The Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency is a not-for-profit promoter of quality and best practice and a guarantee provider for solid wall solutions.
It was been set up and established by the solid wall insulation industry to encourage ongoing quality improvements by way of its industry recognised quality framework through which it provides guidance, support and ultimately robust consumer protection through the guarantee.
The SWIGA guarantee itself provides cover for external wall insulation systems (EWI), internal wall insulation systems (IWI) and hybrid systems combining both. It’s available for all forms of traditionally constructed solid wall properties (brick and block for example) as well as the many forms of non-traditional properties which were a particularly popular form of post war construction post such as no-fines concrete and metal or concrete frame buildings. It covers the refurbishment of both low-rise dwellings and high-rise apartments.
Any company wishing to become a member of SWIGA has to meet stringent entry level criteria - this applies to both system holders and installation contractors. This means that by choosing SWIGA you have access to financially viable, quality focussed organisations who are fully trained and fully understand the systems along with the technicalities and best practice of installation.
Andrew Champ, Executive Director of SWIGA;
“Not only does SWIGA provide consumer protection with our independent 25-year Guarantee we can offer the consumer independent industry expertise – our membership includes all major system designers who we can draw on, but we also have an independent approach and can offer expert opinion on client projects."
“We differ from insurance companies in that we are a not-for-profit organisation and in the unusual event of installation issues, we will arbitrate directly with the home owner on any disputes, working with our network to obtain the best outcome for the owner. Our prime focus has always been on prevention, not cure. Our Quality Assurance framework is key and our pre-vetting procedures do more than any other to avoid issues from the outset.”
By choosing SWIGA you are therefore choosing quality and assurance ... quality of system, quality of design and specification, quality of installation and a guarantee to back all this up.