The NHIC At A Glance

The NHIC strongly advocates home modernisation in line with energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets and plays a major role in raising the standards in the home improvement industry.

It is a vibrant membership organisation whose members are at the heart of a high quality and effective home improvement sector in the UK.

There is also an NHIC Educational Trust which was formed in 1980 to complement the activities of the NHIC to further the education of the general public in energy efficiency, restoring and maintaining homes as a contribution to improving the nation’s housing stock. Currently, the Trust is closely involved in reducing fuel poverty.

In the early years the NHIC’s main activities concentrated on lobbying government, research and co-operation with private and social sector housing. Today, the emphasis is also on raising the profile standards of energy efficiency and modernisation in all homes, the reduction of carbon emissions and promoting the benefits of home improvement to consumers.

The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) was incorporated under the Companies Acts 1948 – 1967. It was launched in 1974 as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. A complete Memorandum of Association is available on request. All members are automatically on the Council and eligible to vote specific members on to the Board, which is responsible for the NHIC’s development and progress.

The President is Rt Hon Baroness Maddock. The Chair, Vice Chair and other officers are appointed from the Council. There is a Chief Executive who handles the NHIC’s day-to-day running and members are encouraged to keep them fully informed with their comments, ideas and suggestions alongside important updates form their own organisations and sectors.

  • Values based agile membership
  • Energetic and engaged President
  • Government influence
  • Engagement with thought leaders
  • Annual industry awards
  • Annual parliamentary lunch
  • House of Lords reception
  • Important and influential campaigns
  • Progress magazine