Benchmark is an established and well regarded scheme which puts in place all those elements that are required in order to ensure that domestic heating and hot water products are supplied, installed, commissioned and maintained in a way that they will be safe and they will perform with optimum efficiency. The Scheme receives widespread support from heating and appliance manufacturers and the suppliers of related products. It is managed and promoted by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).
Product suppliers, by meeting the requirements of the Scheme, supply products which meet all required standards and provide support to installers and customers in the supply and after-sales service related to their product. Product suppliers are independently audited to ensure that they meet the rules of the Scheme.