The Self Build Self Help Site Trade Associations
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A list of Trade Associations and Building Federations which provide an extra source of material for those wishing to embark on a self build home or major DIY project.

Architecture


The Association of Self-Build Architects
link to Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists site
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
link to Royal Institute of British Architects site
Royal Institute of British Architects
link to RICS  Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors site
RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Building

link to Federation of Master Builders site
The Federation of Master Builders
link to National Federation of Builders site
National Federation of Builders
link to National House Building Council site
National House Building Council
link to Concrete Manufacturers Association site
Concrete Manufacturers Association
link to Brick Development Association site
The Brick Development Association
link to Guild of Builders & Contractors site
The Guild of Builders and Contractors

Electrical

link to National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting site
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
link to Electrical Contractors' Association site
Electrical Contractors' Association

Flooring

link to World Floor Covering Association site
World Floor Covering Association

Painting & Decorating

link to Painting & Decorating Association site
Painting & Decorating Association

Plumbing and Heating

link to HETAS site
HETAS is the official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.
link to Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors site
Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors
link to Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering site
Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
link to CORGI - national watchdog for gas safety in the United Kingdom site
CORGI - national watchdog for gas safety in the United Kingdom
link to CORGI - national watchdog for gas safety in the United Kingdom site
Heating & Hotwater Industry Council - a member organisation committed to supporting and promoting the UK domestic heating and hot water industry

Roofing

link to National Federation of Roofing Contractors site
National Federation of Roofing Contractors
link to National Federation of Roofing Contractors site
Confederation of Roofing Contractors

Timber, Carpentry & Woodworking

link to Timber Research and Development Association site
Timber Research and Development Association
link to The British Woddworking Federation site
The British Woodworking Federation
link to UK Timber Frame Association site
UK Timber Frame Association

Windows

link to National Fenestration Rating Council site
National Fenestration Rating Council
link to Glass and Glazing Federation site
Glass and Glazing Federation
link to FENSA site
FENSA