Trade Resources

Understanding and researching the market is vital to maximise your chances of succeeding in your application. The following are essential for either your search process or just as part of your job.

Associations and Trade Bodies
Association of Interior Specialists
Association of Specialist Fire Protection
Bathroom Manufacturers Association
Brick Development Association
British Plastics Federation
Building Research Establishment
Builders Merchants Federation
Chartered Institute of Building
Construction Products Association
Contract Flooring Association
Door and Hardware Federation
Electrical Contractors' Association
Electrical Distributors' Association
Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)
Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA)
Homebuilders' Federation
Hot Water Association
Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers' Association
Mineral Products Association
National Housebuilding Council (NHBC)
Renewable Energy Association
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Timber Trade Federation
Wood Panel Industries Federation

Regulations and Standards
Building Regulations
British Standards
Energy Saving Trust
Health and Safety Executive
Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

Information Sources / Tools
Barbour Product Search
Building Product Index
IHS Construction Products Information Service
NBS Specification Resource
Products in Construction
Strategic Forum for Construction