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We are delighted to promote the following businesses, authorities and member organisations associated with NACE who are shown on this page.

LABC (Local Authority Building Control – Partner Authority)

In 2017 NACE were officially awarded ‘Partner Authority’ status recognising both organisation and licensed CCLS re-lining system formally type tested by Kiwa-Gastec an international UKAS test facility.

“It’s exciting times for LABC in Hertfordshire. The new company with its greatly increased resources will act as a partner to NACE and deal with the building regulation applications for any installation carried out in England & Wales. A local building control surveyor will then inspect the works on-site."

“I am very pleased that we have been able set up this link with such an important player in the heating industry, to simplify the application process to the benefit of consumers”.

“I hope that we will be able to find other ways to work with NACE in the interests of promoting safe and compliant installations of heating appliances and associated flues and chimneys”.

NACE are proud to support LABC and Building Control professionals across the UK within our particular area of expertise.

HSE - R.E.A.C.H (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Organisation.

NACE were appointed to the REACH organisation in March of 2021 as industry experts with an emphasis on unaccountable, non-regulatory and dangerous chemical use by service providers and the health impact when doing so.

LSTA (Lead Sheet Training Academy)
LSTA (Lead Sheet Training Academy)

NACE are a joint venture partner with the LSTA bringing many years of technical excellence and physical ‘know-how’ together for the benefit of the chimney technician and lead sheet worker where lead is installed and dressed to and on a masonry chimney. (Controlled Service)

British Safety Institute Federation
British Safety Institute Federation

The British Safety Industry Federation is the UK Trade Association for the Safety Industry, a major independent voice for UK safety.

Providing authoritative information on a range of workplace safety issues and representing the needs of the UK market, our members and the country’s work force. It is our mission to support all businesses in the UK who help to keep people safe and healthy at work. We are passionate that safety and health is universally recognised for what it is – a positive force for good.

BSIF work closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Trading Standards with whom we have Primary Authority partnership.

BSIF are Principal association for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation. We ensure the needs of the UK safety industry are shared. Our active input across Government departments puts us at the forefront of influencing legislation. To help give assurances to those that need to procure/use compliant PPE & Safety Equipment BSIF audit members under the ‘Registered Safety Supplier Scheme’, through this scheme a strict set of protocols are set for members so they can prove alignment with their regulatory/legislative requirements. The scheme seeks to improve the quality of product and the capability of suppliers in the safety/PPE market.

Environmental Law Foundation
Environmental Law Foundation

“The Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) is a charity registered in England and Wales. Our current President is HRH the Prince of Wales. The charity was founded in 1992 and recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.”

“It’s about participation and access to justice. It’s about your views and feelings – not ours or any ‘green elite’ – on the quality of the air you breathe, on the open spaces, wildlife, land use and waterways near your home. It’s about promoting the collective, good decision-making which is at the very heart of civilised, democratic and stable societies”.

“We do this by providing free information and guidance in-house on environmental issues for individuals and communities, also through our university based law clinics, and via our network of specialist environmental lawyers and technical experts”.

Because of our lengthy and successful smoke nuisance casework for and on behalf of Borough Council Environmental Health practitioners as well as Conservation professionals NACE were welcomed into the ELF in the role of expert consultant.

NACE provides its considerable in-house expertise on the subject of smoke nuisance dispute to the ELF and its clients on a pro-bono basis in particular access for those who cannot afford either solicitor or lawyer.

OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association)

Established in 1991, OFTEC is a not-for-profit trade association that operates in the UK and Republic of Ireland and represents liquid fuel heating equipment manufacturers and training providers. OFTEC also operates a competent person registration scheme for heating technicians that install or maintain liquid fuel, solid fuel, heat pump, solar thermal or biomass heating systems, and electrical part P. We also offer registration for the PAS 2030 certification scheme for liquid fuel heating installers in the UK and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). As part of the UK's drive to achieve net zero by 2050 OFTEC is at the forefront of work to introduce a new era of renewable liquid fuels to decarbonise the emissions from heating off-gas grid homes.


Vitcas is a manufacturer of refractories, heat resistant products and high temperature insulation materials which follows the tradition of refractory and heat resistant manufacturing in Bristol, UK, since 1882.

Poujoulat UK
Poujoulat UK

Poujoulat UK was created to supply Europe’s market-leading metal chimneys and prefabricated stacks directly to the United Kingdom, with the expansion of this market supported further by the Groups acquisition of our Guildford Head Office in 2006. Since then, we have evolved to service the many and specific requirements of that market and, whilst we have developed in collaboration with a wide range of organisations from the; manufacturing, retail, heating and construction industries.

Billing Chimneys
Billing Chimneys

Based in Ringwood, Hampshire, Billing Chimneys has been providing chimney construction, chimney lining and associated services since 1980.

We carryout work for domestic customers, heritage agencies, local authorities and commercial clients across the South of the UK and further afield.

We also specialise in CCTV surveys and consultancy services.

We provide ourselves on delivering a professional solution by directly employing skilled engineers who work to the highest standards.

NOCN Group
NOCN Group

NOCN Group is an educational charity whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive. The group includes business units specialising in regulated UK and international qualifications, End Point Assessment, Access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.

Our heritage, rooted in upskilling workers for redeployment in industrial Britain, informs our social mobility agenda, and our charitable status drives our purpose and activity: 

We believe passionately in the power of education and its impact We want more people to engage in education, apprenticeships and skills training, more often in their lives. We want to build awareness and promote the positive value of education, apprenticeships and skills training to employers, learners and parents. We are the only awarding body in the UK which specialises in productivity and focus on increasing the UK's competitiveness globally. As the second-largest awarding organisation in the UK construction sector, we are committed to working for a better future for UK construction.

NOCN is proud to be the very first awarding organisation to be given the 'Leader in Diversity' award by the National Centre for Diversity, a leader in promoting equality for all in the UK and also recognised by Ofqual, CCEA and the Welsh Government, working with a number of strategic partners in the UK and internationally.

NOCN are an awarding organisation providing its learning and qualification services to NACE for NVQ learners and aspiring technicians wishing to achieve competency in the workplace.


Swarmcatcher are honey bee nest removal specialists.

We are a family business that specialises in honey bee nest removal, we carry out the live removal and relocation of honey bee nests from places they shouldn’t be, rehoming them to allow the bees to carry their genetics forward on provision that they are a healthy disease (reportable) free honey bees nest.

Beekeeping has been a family pastime for generations. We just love it, we live and breathe honey bees: it’s in the blood.

We have over the last 10 years developed and enhanced techniques for honey bee nest removal, removing honeybees safely, during which time we have also increasing our rate of successful honey bee relocation’s to nigh on 100% despite dealing with more difficult situations year on year continually pushing the envelope of what can be done.

Swarmcatcher specialises in live honey bee nest removals and the relocation of these nests from homes and businesses and associated chimneys and flues across the UK, we carry out this service without the need for insecticides and harmful poisons.

Brewer Cowls
Brewer Cowls

Brewer Cowls have been manufacturing chimney cowls for over 60 years, and in that time have developed one of the most comprehensive ranges of cowls, bird guards, and chimney caps. We manufacture our products in our West Sussex factory, and can produce bespoke products to suit chimney pots and flues of all shapes and sizes. We also offer free technical advice.


Voxhub is a professional phone company, purpose built by a team of seasoned Internet professionals with skills in service creation, software and IP networks. Voxhub replaces the 'old school' model that consisted of traditional lines, PBX, multivendor and telecom resellers with a direct to customer, consistent, integrated end-to-end service. As a service provider we put the customer first and innovate in how we achieve this.

"We are proud to provide expert VoIP telephone and communication systems and support to the NACE organisation helping them to promote their vital consumer services getting customers and their enquiries to the right team, wherever they are in the country."

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