The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency provides independent 25 year guarantees for Cavity Wall Insulation fitted by registered installers in the UK and Channel Islands. CIGA was established to provide householders with an independent, uniform and dependable guarantee covering defects in materials and workmanship.
The National Insulation Association represents the manufacturers and installers of Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation, and Draught Proofing and other innovative solutions. Both the NIA and its members are fully committed to maintaining and raising standards within the insulation industry.
The Snug Network is a professional organisation made up of approved member companies that are based all over the UK.
Members work in their own communities, installing and servicing a wide range of energy efficiency improvements, including insulation, heating systems and renewable energy solutions.
Partners with InstaGroup – the nation’s local Green Deal Provider
Since 2000 the Snug Network have grown to become the UK’s leading specialist network of installers, working alongside InstaGroup - a national company with over 30 years’ experience in energy efficiency solutions. The partnership offers the security of nationwide support and quality control to back up local expert service.
Formed in 1992, Energy Saving Trust is a social enterprise with a charitable Foundation. Through its partnerships, the Energy Saving Trust offer impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably, and save money on energy bills.
The Renewable Energy Consumer Code was set up by the Renewable Energy Association. Their aim is to guarantee a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease small-scale energy generation systems for their homes. The Renewable Energy Consumer Code logo is a sign that the company has agreed to abide by the high standards set out in their Consumer Code.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme – CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. MCS certifies microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources. MCS is also an eligibility requirement for the Government's financial incentives, which include the Feed-in Tariff and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for over fifty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors. Choosing an NICEIC registered electrician is a householder’s best way to ensure a safe job. Electricians registered with NICEIC are assessed on a regular basis to ensure high standards and their work is checked against the IEE Wiring Regulations BS 7671 as well as other standards.
The solar industry and the Solar Trade Association (STA) have a long and distinguished history in the UK. Formed in 1978, the Association was the first representative vehicle for the UK renewable heating industry. The STA represents both solar heating and solar electricity and supports its member companies according to their needs. With 32 years of operation, the STA is one of the first renewable energy associations in the country.
The Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD ORB), on behalf of the Secretary of State, manages the authorisation 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 authorised Green Deal Providers, Certification Bodies, Advisors 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.
SWIGA is the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency.
It was established to provide householders 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.