Support for Specifiers
FIS provides specifiers with a single source of fit-out and finishes specialists serving the industry. We provide technical and product advice and operate an independent specialist advisory service for problem installations.
FIS is the not for profit trade body for the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector in the UK. The sector is a pivotal part of construction, turning structures into homes, educational facilities, hospitals, care homes, workplaces, hotels, leisure facilities, retail outlets and functional spaces.
FIS has a number of services that support specification in the interiors and finishes sector and should you have any questions around fire safety, acoustics, new systems or technical details, please don’t hesitate to call or email our technical team. We provide more in-depth support (and dispute resolution through our Advisory Service).
We produce a range of handy publications including:
- Site Guides to Drylining, Suspended Ceilings, Raised Access Flooring, Partitioning, Glazed Partitions and Wallcoverings (which are RIBA CPD approved guides designed to aid understanding the requirements in specifying and managing installations and include glossaries, handy hints and details on regulations, standards and tolerances)
- The FIS Guide to Office Acoustics
- Our now renowned FIS Guide to Office Fit-out
All of these resources are supported by a constantly evolving range of resources developed through our working groups.
Our magazine Spec Finish is free to architects, interior designers, facilities and premises managers, main contractors and other key specifiers. The FIS membership directory is available online; to search for a contractor or supplier, to subscribe or access the digital edition click here.
Our interiors gallery provides insight into some of the most significant interiors and finishes projects in the UK in the last 12 months, drawing on entries to our Industry Leading Awards held annually in London and Scotland.
Specifying FIS Members
To find a vetted member of the FIS, visit our online directory here.
The scheme draws on FIS experience working on the Grenfell Response and recognises the concerns that manifest in the construction sector over quality and trust and seeks to draw together like-minded manufacturers and harness the power of value led change. Through the FIS Acoustic Verification Process, appointed Acoustic experts Cundall LLP ensure that products displaying the Verified Data Logo can be fairly compared. Look for the logo to provide reassurance that you are working with a responsible supplier.
Products currently in scope – operable walls and glazed partitions, find out more here.