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BSRIA becomes an associate member of the National Association of Chimney SweepsNovember 2016

Tom Garrigan, Test House Manager

BSRIA is delighted to announce that it has become an Associate Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS).

The two associations have mutually beneficial business interests, delivering improvement in the built environment, chimney performance and maintenance, as well as solid fuel stoves including requirements for smoke controlled areas.

BSRIA Test House Manager, Tom Garrigan, said: “I am delighted that BSRIA has become an Associate Member of this prestigious organisation. We will certainly have a lot to gain in doing so, especially with the many and varied legislative changes on the radar for the coming years.

Likewise, the association will be able to tap into BSRIA’s technical expertise, which includes bespoke product testing facilities for performance and development purposes.

Above all, this associate membership will ensure that best practice is implemented across the industry.”

Martin P Glynn, President & CEO, National Association of Chimney Sweeps, said: “The industry partnership between the NACS and BSRIA is a positive step forward for both organisations. It will enhance the knowledge and skills of their members, which in turn will help to protect the consumer. The shared knowledge and resources will benefit members of both associations and we look forward to working together.”

National Association of Chimney Sweeps:

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, promoting high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys.

With over 600 Members, the NACS is recommended by all major fuel organisations, including the Solid Fuel Association, HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing & Approval Scheme), and OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association).

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