NIA hosts high level Solid Wall Insulation forum

Published:  10 August, 2012

UK: This week, the National Insulation Association (NIA) held a high level forum attended by the managing directors of the association’s external wall and internal wall insulation manufactures and system designers.

The forum formed part of the NIA’s continuing work in gearing up the industry for the major expansion that will be required in SWI volumes under the Government’s new Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.

The focus of the day was on quality and standards of installation and consumer protection and included presentations by senior representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, CITB Constructions Skills, British Board of Agrément and the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA).

Neil Marshall, chief executive of the NIA, commented: "The NIA and its members are recognised as having a lead role to play in bringing about the SWI market transformation that is required and are committed to doing this in a controlled and sustainable manner, ensuring the highest levels of quality and standards and consumer protection are maintained. The forum has been extremely important in shaping the industries plans and ensuring that our members are kept informed of the latest developments in the Green Deal, training, product and installer accreditation and guarantee provision including the new SWIGA 25 year guarantee for SWI.”

Specialist events and forums such as these are just one of the many benefits of becoming a member of the NIA. Companies wishing to join the NIA should contact Bev Coombe by emailing

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