A Comprehensive List of UK Building Trade Organisations, Associations and Trade Bodies

Summary: This is a list of all the major Trade Organisations and building associations that operate in this country. Here you can find the relevant Trade body or organisation for your project. Trade or Building organisations and associations can be really helpful at any stage in your home improvement project, and are generally happy to help.

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TRADE ORGANISATIONS

For almost every trade, and most material suppliers, there is a trade organisation. These organisations are available to promote the trades and products, and to protect the trades/suppliers and customers alike. Our list is probably not complete, if you belong to, or know of, and more, please send to diydoctor via the appointments page.

A

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Telephone: 020 7396 5100    Website: www.acas.org.uk

Aluminium Federation
Telephone: 0121 456 1103    Website: www.alfed.org.uk

Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
Telephone: 01283 531126    Website: www.arca.org.uk

Association of British Roofing Felt Manufacturers
Telephone: 01444 440 027    Website: Not Applicable

Association of Consulting Engineers
Telephone: 020 7222 6557    Website: www.acenet.co.uk

Association of Interior Specialists
Telephone: 0121 707 0077    Website: www.ais-interiors.org.uk

Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors
Telephone: 024 7647 0626    Website: www.aphc.co.uk


B

BFRC Services Limited (formerly British Flat Roofing Council)
Telephone: 0115 956 6666    Website: Not Applicable

Bathroom Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 01782 747123    Website: www.bathroom-association.org

Brick Development Association
Telephone: 01344 885651    Website: www.brick.org.uk

British Board of Agreement
Telephone: 01923 665300    Website: www.bbacerts.co.uk

British Cement Association
Telephone: 01344 762676    Website: www.bca.org.uk

British Ceramic Confederation
Telephone: 01782 744631    Website:  www.ceramfed.co.uk

British Coatings Federation
Telephone: 01372 360 660    Website: www.coatings.org.uk

British Constructional Steelwork Association
Telephone: 020 7839 8566    Website: www.steelconstruction.org

British Decorators Association (Now Painting and Decorating Association)
Telephone: 024 7635 3776    Website: www.paintingdecoratingassociation.co.uk

British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers’ Association
Telephone: 020 7793 3000    Website: www.beama.org.uk

British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 01491 578674    Website: www.feta.co.uk/bfcma/index.htm

British Glass Manufacturers Confederation
Telephone: 0114 268 6201    Website: www.britglass.co.uk

British Hardware Federation
Telephone: 0121 446 6688    Website: www.bhhma.co.uk

British Laminated Fabricators Association
Telephone: 020 7457 5025    Website: Not Applicable

British Non-Ferrous Metals Federation
Telephone: 0121 456 3322    Website: Not Applicable

British Plastics Federation
Telephone: 020 7457 5000    Website: www.bpf.co.uk

British Precast Concrete Federation Ltd
Telephone: 0116253 6161    Website: www.britishprecast.org.uk

British Pump Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 0121 200 1299    Website: www.bpma.org.uk

British Refrigeration Association
Telephone: 01491 578674    Website: www.feta.co.uk/bra/index.htm

British Rubber Manufacturer’s Association
Telephone: 020 7457 5040    Website: Not Applicable

British Security Industry Association
Telephone: 01905 21464    Website: www.bsia.co.uk

British Stainless Steel Association
Telephone: 0114 290 0888    Website: www.bssa.org.uk

British Standards Institution
Telephone: 020 8996 9000    Website: www.bsi-global.com

British Wall Tie Association
Telephone: 0118 984 2674    www.bwta.org.uk
 

British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing Association
Telephone: 01332 225 100    Website: www.bwpda.co.uk

British Woodworking Federation
Telephone: 020 7608 5050    Website: www.bwf.org.uk

Builders Merchants Federation
Telephone: 08709013380    Website: www.bmf.org.uk

Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Telephone: 01923 664000    Website: www.bre.co.uk


C

Cast Metals Federation
Telephone: 0121 601 6392    Website: www.castmetalsfederation.com

Cement Admixtures Association United
Telephone: 01564 776362    Website: Not Applicable

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Telephone: 020 7421 7444    Website: www.arbitrators.org

CMI Engineering Contractors Association
Telephone: 020 7608 5060    Website: www.ceca.co.uk

Clay Pipe Development Association Limited
Telephone: 01494 791456    Website: www.cpda.co.uk

Concrete Block Association
Telephone: 0116 253 6161    Website: www.cba-blocks.org.uk

Concrete Pipe Association of Great Britain
Telephone: 0116 253 6161    Website: www.concretepipes.co.uk

Construction Industry Research & Information Association
Telephone: 020 7222 8891    Website: www.ciria.org.uk

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Telephone: 01485 577577    Website: www.citb.org.uk

Construction Plant Hire Association
Telephone: 020 7630 6868    Website: http://www.cpa.uk.net/pages.php3

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
Telephone: 01485 578777    Website:   www.citb.co.uk/cardschemes/cscs/

Constructionline
Telephone: 0870 240 0152    Website: www.constructionline.co.uk

Contract Flooring Association
Telephone: 0115 9411126    Website: www.cfa.org.uk

Copper Development Association
Telephone: 01442 275700    Website: www.cda.org.uk

Council for Aluminium in Building
Telephone: 01453 828851    Website: www.c-a-b.org.uk

Council for Registered Gas Installers (CORGI)
Telephone: 01256 372 300    Website: www.corgi-gas.com


D

Door and Shutter Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 01827 523 37    Website: www.dsma.org.uk

Drilling and Sawing Association
Telephone: 01773 820000    Website: www.drillandsaw.org.uk


E

Electrical Contractors Association
Telephone: 020 7313 4800    Website: www.eca.co.uk

Eurisol-UK Mineral Wool Association
Telephone: 01582 794 624    Website: www.eurisol.com


F

Federation of Master Builders
Telephone: 020 7242 7583    Website: www.fmb.org.uk

Federation of Piling Specialists
Telephone: 020 8663 0947    Website: www.fps.org.uk

Federation of Plastering and Dry Wall Contractors
Telephone: 020 7608 5092    Website: www.fpdc.org

Fencing Contractors Association
Telephone: 0700 056 0722    Website: www.fencingcontractors.org

Fibre Cement Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 01449 781577    Website: Not Applicable

Flat Roofing Alliance
Telephone: 01444 440 027    Website: Not Applicable


G

Garage Equipment Association
Telephone: 01327 312 616    Website: www.gea.co.uk

Glass and Glazing Federation
Telephone: 020 7403 7177    Website: www.ggf.org.uk

Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
Telephone: 020 8846 2700    Website: http://www.martex.co.uk/ace/ace0291.htm

Guild of Builders and Contractors
Telephone: 020 8977 1105    Website: www.buildersguild.co.uk


H

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 01491 578674    Website: www.feta.co.uk/hevac/index.htm

Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association
Telephone: 020 7313 4900    Website: www.hvca.org.uk

Home Decoration Retailers Association Limited
Telephone: 01922 631 134    Website: Not Applicable


I

Institute of Asphalt Technology
Telephone: 01784 423 444    Website: www.instofasphalt.org

Institute of Plumbing
Telephone: 01708 472 791    Website: www.plumbers.org.uk

Institute of Vitreous Enamellers
Telephone: 01527 893 031    Website: www.ive.co.uk

Institute of Remedial Treatment Surveyors
Telephone: 01277 365580    Website: www.irts.co.uk

Institution of CMI Engineers (ICE)
Telephone: 020 7222 7722    Website: www.ice.org.uk


J

Joint Industrial Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry
Telephone: 020 8302 0031    Website: www.jib.org.uk

Joint Industry Board for Plumbing (JIB)
Telephone: 01480 476925    Website: Not Applicable


L

Lift and Escalator Industry Association
Telephone: 020 7935 3013    Website: http://www.leia.co.uk/

Lighting Industry Federation
Telephone: 020 8675 5432    Website: www.lif.co.uk


M

Mastic Asphalt Council
Telephone: 01233 634411    Website: www.masticasphaltcouncil.co.uk


N

National Association of Roofing Contractors
Telephone: 020 7436 0387    Website: www.nfrc.co.uk

National Association of Scaffolding Contractors
Telephone: 020 7608 5090    Website: Not Applicable

National Association of Shopfitters
Telephone: 01883 624961    Website: www.shopfitters.org

National Federation of Demolition Contractors
Telephone: 01784 456799    Website: www.demolition-nfdc.com

National Federation of Terrazzo Marble and Mosaic Specialists
Telephone: 0845 6090050    Website: www.nftmms.co.uk

National House-Building Council
Telephone: 01494 735363    Website: www.nhbc.co.uk

National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
Telephone: 020 7564 2323    Website: www.niceic.org.uk


P

Paint Research Association
Telephone: 0208 614 4800    Website: www.pra.org.uk

Painting and Decorating Federation
Telephone: 020 7608 5093    Website: see British Decorators Association

Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Society
Telephone: 0121 236 1866    Website: Not Applicable

Pump Distributors Association
Telephone: 01394 450181    Fax: 01394 450181    Website: www.the-pda.com


R

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Telephone: 0131 229 7545    Website: www.rias.org.uk

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Telephone: 020 7580 5533    Website: www.architecture.com

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Telephone: 0870 333 1600    Website: www.rics.org

Rural Design and Building Association
Telephone: 01449 676049    Website: www.rdba.org.uk


S

Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation
Telephone: 131 225 2255    Website: www.snipef.org.uk

Scottish Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association
Telephone: 01324 633 744    Website: Not Applicable

Single Ply Roofing Association
Telephone: 0115 9144445    Website: www.spra.co.uk

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
Telephone: 020 7377 1644    Welcome: www.spab.org.uk

Solar Trade Association
Telephone: 01908 442 290    Website: www.greenenergy.org.uk

Stone Federation Great Britain
Telephone: 020 7608 5094    Website:http://www.stone-federationgb.org.uk/


T

Thermal Insulation Contractors Association
Telephone: 01325 466 704    Website: www.tica-acad.co.uk

Tile Association
Telephone: 020 8663 0946    Website: www.tiles.org.uk

Timber Trade Federation
Telephone: 020 7839 1891    Website: www.ttf.co.uk

Timber Frame Association   
Tel 01259 272140                Website:  www.timber-frame.org
   

TRADA Technology Limited (formerly Timber Research and Development Association)
Telephone: 01494 569600    Website: www.tradatechnology.co.uk


W

Wall Tie Installers Federation
Telephone: 0151 494 2503    Website: www.wtif.org.uk

Wallcovering Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 01372 360 660    Website: www.coatings.org.uk

Wood Panel Industries Federation   www.wpif.org.uk
Telephone: 01476 563 707    Downloadable panel guide available


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