Benefits

  • Access to ISSE & IOBH expertise

  • Download advisory apps and ISSE Property Condition Audit advice

  • Special insurance schemes for landlords re protection from HMRC

  • CPD seminars – Certificates and Awards as confirmation of learning and employment enhancement 

  • Professional members can enhance business opportunities

  • More positive reception of property values 

  • Easier to rent properties out and fewer occupational issues arising during tenancy.

  • Landlords can minimise litigation risks.

  • Develop a BSI or BRE standard for a healthy home to provide compliance benchmark.

  • Multidisciplinary learning 

  1. Association with the only Institute that is committed to raising standards throughout the construction and built environment industry by representing the interests of both its members and the public by (a)  providing access for members to a wide range of Continuous Professional Development based education facilities, including an in-house degree level diploma scheme which is independently validated by an Ofqual validation body and encouraging use of Best Available Practices and (b) providing for members of the public to a regulatory service facility for monitoring complaints against non institute members in addition to institute members.

  2. Access to Property defects related health information via the ISSE’s sister Institute the IOBH (Institute of Buildings and Health) formed in partnership with the NAC (National Aspergillus Centre) facility based at the NHS (National Health Service) University Hospital Wythenshawe Manchester England.

  3. Access to government via the ISSE’s full membership of the CIC (Construction Industry Council) (one of only 32 members) which has its own office in the British Government Houses of Parliament.

  4. Access to worldwide conservation information via the ISSE’s membership of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites).

  5. Authorisation to display the ISSE Logo and make reference to membership on business documentation.

  6. Access to complimentary insurance cover for HMRC Tax and VAT investigation legal and accountancy costs.

  7. Eligibility to apply for Contractor Grade Membership subject to complying with very stringent qualifying criteria (other than in very exceptional circumstances)  including, amongst other things, all their staff (employees, regular sub-contractors  and supervisors) becoming individual ISSE members and their surveyor or engineer staff achieving (or progressing towards achieving) as a minimum, either Principal Associate, Senior Surveyor or Fellow status (such membership subscriptions are eligible for various discounts subject to quantity).

  8. Substantial cost savings (generally saving substantially more than the ISSE membership subscription cost) via:-

  9. Advertisements placed in the ISSE corporate shell in the Yellow Pages & Thomsons directories

  10. Sales folders and literature

  11. A wide range of Insurance facilities (including Professional Indemnity)

  12. Access to a unique insurance back-up warranty service - not only relating to installations undertaken by ISSE Licensed Contractors but also, subject to certain preconditions, on installations carried out by other contractors that are no longer in business (dubbed the Orphan Guarantee scheme which is unique to the ISSE members).