Trade associations in Scotland

Trade associations will register members and make, at the least, paper checks to ensure that the member is legitimate, solvent, and has appropriate qualifications. They all have an online service where you can find member firms in your locality.

These trade associations offer a range of services to the public:

  • dispute resolution – a complaints/dispute resolution procedure
    • if a contractor is at fault, they will be asked to rectify work
    • compensation is generally not included
  • Code of Practice – rules on how a member firm should treat clients and operate on-site
  • insurance and warranties – normally available at an additional cost, typically around £100
  • inspection programme – where member’s workmanship may be checked from time to time – not a ‘signing off’ for customers

Federation of Master Builders

Services offered:

  • dispute resolution
  • Code of Practice
  • insurance and warranties
  • inspection programme

Scottish Building Federation

Services offered:

  • Code of Practice

Lead Contractors Association

Services offered

  • inspection programme

National Federation of Roofing Contractors

Services offered:

  • dispute resolution
  • Code of Practice
  • insurance and warranties

Stone Federation

Services offered:

  • Code of Practice

NICEIC  Electrical Contractors

Services offered:

  • dispute resolution

Gas Safe Register (membership is a legal requirement)

Services offered:

  • dispute resolution
  • inspection programme

SNIPEF (plumbers)

Services offered

  • dispute resolution
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