BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. Helifix Helibeam techniques have been developed in association with the BRE. Together with the BRE, Helifix developed masonry remedial solutions for the government supported ‘Victorian Terrace’ project.
The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a member-focused non-profit organisation that brings like-minded professionals together. Helifix works with members of the Association who are recognised as being expert engineers in their field.
Helifix issues Consumer Protection Insurance for every warranty released in conjunction with the Consumer Protection Association (CPA). Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), this added benefit enhances the current high standards of service which Helifix offers, providing complete peace of mind from installation to completion – and beyond.
CPD Certification Service
CPD (‘Continuing Personal or Professional Development’) is defined as: ‘A commitment to structured skills enhancement and personal or professional competence’. Helifix, as the market leader at the forefront of technical innovation in the design and manufacture of construction ties, fixings and sustainable masonry repair systems, educates CPD members across the country; delivering engineering excellence and knowledge to maintain professional competence.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association representing civil engineering. with members in more than 150 countries around the world, it is committed to professional ethics and safeguarding the status of engineers, working with industry and academia to progress engineering standards. Helifix engineers are members of ICE.
Helifix is accredited by the SGS to the BS EN ISO 9001 and is committed to satisfying customer needs in both quality products and services. Helifix recognises the necessity for continual improvement and is committed to operating strict quality management systems.
NBS (a part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd) is the leading national standard specification service system for the UK, wholly owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). NBS is the publisher of the Building Regulations Approved Documents for England and Wales. Helifix products are listed with NBS and specified for use by Architects.
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) is the UK’s largest roofing trade association. NFRC has established itself as the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation to ensure its members are at the forefront. NFRC support the installation of Helifix InSkew for use in Warm Roof.
NHBC (National House-Building Council) is the leading warranty and insurance provider and standards setter for UK house-building for new and newly converted homes. NHBC’s Buildmark warranty covers around 80% of new homes built in the UK and currently protects approximately 1.6 million homes. NHBC specifies the use of Helifix products within their warranty repair agreements.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an independent, representative professional body which regulates property professionals and surveyors in the UK and other sovereign nations. RICS provides education and training standards, protects consumers with strict codes of practice and advises governments and business. Helifix continues to educate RICS members and the range of Helifix products are specified for use by Surveyors.
The Subsidence Forum aims to improve public awareness of subsidence issues; improve quality and standards throughout the industry; encourage the use of competent suppliers (such as Helifix); and encourage the use of warranties and guarantees where appropriate.
The TRL is the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory; an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport. The Helifix system for Masonry Arch Strengthening has been developed in conjunction with the TRL.