INCA welcomes Every Home Counts report

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) has welcomed the publication of the Every Home Counts report by Peter Bonfield which follows the launch of their new campaign Just INCAse.

Published at the end of 2016, the much awaited report makes recommendations on Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The report sets out 27 recommendations with the most significant one being the setting up of a new standards framework with a Quality Mark that covers all energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, comprising a Consumer Charter, a Code of Conduct and a Code of Practice.

INCA members are committed to quality and customer service and already must meet recognised standards of competence. The Just INCAse campaign makes it clear that anyone looking to specify or buy external wall insulation should ‘choose quality workmanship every time’ and ‘look for the logo you can trust’. INCA will be working with Government and industry partners to influence and drive forward the implementation of the Review’s recommendations.

Mitch Gee, INCA chairman, said: “Given the importance of quality and consumer protection, the publication of this report brings a much needed direction of focus for the energy efficiency market. INCA members are at the forefront of technical expertise and reflect the highest quality standards which is at the heart of our Just INCAse campaign. As the leading trade association for external wall insulation, INCA welcomes the publication of this report and will be working with the Bonfield team to ensure that the recommendations are implemented in a proportionate way which avoids duplication and excessive bureaucracy for installers.”