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Trade Associations and Professional Bodies

Find out more about the Trade Associations and Professional Bodies surveyors belong to, which represent their interests and raise the standards of their respective professions:

 

Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Architectural Design

RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and their members. They provide standards, training, support and recognition for their members in the UK and overseas.

RIBA
66 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AD
UK

T: +44 (0)207 580 5533
F: +44 (0)207 255 1541
E: info@inst.riba.org 
http://www.architecture.com/

Architects Registration Board

ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK.  They are an independent, public interest body and work in regulating architects, ensuring that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

ARB
8 Weymouth Street
London
W1W 5BU

T: 020 7580 5861
F: 020 7436 5269
E: info@arb.org.uk
http://www.arb.org.uk/

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

The RIAS was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
15 Rutland Square
Edinburgh
EH1 2BE

T: 0131 229 7545
F: 0131 228 2188
E: info@rias.org.uk
http://www.rias.org.uk/

Royal Society for Ulster Architects

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland with 900 members.

Royal Society of Ulster Architects
2 Mount Charles
Belfast
BT7 1NZ

T: 028 9032 3760
F: 028 9023 7313
E: info@rsua.org.uk
http://www.rsua.org.uk/

The Architectural Association School of Architecture

The Architectural Association School of Architecture was originally set up in 1847 as a public forum and learned society, in/famously founded by 'a pack of troublesome students'. The AA is much more than the UK's oldest school of architecture; the school is the nexus of a global conglomeration of contemporary architectural culture, as well as its pasts.

Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London
WC1B 3ES

T: +44 (0)20 7887 4111
T: +44 (0)20 7887 4000
F: +44 (0)20 7414 0782
www.aaschool.ac.uk

LABC

LABC is the member organisation representing local authority building control departments in England and Wales.  They promote the design and construction of safe, accessible, environmentally efficient buildings that comply with the Building Regulations.

Third Floor
66 South Lambeth Road
London
SW8 1RL

T: 020 7091 6860
F: 020 7091 6879
E: info@labc.uk.com
www.labc.uk.com

 


Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Asbestos Surveyors

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The HSE licences individuals as Asbestos Licence Holders. All asbestos workers should be trained and competent. There are three main types of asbestos training: licensed, non-licensed and asbestos awareness training.

HSE may grant a licence to work with asbestos if it considers it appropriate to do so for any period up to a maximum of 3 years and subject to such conditions as HSE may consider appropriate.

E: asbestos.licensing-manager@webcommunities.hse.gov.uk
http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/

UKAS

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.

UKAS
21-47 High Street,
Feltham,
Middlesex.
TW13 4UN

T: +44 (0) 20 89178400
E: info@ukas.com
http://www.ukas.com/

ISO

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

International Organization for Standardization
ISO Central Secretariat
1, ch. de la Voie-Creuse
CP 56
CH-1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland

T:   +41 22 749 01 11
F:   +41 22 733 34 30
http://www.iso.org/iso/home.htm

IEC

Founded in 1906, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”.

IEC National Committee of the United Kingdom
BRITISH ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMITTEE
British Standards Institution
389 Chiswick High Road
LONDON W4 4AL

T: +44 208 996 7459
F: +44 208 996 7460
http://www.bsigroup.com/
http://www.iec.ch/index.htm

ARCA

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) is the UK’s leading asbestos removal association, representing the interests of asbestos removal contractors and associated asbestos businesses.

ARCA House
237 Branston Road
Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE14 3BT

T: 01283 531126
F: 01283 568228
E: info@arca.org.uk
http://www.arca.org.uk/arca-asbestos-removal-contractors-association.asp

 


Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Building Regulations surveyors

Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors

The Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI) was formed in 1996 to increase awareness and understanding of private sector building control as a commercial, professional and cost-effective alternative to local authority inspectors.  Today it has about 40 members who collectively represent 95% of all independent building control work.

The Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors
c/o Teaselwood Barn
Lamberhurst Vineyard
Furnace Lane
Lamberhurst
Kent
TN3 8LA

E: enquiries@approvedinspectors.org.uk
http://approvedinspectors.org.uk

LABC

LABC is the member organisation representing local authority building control departments in England and Wales.  They promote the design and construction of safe, accessible, environmentally efficient buildings that comply with the Building Regulations.

Third Floor
66 South Lambeth Road
London
SW8 1RL

T: 020 7091 6860
F: 020 7091 6879
E: info@labc.uk.com
www.labc.uk.com

Construction Industry Council

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.  It provides a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and 25,000 firms of construction consultants.

Construction Industry Council
26 Store Street
London
WC1E 7BT

T: 020 7399 7400
F: 020 7399 7425
E: info@cic.org.uk
http://www.cic.org.uk/



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Building Surveyors.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

The Survey Association

The Survey Association, more commonly known as TSA, was formed in 1979 to represent the views and business concerns of the private surveying companies in the United Kingdom.

The Survey Association
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
Newark-on-Trent
Notts
NG24 1EZ

T: 01636 642840
F: 01636 642841
E: office@tsa-uk.org.uk
http://www.tsa-uk.org.uk

The Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association

An association of independent surveying and valuation practices with members throughout England and Wales able to offer independent advice to property buyers and lenders.

Broadbury
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4NH

T: 01837 871700
E: mail@surveyorsweb.co.uk
http://www.surveyorsweb.co.uk

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings 

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.

37 Spital Square
London
E1 6DY

T
: 020 7377 1644
F: 020 7247 5296  
E: info@spab.org.uk
www.spab.org.uk

Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The IHBC is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with connections to the Republic of Ireland. The Institute exists to establish, develop and maintain the highest standards of conservation practice, to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment, and to promote heritage-led regeneration and access to the historic environment for all.

IHBC Business Office:
IHBC,
Jubilee House,
High Street,
Tisbury,
Wiltshire SP3 6HA

T
: 01747 873133
F: 01747 871718
E: admin@ihbc.org.uk
www.ihbc.org.uk

The Building Limes Forum

The Building Limes Forum exists to encourage expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care.

Building Limes Forum
Glasite Meeting House
33 Barony Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6NX
UK

E
: admin@buildinglimesforum.org.uk
www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk

The Vernacular Architecture Group

The Vernacular Architecture Group was formed in 1952 to further the study of traditional buildings, originally those of the British Isles. In recent years, its membership and publications have also reflected a growing interest in buildings from other parts of the world.

102 Queen Victoria Street
South Bank
York
YO23 1HN

E
: lorraine.moor@york.ac.uk
www.vag.org.uk



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Damp and Timber Surveyors

Property Care Association

Formerly part of the BWPDA, the PCA is the premier trade body for the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp proofing, flood remediation and structural maintenance industries in the UK.

The Property Care Association
Lakeview Court
Ermine Business Park Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6XR

T: 0844 375 4301
F
: 0843 216 3341
E
: pca@property-care.org
http://www.property-care.org/

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

The Survey Association

The Survey Association, more commonly known as TSA, was formed in 1979 to represent the views and business concerns of the private surveying companies in the United Kingdom.

The Survey Association
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
Newark-on-Trent
Notts NG24 1EZ

T: 01636 642840
F: 01636 642841
E:office@tsa-uk.org.uk
http://www.tsa-uk.org.uk/

The Wood Protection Association

The Wood Protection Association and its predecessor the BWPDA have served the interests of the industry, specifiers and clients for 75 years. The association can provide a full range of technical, marketing and administration services to members, specifiers and clients.

The Wood Protection Association
5C Flemming Court
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 5HW
UK

T: 01977 558274
E: info@wood-protection.org
http://www.wood-protection.org/



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Dilapidations Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

The Survey Association

The Survey Association, more commonly known as TSA, was formed in 1979 to represent the views and business concerns of the private surveying companies in the United Kingdom.

The Survey Association
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
Newark-on-Trent
Notts NG24 1EZ

T: 01636 642840
F: 01636 642841
E: office@tsa-uk.org.uk
http://www.tsa-uk.org.uk/

The Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association

An association of independent surveying and valuation practices with members throughout England and Wales able to offer independent advice to property buyers and lenders.

Broadbury
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4NH

T: 01837 871700
E: mail@surveyorsweb.co.uk
http://www.surveyorsweb.co.uk/

Property Litigation Association

The PLA is a members' organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.

Administrator
Property Litigation Association
21 Goodwyns Vale
London
N10 2HA

T: 020 8883 1700
http://www.pla.org.uk/



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for the Electrical Industry

NICEIC

NICEIC is the UK electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary body. They offer leading certification services, Building Regulations Schemes, products and support to electrical contractors and many other trades within the construction industry. Over 25,000 contractors are registered with them and take advantage of their products and services.

Warwick House
Houghton Hall Park
Houghton Regis
Dunstable LU5 5ZX

T: 0870 013 0382
F: 01582 539090
E: enquiries@niceic.com
www.niceic.com

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Michael Faraday House
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2AY
UK

T: +44 (0)1438 313 311
F: +44 (0)1438 765 526
E: postmaster@theiet.org
http://www.theiet.org/

Electrical Contactors Association

Founded in 1901, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is the UK’s leading trade association representing the interests of contractors who design, install, inspect, test and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and services.

ECA
ESCA House
34 Palace Court
London
W2 4HY

T: 020 7313 4800
F: 020 7221 7344
www.eca.co.uk

Elecsa

ELECSA provides inspection, assessment and certification services to contractors working with electrical installations in private dwellings.

ECA Certification Ltd
Mansfield Business Centre
Ashfield Avenue
MANSFIELD
NG18 2AE

T: 0845 634 9043
F: 0845 634 9039
E: enquiries@elecsa.co.uk
www.elecsa.org.uk

National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers

NAPIT was formed in 1992 as the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers, with the aim of setting standards for industry. Since then NAPIT's role has evolved and expanded to be one of the fastest growing Government Approved register holders for Part P Registered Domestic Electrical Installers (both full and defined scope) while continuing to serve the needs of those carrying out equipment testing and electrical installation and testing in commercial and industrial sectors.

The Gardeners Lodge
Pleasley Vale Business Park
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG19 8RL

T: 0845 543 0330
F: 0845 543 0332
E: info@napit.org.uk
www.napit.org.uk

SELECT

Scotlands Trade Assocation for the Electrical Industry.  Founded in 1900, SELECT is an independent and autonomous association representing the interests of Members, driving up industry standards, ensuring that work carried out by Member companies is of the highest quality and training the electricians of the future.

SELECT
The Walled Garden
Bush Estate
Midlothian
EH26 0SB

T
:  0131 445 5577
F: 0131 445 5548
E: admin@select.org.uk
http://www.select.org.uk



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Assessors

Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors

The Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors (IDEA) is the leading professional body for Energy Assessors, Home Inspectors and other professionals in the Energy & Carbon Reduction market.

IDEA
87 Stockton Road
Hartlepool
TS25 1SJ  

T: 0844 576 3054
http://www.whatstheidea.org.uk/

The Organisation of Energy Assessors

The Organisation of Energy Assessors (OEA) was formed by a group of energy assessors and business people who felt there was, and is, a need for a recognized industry body to act as a representative voice.  

The Organisation of Energy Assessors
Unit 2 Capital Business Park
Manor Way
Borehamwood
Herts WD6 1GW

T: 0844 415 7858
E: info@theoea.org
http://www.theoea.org/

The Residential Surveyors Association

RPSA is a representative body for surveyors who hold the Dip HI qualification and who are accredited by the internationally recognised Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Surveyor And Valuer Accreditation (SAVA) which is part of National Energy Services (NES).

RPSA
The Old Rectory
Church Lane
Thornby
Northants
NN6 8SN

T: 0870 950 7739
F: 01604 743758
info@rpsa.org.uk
http://rpsa.org.uk/index.htm

 

The Communities and Local Government (http://www.communities.gov.uk/) produces a list of approved accredited schemes for:

Energy Performance Certificates for Existing Dwellings

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma - www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

New build

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma - www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
CIAT - www.ciat.org.uk
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
NAPIT - www.napit.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Energy Performance Certificates for commercial buildings

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma - www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Display Energy Certificates

NES - www.nher.co.uk
BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
Elmhurst - www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com
Stroma - www.stroma.com
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Air Conditioning

BRE - www.bre.co.uk/accreditation
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
RICS - www.rics.org
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com
NES - www.nher.co.uk
Stroma - www.stroma.com
Northgate - www.northgate-dea.com

BRE

BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. They help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses and support the innovation needed to achieve this.

BRE
Bucknalls Lane
Watford
WD25 9XX

T: +44 (0)1923 664462
E: breeam@bre.co.uk
http://www.bre.co.uk/

Stroma

Stroma is a multi-disciplinary construction services company.  Collectively, the group adopts a co-ordinated approach to building sustainability and compliance, identifying & implementing the optimal planned or remedial measures for meeting energy performance targets & compliance requirements across the residential, commercial & public sectors.

Stroma Head Office
Pioneer Way
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 5QU

T: 0845 621 11 11
E: info@stroma.com
www.stroma.com

Elmhurst

Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd has provided innovative solutions for the energy calculations of buildings since 1993.

16, St Johns Business Park
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4HB

T: 01455 883 250
F: 0871 714 3128
E: enquiries@elmhurstenergy.co.uk
www.elmhurstenergysystems.co.uk

SAVA/NHER

National Energy Services Ltd (NES) is the UK’s home for independent energy assessors and low carbon building professionals.

National Energy Centre
Davy Avenue
Knowlhill
Milton Keynes
MK5 8NA

T: 01908 672787
www.nher.co.uk

Northgate Energy

The Northgate group is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the public services, energy and utilities markets.

T: 0845 217 9778.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

+44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

Quidos

Quidos is a leading accreditation and training scheme for professionals within the built environment.

10 Argyle Street
Bath
BA2 4BQ

T: 01225 318 400
E: info@quidos.co.uk
www.quidos.co.uk

Home Inspector Certification Ltd

Home Inspector Certification Ltd (HIC) was approved by the Government in 2007 as a certification body for Domestic Energy Assessors and Home Inspectors.

Unit 2,
76 Stephenson Way,
Formby,
Merseyside
L37 8EG

T: 01704 874800
F: 01704 871613
www.hvca-ltd.co.uk

National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers

NAPIT was formed in 1992 as the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers, with the aim of setting standards for industry. Since then NAPIT's role has evolved and expanded to be one of the fastest growing Government Approved register holders for Part P Registered Domestic Electrical Installers (both full and defined scope) while continuing to serve the needs of those carrying out equipment testing and electrical installation and testing in commercial and industrial sectors.

The Gardeners Lodge
Pleasley Vale Business Park
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG19 8RL

T
: 0845 543 0330
F: 0845 543 0332
E: info@napit.org.uk
www.napit.org.uk

ECMK Ltd

ECMK Ltd develops software tools and training courses for the delivery of SAPS and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).  Their goal is to design products to match the customers' needs and to provide the gold standard in technical support.

Ecmk ltd
Talon House
Presley Way
Crownhill
Milton Keynes
MK8 0ES

T: 08456 123 999
F: 01908 262 996
E: info@ecmk.co.uk
www.ecmk.co.uk

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
397 City Road
London
EC1V 1NH

T: +44 (0)20 7278 2206
F: +44 (0)20 7837 3194
E: info@ciat.org.uk
www.ciat.org.uk

The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) received its Royal Charter in 1976. It is the professional body that exists to support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing their members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides their work.

222 Balham High Road
London
SW12 9BS

T: +44 (0)20 8675 5211
F: +44 (0)20 8675 5449
www.cibse.org

BESCA

BESCA has been established by the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association to act as an independent assessment and certification body for the building services industry.

BESCA
Old Mansion House
Eamont Bridge
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2BX

T: 0800 652 5533
F: 01768 860 401
E: info@besca.org.uk
www.besca.org.uk

Sterling Accreditation

Sterling operates throughout the UK providing a Government Approved scheme to accredit Energy Assessors so that they can undertake Energy Performance Assessments on all types of buildings. Members are accredited to perform Energy Performance Certificates, Air Conditioning Reports, Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports.

15 Basepoint
Harts Farm Way 
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 1HS      

T: 023 9244 9601
T
: 0845 496 1215
E: info@sterlingaccreditation.com
www.sterlingaccreditation.com/support/



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Expert Witness Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

Institution of Civil Engineers

ICE is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. ICE is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 3AA

T
: 020 7222 7722
E: communications@ice.org.uk
www.ice.org.uk

The Institution of Structural Engineers

The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.

The Institution of Structural Engineers
11 Upper Belgrave Street
London
SW1X 8BH

T: +44 (0)20 7235 4535
F: +44 (0)20 7235 4294
www.istructe.org

RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. They provide the standards, training, support and recognition of their members in the UK and overseas.

RIBA
66 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AD
UK

T: +44 (0)207 580 5533
F: +44 (0)207 255 1541
E
: info@inst.riba.org 
http://www.architecture.com/

Architects Registration Board

ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK.  They are an independent, public interest body and work in regulating architects ensuring that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

ARB
8 Weymouth Street
London
W1W 5BU

T: 020 7580 5861
F: 020 7436 5269
E: info@arb.org.uk
http://www.arb.org.uk/

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

The RIAS was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
15 Rutland Square
Edinburgh
EH1 2BE

T: 0131 229 7545
F: 0131 228 2188
E: info@rias.org.uk
http://www.rias.org.uk/

Royal Society for Ulster Architects

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland with 900 members.

Royal Society of Ulster Architects
2 Mount Charles
Belfast
BT7 1NZ

T
: 028 9032 3760
F: 028 9023 7313
E: info@rsua.org.uk
http://www.rsua.org.uk/



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Gas Engineers

Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register is the official body for gas safety in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area.  Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.

PO Box 6804
Basingstoke 
RG24 4NB

T
: 0800 408 5500
E: enquiries@gassaferegister.co.uk
www.gassaferegister.co.uk

HETAS

HETAS is the official body recognised by Government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.

HETAS Ltd
Orchard Business Centre
Stoke Orchard
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 7RZ

T
: 0845 634 5626
E: info@hetas.co.uk
www.hetas.co.uk

The British Standards Institution

They provide best practice solutions and standards that support the needs of business and society in the UK and worldwide.

BSI
389 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 4AL
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0)20 8996 9001
F:  +44 (0)20 8996 7001
Ecservices@bsigroup.com 
www.bsigroup.com/en/standards-and-publications/

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers

Founded in 1906, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
64 Station Lane
Hornchurch
Essex
RM12 6NB

T
: 01708 472791
F: 01708 448987
E: info@ciphe.org.uk
www.ciphe.org.uk

 



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Home Buyer Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T
: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

The Survey Association

The Survey Association, more commonly known as TSA, was formed in 1979 to represent the views and business concerns of the private surveying companies in the United Kingdom.

The Survey Association
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
Newark-on-Trent
Notts NG24 1EZ

T
: 01636 642840
F: 01636 642841
E: office@tsa-uk.org.uk
http://www.tsa-uk.org.uk/

The Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association

An association of independent surveying and valuation practices with members throughout England and Wales able to offer independent advice to property buyers and lenders.

Broadbury
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4NH

T
: 01837 871700
E: mail@surveyorsweb.co.uk
http://www.surveyorsweb.co.uk



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Measured Building Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T
: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

The Survey Association

The Survey Association, more commonly known as TSA, was formed in 1979 to represent the views and business concerns of the private surveying companies in the United Kingdom.

The Survey Association
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
Newark-on-Trent
Notts NG24 1EZ

T
: 01636 642840
F: 01636 642841
E: office@tsa-uk.org.uk
http://www.tsa-uk.org.uk/



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Party Wall Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T
: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors

The objective of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors is to promote the highest standards of professional practice in this field of expertise and to expand the knowledge and study of all matters to do with party walls, to encourage the exchange of information and ideas amongst its Members.

The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
PO Box 86
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 9BN      

T
: 01424 883300
F: 01424 883300
E: enq@fpws.org.uk
www.fpws.org.uk

The Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association

An association of independent surveying and valuation practices with members throughout England and Wales able to offer independent advice to property buyers and lenders.

Broadbury
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4NH

T
: 01837 871700
E: mail@surveyorsweb.co.uk
http://www.surveyorsweb.co.uk/

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club

The Pyramus & Thisbe Club is an organisation for construction professionals with a particular interest in matters relating to the Party Wall etc Act 1996. The Club seeks to advance knowledge of party wall legislation and procedure and to promote best professional practice in its application.

Pyramus & Thisbe Club
Administration Office
Rathdale House
30 Back Road
Rathfriland
NEWRY BT34 5QF

T
: 028 4063 2082
F: 028 4063 2083
E: info@partywalls.org.uk
www.partywalls.org.uk



Trade Associations and Professional Bodies for Planning Consultants

The Town and Country Planning Association

The Town and Country Planning Association campaigns for the reform of the UK’s planning system to make it more responsive to people’s needs and aspirations and to promote sustainable development.

Town & Country Planning Association
17 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AS

T
:  020 7930 8903
F:  020 7930 3280
Etcpa@tcpa.org.uk
www.tcpa.org.uk

The Royal Town Planning Institute

The Royal Town Planning Institute is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable, integrative and inclusive planning. The RTPI exists to advance the science and art of planning (including town and country and spatial planning) for the benefit of the public.

The Royal Town Planning Institute
41 Botolph Lane
London EC3R 8DL

T
: 020 7929 9494
F: 020 7929 9490
www.rtpi.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Housing

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional body for people involved in housing and communities. They are a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. They have a diverse and growing membership of over 22,000 people - both in the public and private sectors - living and working in over 20 countries on five continents across the world. They exist to maximise the contribution that housing professionals make to the wellbeing of communities.

Chartered Institute of Housing
Octavia House
Westwood Way
Coventry CV4 8JP

T: 024 7685 1700
F: 024 7669 5110
E: customer.services@cih.org
www.cih.org



Trades Associations and Professional Bodies for Valuation Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is a leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE

T
: +44 (0)870 333 1600
F: +44 (0)20 7 334 3811
E: contactrics@rics.org
http://www.rics.org/

The Survey Association

The Survey Association, more commonly known as TSA, was formed in 1979 to represent the views and business concerns of the private surveying companies in the United Kingdom.

The Survey Association
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
Newark-on-Trent
Notts NG24 1EZ

T
: 01636 642840
F
: 01636 642841
E: office@tsa-uk.org.uk
http://www.tsa-uk.org.uk

The Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association

An association of independent surveying and valuation practices with members throughout England and Wales able to offer independent advice to property buyers and lenders.

Broadbury
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4NH

T
: 01837 871700
E: mail@surveyorsweb.co.uk
http://www.surveyorsweb.co.uk/

The Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation

A key aim of the Institute is to support its members’ professional and personal development and the sharing of best practice.  They seek to influence the course of legislative and professional matters through dialogue with government bodies and other professional organisations and through commissioning and conducting original research. This is led by the Institute’s three Faculty Boards; Local Taxation and Revenues, Benefits and Valuation.

IRRV
5th Floor
Northumberland House
303-306 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7