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The benefits of using wood, for further information visit the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association website. Wood is a unique product of nature with a combination of practical, aesthetic and environmental benefits that set it apart from other construction materials: it’s lightweight, easy to work with infinite structural and decorative uses; it has a high strength to weight ratio – 16 times lighter than steel and 5 times lighter than concrete on a strength for strength basis; it has outstanding thermal and sound insulation properties; its natural mechanical properties and low coefficient of expansion give it residual strength - it will not buckle or collapse as easily as steel in a fire; in a fire, wood produces a charred outer layer that insulates the un-burnt core, reducing the rate at which flame spreads; wood is the only renewable construction material and source certification schemes ensure its long term sustainability; wood has a low carbon footprint - requiring less energy to produce than any other construction material; Growing trees remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Using wood stimulates the expansion of managed forests to absorb more of this global warming gas. Major potential for re-use or recycling at end of life As climate change factors and CO2 reduction assumes growing importance in building design, wood offers an ideal cost effective solution. Using more wood will actually benefit the environments more so than using other materials. .

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the main representative organisation for companies involved in all aspects of the manufacture of flat glass and products and services for all types of glazing, in commercial and domestic sectors. Members of the GGF include companies that manufacture and install energy efficient windows, in homes and commercial buildings, the performance glass used in every type of building from houses to high-rise tower blocks and the components that are used to manufacture every type of glazing. GGF Members produce and install safety, fire and emergency glazing, special films to protect against the sun’s rays or terrorist and vandal attacks and in fact, every type of glazing installation, no matter how specialised. The GGF is recognised by government and plays a large part in the setting of new standards and regulations, such as The Building Regulations, the rules that govern and control the way our buildings are constructed in the UK. Within the GGF are key subsidiaries, such as FENSA, which helps ensure that energy efficient windows and doors are installed to the appropriate Building Regulations in order to comply with planning rules. Other subsidiaries include BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council), responsible for developing Window Energy Ratings that allow anyone choosing new windows to choose the most efficient windows by their Energy Efficient Labels – familiar to anyone buying electrical appliances.

What are the aims & objectives of the NADC? To drive more business both as a direct result of being a member in the region you operate in and by creating new channels such as a National Helpline To make sure the views of the drainage industry are put to Government, its agencies, local authorities and other relevant organisations To provide training, certification and to promote drainage professionals at all times To provide commentary, guidance and advice on regulatory developments of relevance to members Why should I join the NADC? - For the Industry, By the Industry Until the NADC, there has never been a recognised body that solely has the interests of the drainage contracting contracting industry at the heart of its DNA. The NADC is made up entirely of people actively working in the industry. In other words we, the drainage industry, all have a vested interest in securing a say in our future. Benefits of Membership Being a member of the NADC gives you access to; Full accreditation through recognised training for all aspects of drainage services An industry connected by a website that displays your competencies, has more than 2,500 visits per month and part qualifies leads by only offering your services in the areas you operate NADC member exclusive channels to market as they are rolled out National recognition and unity in professionalism with like minded people A free subscription to Drain Trader Magazine Official recognition of the services you are trained for via identification cards.