Useful Links

Considerations prior to building a conservatory may seem to be an endless task. Here we give you some useful links that will help you plan your design, whether you are starting a new project for a Conservatory or Simply replacing your windows, we include a number of useful websites.

Simply click on the links below to visit the website:

Website of the Federation of Master Builders. A very comprehensive website which covers everything from finding a builder to how to spot cowboys from a mile.
http://www.findabuilder.co.uk/

Local Authority Building Control website. The council links page will give you information about who to contact within your council about Building Regulations, Planning Permission, etc. Local Authority Building Control has the experience and technical skill to ease you through the building process. Local authorities have a national level of service guide based on extensive research and discussion with owners, professionals and builders.
http://www.labc.uk.com/

National House Building Council. Independent regulatory body for the UK house-building industry. NHBC is the standard setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK. It can give you advice on building, buying, and selling new homes. Includes a directory of builders that are registered with the NHBC.
http://www.nhbc.co.uk/

Website for the Royal Institute of British Architects. Click on Members Directory to find the right architect for your home improvement project.
http://www.riba.org/

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This is the information site for property professionals and users of their services. RICS is the worldwide property organisation, with over 110,000 members globally, dedicated to promoting excellence and safeguarding public interest in all property related matters. Click on the Find a Surveyor link to find a member or the RICS in your area.
http://www.rics.org/

National Register of Warranted Builders. By offering the Warranty Scheme builders  are proving an extra level of reassurance that customers are increasingly looking  for and enhancing the value – both actual and perceived – of their business.
http://www.fmb.org.uk/

The NICEIC is the UK’s consumer safety organisation and independent regulatory body for the electrical industry.
NICEIC

HSE is responsible for enforcing a wide range of health and safety legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
HSE Electrical safety at work

Important numbers to phone if you have an Electrical Mains Problem.
Electrical Emergency Numbers

No advertising, no bias, no hidden agenda. Just expert advice from an independent source.
Consumers’ Association

The Electrical Safety Council is an independent charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries through electrical accidents at home and at work.
The Electrical Safety Council

Welcome to the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Department of Trade and Industry

Free advice on home electrical systems and lighting from home improvement and DIY expert Don Vandervort.
Home tips: Home electrical and lighting systems

Established as an authority in specification for more than 30 years, NBS is best known for authoring and producing the National Building Specification, which is the UK industry standard specification system, used by over 5,000 subscribing offices. Use of NBS specifications is recognised as contributing to better standards of construction, fewer problems on site and more cost-effective project management.
National Building Specification – NBS