Checkatrade runs strict background checks on tradespeople before they can become members. Once they join, members agree to have feedback from their customers put online for all to see.
All Checkatrade members are thoroughly vetted before they are displayed on the website. Over the years the vetting requirements have been improved and adapted to keep up with government legislation and current laws as well to keep up with their own continuously raising standards. On each of the members’ pages you will be able to see exactly which checks have been carried out and passed.
The BBA is committed to helping businesses supply the construction industry with products, systems and installers of the highest quality. Since their launch in 1966 they have developed rigorous testing, inspection and certification services to support manufacturers and installers achieve excellence and provide reassurance throughout the industry.
For many years the British Board of Agrément has issued Agrément Certificates for cavity wall insulation and these, together with the related BBA Approved Installer Scheme, have provided high levels of assurance in respect of the some six million cavity wall insulation installations carried out over the past 20 years.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 162 national standards bodies. ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organisation:
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
CIGA (The Cavity Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency) is an independent body that provides 25 year guarantees for Cavity Wall Insulation fitted by registered installers in the UK. All members installers of CIGA are assessed for competence and must follow the technical guidance for the material used and CIGA Best Practice Guidance.
The CIGA Guarantee covers defects in materials or workmanship, and in the event of a problem CIGA’s technical department is there to help. The 25 Year CIGA Guarantee is sent out in the post after the install is completed.
NICEIC’s Green Deal Installer Scheme is a scheme that supports those installing energy efficiency measures and allows GHE to notify building control of cavity wall insulation that has been installed.
NICEIC contractors undergo a rigorous assessment process, covering a representative sample of their work, their premises, documentation, equipment, and the competence of their key supervisory staff. They are then re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure continued compliance.