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.
In its 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 of energy efficiency and modernisation in all homes, the reduction of carbon emissions and promoting the benefits of home improvement to consumers.
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.
The NHIC strongly advocates that home modernisation in line with energy efficiency and carbon reductions can play a major role in raising the construction industry’s activities.
Benefits of Membership
- Improve market opportunities for your organisation’s products or services via the activities of the NHIC
- Promote your own organisation and products through the NHIC website, and social media
- Further the status of your organisation with central and local government, the media and the public, by association with the NHIC
- Benefit from expert lobbying on behalf of members, promoting the need for improving existing housing, reducing CO2, encouraging grants and lowering VAT on home improvements
- Receive details of key issues and developments in the home improvement market which will impact members
- Participate in a communications framework enabling members to network and share information
- Hear briefings from prominent people involved in the private and social housing sectors
- Benefit from your organisation’s presence on the NHIC website with links to your own site
- Entertain your clients and important customers at the prestigious NHIC Annual Awards, parliamentary Luncheon and House of Lords reception
- Exploit the networking opportunities that membership presents at the regular Council meetings and other events
To join please contact us and we will send you a short member application form which includes space for a biography of your company for our website and also requests information regarding your own social media details to enable us to share and amplify your campaigns.