Why become an Approved Distributor?
Approved Distributors are Associate Members of the Construction Fixings
Association, they enjoy the following benefits:
Added credibility by endorsement from the CFA and by association
with manufacturers of the best fixings available. Approved Distributor logos
may be added to your website, catalogue, price list, vans etc.
Website Page Your own company page with your own slideshow and a
link to your website.
Technical Advice As well as advice from your nominating Full
Member and all the resource of the CFA website you have access to the CFA
Associate Membership plaque supplied in a wall mountable snap frame.
Training from the CFA Academy: "Basic Anchor Technology" foryour staff.
Certified "Competent Installer" training for your customers' staff.
Annual Conference Presentations on matters of common interest,
fixing developments and a members' forum to have your input to the
industry. A great networking opportunity.
Membership of the Approved Tester Scheme at advantageous rates.
Free fliers ."An Introduction to ..." A series of introductory
leaflets, on a variety of topics and carrying your logo - for you to email
to contractors in your database.
Free counter top dispenser for Sample Method Statements tailored
with your contact details.
Torque wrench offer a break back torque wrench with range 20 - 210
Nm to provide accurate tightening of most safety critical anchors. Supplied
at cost to help you encourage your customers in this vital aspect of anchor
installation. Deep reach sockets also available in sets. Support material
What we expect of you
Members undertake to offer their customers first class levels of Customer
service and Technical Support and to operate with Commercial Integrity. They
will support the CFA aims and objectives in "Ensuring best fixings practice"
and supply products from stock products from at least one Full Member
offering products with ETA when appropriate. They will use the CFA Approved
Distributor logo on their website and on letter-heading, catalogues price
lists and other publications. They will arrange training in the correct
installation of anchors when requested by a contractor and site testing,
which may be by third parties, when needed.
Joining fee and subscription
A joining fee is payable and an annual subscription at less than a pound a
day (just). Approved Distributors enjoy a one third discount on subscription
to the Approved Tester scheme.
How to join
If you are interested in becoming an Approved Distributor just
and ask for a prospectus and application form.
What our existing members say:
"At Masonry Fixing Services we believe that our Associate Membership of CFA is invaluable. It gives us greater credibility with both designers and contractors alike. Much of the brand neutral information produced by the CFA in the form of guidance notes etc. provides convincing facts for our clients about various topics that arise with regard to fixing technology. Being seen as Associate Members of our industry's only trade association definitely gives our clients more confidence in us as a supplier and leads to us winning more business."
Masonry Fixing Services Ltd
"Having been an Associate Member of the CFA for some years now, we have
found it to be a great asset for our business. Apart from the obvious benefit
of potential new customers being able to find us via the CFA website, both we
and our customers gain significantly from a technical point of view and, most
importantly, it sends out the message to our customers that we take a serious
approach to the quality and integrity of the products we sell."
West Midlands Fasteners
"Being an associate member of the Construction Fixing Association gives
Grayson a wealth of benefits:- on going training, a badge of credibility, yearly
informative conferences and technical back up and support."
Grayson (GB) Ltd
"First Fix continues to benefit from its association with the CFA as a
recognised Approved Distributor, through authorised advertising displaying the
CFA logo. We operate in full compliance as a CFA distributor, which further
demonstrates our commitment to their full members by promoting quality-assured
products and ensuring best fixings practice."
First Fix Industrial Supplies Ltd