NFB publishes first Heritage Approved Contractor list
The Construction Clients Leadership Group (CCLG) and the National Federation of Builders (NFB) are both committed to improving standards in construction, as well as making procurement simpler, easier and less risky for all involved.
In response to calls from heritage sector clients, the NFB has this year launched a new ‘Heritage Approved Contractor Mark’, aimed at helping clients to understand the organisational capability of contractors working on heritage and traditional buildings.
The Mark, which is awarded on an annual basis, enables construction clients and/or main contractors to independently verify the holder’s status in respect of seven key qualifying criteria:
Current members of the NFB and bound by the NFB’s Code of Conduct*
Has at least five years of experience working on heritage and traditional buildings
Has undertaken at least three heritage and traditional building work projects in the last five years
Has provided two heritage and traditional building work client references to the NFB
Has confirmed the specific types of heritage and traditional building work they undertake to the NFB
Employs at least one project manager with over five years of experience working on heritage and traditional building projects
Directly employs tradespeople and/or specialists with at least five years of heritage and traditional building work experience OR has committed to using subcontractors with at least five years of experience working on heritage and traditional building work
*and therefore subject to the NFB’s complaints procedures
The NFB has published a list of the first 20 contractors in receipt of the 2023 Mark which is now available for clients to access, simply email the CCLG to request a copy.
To find out more about the Mark, visit https://www.builders.org.uk/heritage-approved-contractor-mark/