Set up by retailers and manufacturers, the aim of the British Waterbed Association is to promote quality waterbed products, increase consumer awareness and advise waterbed users. The website provides information on how the use of a waterbed can aid a good night’s sleep and also includes a list of affiliated members and how to contact them.
Tel: 0870 603 0202 (8am-6pm weekdays)
Email: email@example.com Web Site: www.waterbed.org
FIRA – The Furniture Industry Research Association
The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) is a non-government funded organisation which has been in existence for over half a century. FIRA has driven the need for higher standards through testing, research and innovation for the furniture supply chain. New and better materials, improved processes and appropriate standards have been developed to enhance the quality of furniture and to assist suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to become more competitive. FIRA is recognised internationally as being at the leading edge, with world-class technology and unparalleled industry knowledge.
Advice on complaints and independent inspections. The Furniture Ombudsman works to improve the standards and service offered by furniture and floorcovering companies, encompassing retailers, manufacturers and other related businesses. Members operate to a Code of Practice and have access to an impartial conciliation service to help solve any complaints. The Furniture Ombudsman expert inspection and assessment service is also available where the retailer is not a member of The Furniture Ombudsman (a home visit for inspection costs from £250). An independent assessment of the product will help to ensure that both parties know what the problems are and whether there is a valid complaint. If the dispute reaches Court it is almost certain that the Court will want a report from an independent consultant so that they can ascertain whether or not the claim is valid.