Industry Memberships and Accreditations

Benchmark
The Benchmark member scheme is a nationally recognised scheme placing responsibilities on both manufacturers and installers to ensure best practice in installation, commissioning and servicing of domestic hot water cylinders.
www.centralheating.co.uk/benchmark-member-scheme

Builders Merchants Federation
The BMF represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers in the UK and Ireland. It's the authoritative voice for the building materials distribution sector, conveying the views and issues that face merchants and suppliers, to the widest possible audience.
The BMF works closely with allied industry groups and regulatory bodies such as trading standards and planning departments, to ensure that issues affecting member merchants and suppliers are tackled promptly and effectively. Their continuous work ensures that merchants survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive and fast-developing market.
www.bmf.org.uk

CIBSE
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering in the UK and overseas.
www.cibse.org
 
 
CIPHE
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering is a professional and technical body striving to raise standards of plumbing and heating in the public interest.
www.ciphe.org.uk
 
Energy and Utilities Alliance
Founded in 1905, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) is a not-for-profit trade association that provides a leading industry voice to help shape the future policy direction within the sector.
EUA has seven organisational divisions, including HHIC and HWA amongst them.
It also provides secretariat services to several other organisations within the sector. The Secretariat, located in the Midlands, provides a range of support services to help its members further develop their businesses.
www.eua.org.uk

HHIC
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council is a member organisation committed to effectively driving, supporting and promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating and hot water industry.
www.centralheating.co.uk
 
Hot Water Association (HWA)
The HWA is the leading body in domestic hot water storage. Its key objectives are to drive and promote the sustained growth and improvement of standards within the hot water industry.
The HWA Charter offers consumers the reassurance that the manufacturer will adhere to the following: - to supply fit for purpose products clearly and honestly described
- to supply products that meet, or exceed appropriate standards and building and water regulations
- to provide pre- and post-sales technical support
- to provide clear and concise warranty details to customers.
The HWA members are independently audited to ensure independent governance supports the Charter principle of being clear and honest; not only do members have to comply with the Charter standards, they also have to show an external accreditor how they do it.
www.hotwater.org.uk

UK Business Council for Sustainable Development
UKBCSD is a membership organisation for leaders across industry, committed to shaping and driving delivery of sustainable development. They work across sectors, promoting innovation and positive market disruption involving companies, public bodies and think tanks in their work.
UKBCSD connects their members through powerful networks, both UK-wide and globally through the international network of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
www.ukbcsd.co.uk