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NICEIC Approved Contractor

Amara are proud to be an approved NICEIC contractor. Their website states Customers of registered contractors will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Confidence that the work is performed by competent contractors and that it complies with the relevant safety standards
  • The knowledge that the contractor holds adequate insurance and that essential documentation, training, technical capability and equipment is maintained and up-to-date
  • Peace of mind, as NICEIC has an independent Complaints Procedure and your work is protected by the NICEIC Platinum Promise if any problems should arise

What is the NICEIC’s Domestic Installer Scheme?

NICEIC’s Domestic Installer Scheme has been approved to register installers to Full Scope or Defined Competence for domestic electrical installation work in accordance with Part P Building Regulations.

The scopes of registration are:< Full Scope The scope of work covers the full range of domestic electrical installation work. This is those businesses that carry out electrical installation work as the main part of their business. However, other businesses wishing to be registered as full scope, must provide level A type work for assessment (see definition matrix below).
If the main activity of the business is not electrical installation work and involves only additions to existing circuits, then the Defined Competence route will be more appropriate. Defined Competence The scope of work is limited to Level B type electrical installation work in connection with , or ancillary to, some other non-electrical work (see definition matrix below). Examples of work/installations that fall within the scope of Defined Competence:

  • Plumbing
  • Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom
  • Security systems
  • Gas heating
  • Loft Conversions
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil-Fired heating
  • Extensions
  • Door/gate entry
  • Solid fuel heating
  • Conservatories
  • CCTV
  • Extractor fans
  • Garden installations
  • Maintenance
  • Air conditioning
  • Swimming pools
  • Stair lifts
  • Spa baths

The approach to registration with NICEIC’s Domestic Installer Scheme is the same for Full Scope and Defined Competence.

Amara are proud to be members of the government backed TrustMark scheme.

What is TrustMark?

  • TrustMark is the nationwide Government backed scheme to help consumers find reputable tradesmen to carry out work in the home improvement industry
  • TrustMark is a sign that reputable tradesmen are carrying out the work for home owners, not rogue traders
  • Registered companies can now achieve Trust Mark approval through membership to the FairTrades Association
  • Consumers are increasingly looking out for the TrustMark logo to be alongside other trade body logos when tradesmen advertise, now home owners can search for local tradesmen via the TrustMark website too
  • Firms with Trust Mark have signed up to a code of practice which includes insurance, good health and safety practices and have customer care at the heart of their business
  • If home owners have a problem or disagreement with a Trust Mark registered tradesmen, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue via the trade body they use to sign them up, in this case FairTrades

All Amara work complies Part P Building regulations for electrical safety. For full details see the Planning Portal.

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