Comprehensive List of UK Building Trade Organisations Including Associations and Trade Bodies

Summary: This is a list of all the major trade organisations and building associations that operate in the UK. 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 and Associations in the UK

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.

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: Not Applicable

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: http://www.thenbs.com

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

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


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.thenbs.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: 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.thenbs.com/topics/BuildingServices/Organisations/HEVAC.asp

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.iom3.org/content/vitreous-enamel

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 Association
Telephone: 020 8675 5432 Website: www.thelia.org.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 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.ridba.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.solar-trade.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
Telephone: 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 Association
Telephone: 01372 360 660 Website: www.wallcoverings.org

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

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