HIES (The Home Insulation and Energy Systems Quality Assured Contractors Scheme) has seen a huge increase in renewable energy installations, up by over 300% in July as compared to the end of April.
HIES is a CTSI approved consumer protection code supporting member companies and protecting consumers in the renewable energy sector. The 300% increase represents nearly £9m worth of renewable energy installations protected by the scheme.
Ciarán Harkin, Managing Director of QASSS, who manages the scheme commented:
“These are really positive signs for companies in the sector as lockdown has eased across the UK. Reputable HIES members demonstrate high standards of COVID-19 safety measures, which helps instil confidence in consumers to allow safe tradespeople in their homes to carry out energy efficient installations and other home improvements.”
The increase witnessed by HIES is also supported by other research in the home improvement sector, including recent research from Insight DIY which showed 55%% of Brits prioritising plans to update their home as the Covid-19 restrictions continue to be eased.
If you’re planning for a new home improvement project, make sure you instruct skilled tradesmen. Ensure they are a member of a consumer protection scheme demonstrating adherence to quality standards and service. Unfortunately, rogue companies are still operating, and scams have been on the increase recently in light of the Government’s Green Homes Grants scheme.
HIES offers real consumer protection, unmatched in the industry, and all of our members have been thoroughly vetted to guarantee exceptional service. Using a HIES member means you receive full protection, including free deposit and stage payment protection, free insurance backed guarantees, free mediation services and free access to an Ombudsman, in the unlikely event we are unable to help resolve a dispute.