It’s a big deal for association

An insulation industry trade body has announced a big increase in membership as demand grows for external wall products.
The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) said membership grew by 33% in 2012 and that its companies are “ideally placed” to deliver the high quality projects required to meet the Government’s carbon reduction targets.
From this month, £125m will be available as cashback to householders who make energy improvements to their home and EWI will be a key measure under the flagship scheme. To win work under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO), companies are required to achieve certification in line with PAS 2030 and INCA is working with the British Board of Agrément and the Energy Saving Trust to provide an effective route to certification for members.
Consumer protection is a key principle of the Green Deal and INCA has teamed up with an insurance provider to provide a guarantee for EWI works which provides up to 25-year insolvency protection and the requirement for consequential property damage.
The development of a competent and qualified workforce will also be crucial for companies which want to exploit the potential of the Green Deal. INCA is working with CITB-ConstructionSkills to develop the framework for training in the EWI sector.