organization, licensed by Government and supported by consumer protection groups.
Trust-mark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the Trust-mark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the Trust-mark scheme operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by Trust-mark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.
What makes selecting Trust-mark tradesmen so worthwhile?
• 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.
Official website: http://gdorb.decc.gov.uk/
The Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD ORB), on behalf of the Secretary of State, manages the authorization scheme for participants in the Green Deal and is responsible for a number of functions aimed at providing effective administration and oversight of the scheme.
The GD ORB is responsible for maintaining a register of all authorized Green Deal Providers, Certification Bodies, Assessors and Installers; maintaining the Green Deal Code of Practice and controlling the use of the Quality Mark; ongoing monitoring of Green Deal Participants against the Code of Practice; producing an annual Green Deal report; and gathering evidence of non compliance and referring participants to the Ombudsman or the Secretary of State where appropriate and imposing sanctions when directed.