Recticel Insulation is adding its voice to a leading organisation in the home renovation industry as the company’s technical specialist, Paul Forrester, sits on the steering group of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).
For more than 40 years the organisation has maintained a close liaison with Government, local authorities, housing associations, private householders and landlords, as well as product manufacturers and service providers.
As the UK suffers the legacy of Europe’s oldest and least thermally efficient housing stock, the council provides an important source of impartial advice and information on all manner of home improvements – of which insulation is a key consideration.
In his position at the NHIC, Paul attends bi-monthly steering group meetings working alongside companies such as British Gas, associations such as the NFRC, and accreditation providers such as NAPIT for building services.
Recticel Insulation says Paul has found his background working with specifiers, distributors and contractors is contributing significantly to the NHIC’s retrofit and refurbishment agenda, particularly given the current global climate and Government cuts to UK energy efficiency schemes.
Paul said: “Having managed the technical services help desk and dealt with insulation enquiries from a wide range of customers throughout the UK, I enjoy bringing that experience to the NHIC and contributing to its customer-led focus.
“Recticel Insulation is just one part of an expanding NHIC membership and we are seeing the benefits of that. As well as making new contacts within the wider construction industry, we have been able to forge closer working ties with organisations such as Local Authority Building Control (LABC).”
As well as sitting on the steering group and interacting with decision makers to get the best results for consumers, Recticel Insulation also supports NHIC initiatives such as the annual awards which highlight and reward construction excellence.