Flooring Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

Flooring Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies
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The British Wood Flooring Association (BWFA)

The BWFA is a trade association, which represents the UK wood flooring industry. The main focus of the BWFA is to raise industry standards through training and education. This trade association also offers NVQ qualifications in wood floor installation, as well as a recognised Construction Skills Apprenticeship.

Members of the BWFA can benefit from the following:

  • Training and recognised qualifications
  • Directory listing
  • Industry networking
  • Discounted moisture testing instruments
  • Floor of the Month website promotion

Members of the BWFA must adhere to a code of conduct, which ensures high-quality service for consumers. Applicants must also demonstrate professional standards of competence in their respective fields, whether it be installation or supply.

Further information can be found on the BWFA website at www.bwfa.co.uk.

BWFA Contact Details

1A Vicarage Lane
CV22 6QP

Tel: 01788 522171
Email: info@bwfa.co.uk

Contract Flooring Association (CFA)

The CFA was formed in 1974, by combining three smaller flooring associations. The aims of the CFA are to encourage high standards of safety, training and professionalism, while also providing important services and expertise to members; this is to ensure the quality and productivity of the members’ businesses.

Members of the CFA include businesses operating in a variety of fields within the flooring industry. These industry areas include contractors, consultants, manufacturers and distributors involved with a vast range of flooring finishes such as carpet, wood, under-lays, rubber, vinyl and adhesives, as well as flooring accessories.

Members of the CFA may benefit from the following:

  • Business help-lines
  • Directory listing
  • Free credit checks
  • Dispute resolution services
  • Industry training
  • Documentation and templates
  • Discounted insurance services
  • Networking opportunities

More information can be found on the CFA website at www.cfa.org.uk.

CFA Contact Details

4C St Mary's Place
The Lace Market

Tel: 0115 941 1126
Fax: 0115 941 2238
Email: info@cfa.org.uk

The National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers (NICF)

The NICF was founded in 1979, and was previously named the National Institute of Carpet Fitters. The NICF is a highly respected and recognised organisation in the flooring industry. The main objective of the NICF is to promote excellence in the industry of carpet fitting and flooring installation.

There are six categories of membership with the NICF, and these are Associate Member, Trainee Fitter, Fitter, Master Fitter, Patron Membership and Retailer Membership. The NICF offers its members a wide variety of benefits, services and industry-relevant products, which enable businesses to grow and flourish.

More information can be found on the NICF website at www.nicfltd.org.uk.

NICF Contact Details

4C St. Mary's Place
The Lace Market

Tel: 0115 958 3077
Fax: 0115 941 2238
Email: info@nicfltd.org.uk

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