A new partnership between Stroma Certification, the market-leader in building energy performance, sustainability and compliance, and TrustMark will help homeowners to find quality and expert energy saving installers approved to government-endorsed standards when looking to carry out work on their properties.
Stroma Certification, a division of the Stroma Group, has achieved scheme operator status for TrustMark, the only government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home. This approval will enable members to apply for TrustMark status so they can be found by homeowners using the TrustMark postcode search facility.
Already this year, just under five million search results were provided to homeowners who used TrustMark’s website and telephone helpline to find expert tradespeople, a 77% increase on the same period just two years ago.
All Stroma Certification installer members who qualify will be able to carry the TrustMark badge to give further protection and reassurance to their customers. Qualification is subject to Stroma Certification’s membership application and site assessment procedures. This opens up a fresh advertisement channel for Stroma-certified installers and an opportunity to promote their installation services to a captive audience.
Andy Sharp, commercial manager of Stroma Certification, said: “Becoming a TrustMark scheme operator is a huge endorsement for us and it is a badge that our installers can show the customer, proving that they have been properly assessed and inspected and will work to government-endorsed standards. Becoming a scheme operator reinforces our commitment to supporting the installer industry. Our members have an additional mark of quality to display for customers which reinforces them as competent, qualified installers.”
TrustMark now has 32 scheme operators with over 12,500 inspected and registered firms across the UK for all the key trades that work inside and outside the home.