Benefits of Joining

Contractors / Associate Contractors

With CFA Membership you get the following benefits and support:

  • The use of the CFA logo on stationery, emails, templates, advertising, vans and premises*.
  • Free business support help-lines*
    Including:
    Contractual and Legal
    Employment law
    Health and Safety
    Tax and Business
    Marketing
    Adjudication
  • Website Directory Listing - Many companies enjoy significantly increased business as a direct result of their entry on the CFA website.
  • Free Credit Checks*
  • Marketing Members Businesses
    Members details are listed in the CFA website directory and the handbook and are promoted to the wider industry through Construction related publications. Many companies enjoy increased business through CFA membership.
  • Free documents and templates including:
    The CFA Guide to Contract Flooring
    Standard Terms & Conditions template
    General and Moisture specific disclaimer template letters
    Method statement template
  • Free Dispute Resolution Services*
    The free dispute resolution service offers a site inspection and report to assist members and their clients in negotiating a resolution to installation related complaints.
  • Training - Advice and support on all aspects of training for the flooring industry including apprenticeships, NVQs for experienced workers and CSCS cards. Through FITA we offer a range of short courses and industry accreditations - visit www.fita.co.uk for latest information, dates and proces.
    Discounts apply to CFA members.
  • Regular Updates - We don’t bombard you with information, but we do provide a monthly email update with industry information and a regular newsletter
  • Your voice of the industry! - Membership of the Build UK for our contractor members and the CPA for manufacturer members - lobbying organisations that represent our industry at Government level.

Other benefits include discounted British Standards and DBS Checks, Free subscription to CFJ, networking events, specialist insurance services, technical support and many more.

*Conditions apply


Manufacturers

With Manufacturer membership you get the following benefits and support:

  • The use of the CFA logo on stationery, emails, templates, advertising, vehicles, premises and website. This provides a link to an established and well respected industry body. The voice of your industry!
  • Promotion of your company through entry in our annual members’ handbook and on our website www.cfa.org.uk — which attracts over 2000 hits per month. Our handbook is circulated with the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) to over 7000 readers.
  • A place on the Manufacturers’ Committee which meets every quarter to update standards, discuss technical matters and issues affecting our industry and is a valuable networking opportunity.
  • We create opportunities and events for networking with distributors and contractors.
  • Unique advertising opportunities in our members’ handbook and other supplements distributed by CFJ to its readers.
  • An Annual Summer Ball which is used by manufacturers to network and entertain.
  • Monthly email updates that provide a snap shot of industry news, new members and networking opportunities, such as our golf days, lunches, seminars and meetings. This can go to as many people internally as you need.
  • Opportunity to have a case study featured in our members’ newsletter.
  • Opportunity to have your company featured through our website and publications.
  • Lobbying government on behalf of manufacturers through our lobbying organisation the Construction Products Association (CPA). The CPA also provides economic forecasting information given to you via the members’ area of the CFA website.
  • FITA (the Flooring Industry Training Association) with highly specialised training facilities, offers ways to help manufacturers as well as supporting training across the industry.
  • A range of contractors’ helplines which are available to manufacturers.
  • Free annual subscription to CFJ magazine.
  • Regular newsletter providing articles and more
    detailed news.
  • The knowledge and public relations opportunity of being able to claim that your company supports the work of the CFA in developing the industry and specifically a quality supply chain of flooring contractors.

Distributors

With Distributor membership you get the following benefits and support:

  • The use of the CFA logo on stationery, emails, templates, advertising, vehicles, premises and website. This provides a link to an established and well respected industry body. The voice of your industry!
  • Promotion of your company through entry in our annual members’ handbook and on our website www.cfa.org.uk — which attracts over 2000 hits per month. Our handbook is circulated annually with the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) to over 7000 readers.
  • A place on our Distributors’ Committee which meets twice a year to discuss specific topics relating to their part of the supply chain (networking lunches and specialist presentations often feature).
  • Free Dispute Resolution Service offering up to three site inspections a year and follow up reports to assist distributor members and their clients in negotiating a resolution to disputes relating to installation complaints (terms and conditions apply).
  • We create opportunities and events for networking with contractors.
  • Technical Support available directly from the CFA offices and through our network of members.
  • An Annual Summer Ball that provides an excellent opportunity to meet a wide range of customers and suppliers in a social setting.
  • Unique advertising opportunities in our members’ handbook and other supplements (such as the CFA Guide to Sustainability) distributed by CFJ
    to its readers.
  • Monthly email updates that provide a snap shot of industry news, new members and networking opportunities, such as our golf days, lunches, seminars and meetings. This can go to as many people internally as you need.
  • A range of contractor’s helplines which are available to distributors.
  • Free subscription to CFJ magazine.
  • Regular newsletter providing articles and more detailed news.
  • The knowledge and public relations opportunity of being able to claim that your company supports the work of the CFA in developing the industry and specifically, a quality supply chain of flooring contractors.

Consultants

With Consultant membership you get the following benefits and support:

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  • The use of the CFA logo on stationery, emails, templates, advertising, vehicles, premises and websitee. This provides a link to an established and well respected industry body. The voice of your industry!
  • Unique advertising opportunities through entry in our members' handbook and on our website www.cfa.org.uk which attracts over 2000 hits per month. Our handbook is circulated annual with the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) to over 7000 readers.
  • Opportunity to attend our Consultants committee which meets twice a year to discuss specific topics relating to their part of the supply chain. This meeting is often preceded by a CPD session (practical and theoretical presentations) in order to assist with keeping consultants up-to-date with their membership requirements.
  • Technical Support available directly from the CFA offices and through our network of members.
  • An Annual Summer Ball that provides an excellent opportunity for networking.
  • Unique advertising opportunities in our handbook and other supplements distributed by CFJ to its readers.
  • Monthly email updates that provides a snap shot of industry news, new members and networking opportunities, such as our golf days, lunches, seminars and meetings. This can go to as many people internally as you need.
  • A range of Contractor's help-lines which are available to consultants.
  • Free subscription to CFJ magazine.
  • Regular newsletter providing articles and more detailed news.
  • The knowledge and public relations opportunity of being able to claim that your company supports the work of the CFA in supporting and developing the industry and specifically a quality supply chain of flooring contractors.

Member-Other

Benefits of membership for Member-Other:

  • The use of the CFA logo on stationery, emails, templates, advertising, vehicles, premises and websitee. This provides a link to an established and well respected industry body. The voice of your industry!
  • Promotion of your brand through entry in our members’ handbook and on our website www.cfa.org.uk which attracts over 2000 hits per month. Our handbook is circulated annual with the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) to over 7000 readers.
  • Technical Support available directly from the CFA offices and through our network of members.
  • An Annual Summer Ball that provides an excellent opportunity to meet a wide range of clients and supplier in a social setting.
  • Advertising opportunities in our handbook and other supplements distributed by CFJ to its readers.
  • Monthly email updates that provides a snap shot of industry news, new members and networking opportunities, such as our golf days, lunches, seminars and meetings. This can go to as many people internally as you need.
  • Opportunity to include a location shot of your premises on the home page of the CFA website in our rolling slide show, with your company name underneath.
  • A range of Contractor's help-lines which are available to Member-Others.
  • Free subscription to CFJ magazine.
  • Regular newsletter providing articles and more detailed news.
  • The knowledge and public relations opportunity of being able to claim that your company supports the work of the CFA in supporting and developing the industry and specifically a quality supply chain of flooring contractors.