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Perfect Heating And Plumbing – Useful Links


BSRIA – Building Service Research and Information Association

The leading centre for building services, technology and information. Providing independent and authoritative research and member service.

BSI – British Standard Institution

Organisation responsible for standardisation within the UK.

ODPM – Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Government Department responsible for Planning, Housing, Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

DEFRA -Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Government Department responsible for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Also responsible for the Building Regulations Directorate. TACMA Guide for compliance with the Building regulations

BRE -The Building Research Establishment

BRE is the UK’s leading centre for construction and fire expertise, providing consultancy, testing & information services to customers world-wide.

EST -Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust was set up by the Government and major energy companies to stimulate energy efficiency and economic benefits in UK households.

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is an independent not for profit company set up by the Government with support from business to ‘take the lead on low carbon technology and innovation in this country, and put Britain in the lead internationally’.

EEP for Homes

The Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes is an independent group of organisations & individuals working together on different aspects of domestic energy efficiency.


This is a help-line website facility for gas and electricity consumers.

OFGEM -The Office for Gas and Electricity Markets

Ofgem is the regulator for the British gas and electricity industries.



BMF -Builders Merchants Federation

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) provides builders merchants with the support and advice needed to run their businesses in a competitive environment .

CHPA -Combined Heat and Power Association

CHPA is an energy efficient technology which simultaneously generates usable heat and power (usually electricity).

SBGI – The Society of British Gas Industries

The SBGI is the trade association for the gas industry, including most major domestic boiler manufacturers.

UHMA – Underfloor Heating Manufacturers Association

UHMA is the UK trade association for all forms of radiant heating.

HHIC- Heating and Hot water Information Council

The HHIC provides information and advice on all central heating requirements.

OFTEC – Oil Firing Technical Association

Promoting excellence in oil heating and cooking. The Trade Association for the Oil Heating Industry.


Trade / Professional

CIBSE -Certified Institute of Building Service Engineers

CIBSE is an International body which represents & provides services to the building services profession.

IDHE -Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers

The Institute aims to promote energy efficient domestic central heating components and the installation of safe and efficient systems.

CIPHE – The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and heating Engineers is the UK’s professional body for plumbing & heating engineers and others in the plumbing industry.

SNIPEF – Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation

Trade Association involved in installing and maintaining plumbing & heating systems throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland.

APHC – Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors

The major Trade Association for plumbing and Central Heating Engineers in England and Wales.

HVCA -Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association

The Association for Heating and Ventilating Contractors.

The Gas Safe Register

The National Watchdog for the Gas Industry in the UK

CORGI – Council for Registered Gas Installers

National Watchdog for Gas Safety in Scotland

ECA -Electrical Contractors Association

The Association for Electrical Contractors.

EAGA – The EAGA Partnership

EAGA manage a wide range of social housing and public and private funded schemes.


benchmark scheme

A series of Codes of Practice designed to encourage the correct installation, commissioning and servicing of domestic central heating boilers and systems equipment