Accreditations - Members of the Associations that make a difference

Property Care Association

PCA - Property Care AssociationDryfix Preservation Ltd are full members of the Property Care Association (PCA). The Property Care Association formerly part of the BWPDA, is the leading trade body for structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp proofing, flood remediation and structural maintenance in the UK.

The PCA ensures that the highest levels of professionalism operate among its members. Members must meet a number of strict criteria to ensure they meet the required standards including, qualified surveyors and approved financial status. All PCA accredited companies are audited on a regular basis to assure their high standards of workmanship are maintained.

PCA members can be trusted to provide peace of mind through a correct diagnosis and repair, completed by skilled and experienced operatives such as our own accredited CSRT qualified surveyors and PCA Remedial Technicians.

All companies working within the remedial industry should strive to become PCA members - is your contractor a PCA member?

C.S.R.T. Qualified Surveyors - Certified Surveyors in Remedial Treatment.

Our surveyors hold the (CSRT) qualification which is a Nationally recognised professional qualification within the remedial industry awarded by our leading body the PCA Property Care Association. This qualification proves extensive knowledge and experience of diagnosis and specification of works for dampness, timber preservation and competence for relevant health, safety and legal legislation.

Guarantee Protection Trust

GPT - Guarantee Protection TrustFormed as the GPT (Guarantee Protection Trust) in 1983, Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd (GPI) provides insurance cover which is only offered by specialist approved contractors who are selected to offer insured guarantees.

Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd (GPI) offer insurance certificates for a period of 10 years* starting from the date work was carried out. Unlike others this insurance policies, GPI cover relates to the property rather than the owner, so if you decide to sell your property the cover is automatically transferred free of charge to the new owners. The insurance comes into force if your contractor is no longer trading and covers his liability to you (subject to GPI terms and conditions).

If your contractor goes out of business GPI will provide another PCA contractor in his place to rectify any problems under the guarantee, free of charge.

The GPI is a Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulated company.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC)

IICRC - The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration CertificationDryfix Preservation Ltd have achieved professional recognition in the specialist cleaning and restoration industry by becoming a certified firm with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the world's largest certification body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialised fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industry.

The IICRC is a non-profit standard-setting organization dedicated to raising industry standards through technical proficiency. By administering a strict process of certification, the IICRC provides a means by which consumers can receive the highest quality of service from trained, knowledgeable, professional technicians.

Russell A. Rafton our senior surveyor is qualified through examination in the fields of Fire & Smoke Restoration, Odour Control, Water Damage Restoration, Structural Drying and Mould Remediation all achieved through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration.


TrustMarkTrustMark is a government endorsed scheme designed to help property owners find reliable and trustworthy trades people to make home improvements.

The trust mark stamp of quality operates within a framework under which scheme operators who work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government, and independent scheme operators, such as our PCA. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen to promote and improve the repair and maintenance sector standards. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.

The PCA is a member of the TrustMark scheme.

Construction Line

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment SchemeDryfix are proud to announce that we are approved members of the Constructionline Register. Construction Line is the UK's largest database designed for construction buyers as a pre-qualification for contractors and consultants working within the construction Industry. The construction Line register is owned by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (formerly the Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform) and is supported by the Office of Government Commerce and the Department of Communities and Local Government. Its aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector procurers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures.

So what does this mean? Well it means as a potential supplier of our business, you no longer need to worry whether we are a legitimate business and should no longer have the administration expense of checking us out, Construction Line have done that for you. Our construction line pre-qualification is there to reinforce our standing as a sound and financially stable business. As a supplier to the industry our construction line membership means we undergo a financial assessment to the Construction Line standard and must satisfy Construction Line’s in-house accountants that we are financially viable and are unlikely to expose a buyer to undue risk of financial failure if we are selected to be invited to tender.

Construction Lines procedures follow Government’s current understanding of EU public procurement legislation and the Local Government Act and is managed in accordance with a strict interpretation of the legal framework applicable to pre-qualification, thereby reducing associated risks for procurers. This basically means prior to you considering us for a contract, we have already proven as a company that we've crossed our T's and dotted our I's with relevant staff skills and qualifications, efficient equal opportunities policies, environmental policies and Health and Safety policies, we also have sound financial status and integrity as a business.

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS).

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment SchemeDryfix Preservation Ltd are a CHAS Accredited Firm. CHAS is a government scheme developed in 1997 designed and established for health and safety pre-qualification in the construction industry. CHAS is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers who provide goods and services and organisations looking for suitably competent suppliers.

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

The Chartered Institute of BuildingRussell A. Rafton our senior surveyor is proud to become an associate member of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). The CIOB which was founded in 1834 initially as the 'Builders Society' is the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. In 1884 the 'Builders Society' was renamed the 'Institute of builders' with purpose to "promote excellence in the construction of buildings and just and honourable practice in the conduct of business" and In 1965 finally changed name again as it is known today as the Institute of Building. The CIOB achieved royal charter status in 1981 underlying their responsibilities not only to its members but also to the benefit of the public.

The CIOB accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Their professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets. The CIOB was officially registered as a charity in 1970.

Russell is now working on a path to full membership and expects to achieve this within the next two years following a strict programme of professional development.

A 100% Fully Qualified Workforce

DryfixDryfix Preservation have a 100% PCA trained fully qualified workforce!

Dryfix Preservation Ltd have also achieved professional recognition for remedial assessment and treatment from all major leading UK chemical companies.

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