HVAC Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

HVAC Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

Heating & Ventilating Contractors Association (HVCA)

The HVCA was founded in 1904 and is the leading professional organisation for firms involved in the design, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). The HVCA adds value to businesses and represents the interests of its member firms.

Members of the HVCA have access to a wide variety of services, which help build high-quality and profitable businesses. Some member benefits include the following:

  • Discounted subscription for Constructionline.
  • Assistance in qualifying for membership to a Competent Persons scheme, in order to self-certify work.
  • Pre-qualification to register under the TrustMark scheme.
  • Register automatically in the Contractor Health & Safety Assessment Scheme.

Members can also benefit from industry alliances, as the HVCA is a member of the following organisations:

  • Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group (SEC)
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB)
  • Genie Climatique International/International Union of Roofing & Plumbing Contractors (GCI-UICP)
  • European Technical Contractors Committee for the Construction Industry (CEETB)
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration European Association (AREA)

In order to join the HVCA, applicants must submit to independent inspection and assessment. Members must then undergo inspection and assessment every three years, in order to remain a member of the HVAC. The annual cost of membership is based on turnover, and there is a £50.00 plus VAT, non-refundable application fee. Potential members can download an application form or request an application pack via the HVCA website at www.hvca.org.uk. Alternatively, the HVCA can be contacted by mail, telephone or email.

HVCA Contact Details

Head Office

Esca House
34 Palace Court
W2 4JG

Tel: 020 7313 4900
Email: voreilly@hvca.org.uk

HVCA Publications

Old Mansion House
Eamont Bridge
CA10 2BX

Tel: 01768 860400
Email: hvcapublications@welplan.co.uk

HVCA Scotland

The Walled Garden
Bush Estate
EH26 0SD

Tel: 0131 445 5580
Email: bdyer@hvca.org.uk

Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)

FETA is a trade association that represents the interests of contractors, installers, suppliers and manufacturers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and building controls industries. The aim of FETA is to be a representative voice and offer quality services for its members. FETA participates in debates that could affect its members, and collaborates with other organisations to work toward a better future for member industries.

Members of FETA may benefit from the following:

  • Assistance with exports.
  • Assistance with education and training.
  • Access to a network of committees.
  • Notification of developments, which may affect members.
  • A direct link to other associations, industry bodies and government departments.
  • Various discounts for trade shows, and affinity schemes in insurance, legal advice and vehicle leasing.
  • Legislative and regulatory advice.

Membership application details can be found on the FETA website at www.feta.co.uk.

FETA Contact Details

Federation of Environmental Trade Associations Ltd
2 Waltham Court
Milley Lane
Hare Hatch
RG10 9TH

Tel: 0118 940 3416
Fax: 0118 940 6258
Email: info@feta.co.uk

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