The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Ireland (APHCI) was established in December 2010 as the trade representative body for all bona fide plumbing and heating contrtactors in Ireland. It is a formally registered company with full memorandum and articles of association and an executive board of directors — all of whom are heating and plumbing installers — elected by the membership.

The primary objective is to represent members’ interests, without fear or favour, in order to create a level playing field and an trading environment that is open, fair and transparent.

APHCI champions the interests of all legitimate contractors in the sector by fostering productive relationships with Government authorities, legislative bodies, and other representative associations in the building services sector.

Through proactive engagement with all the membership throughout the country, APCHI seeks to identify the key issues of importance, and concern, for members and to devise strategies to address them.

Over a very short period of time APHCI has become the recognised representative body for the industry, with a network of regional branches — in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, the Midlands and West of Ireland — serving the local interests of contractors which, in turn, are then fed into the broader picture on a national level.

Membership benefits include collective representation to Government and regulatory bodies such as the CER, RGII, BGE and the SEAI, in addition to preferential rates on PL, EL and vehicle insurance, health insurance, and professional services from solicitors and accountants.