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New Executive Director for National Home Improvement Council We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Scothern as the new Executive Director of the National Home Improvement Council. Anna has over 20 years’ experience in the housing and wider...

Recticel Insulation helps to steer the NHIC

Leading UK PIR manufacturer Recticel Insulation is adding its voice to a leading organisation in the home renovation industry. The company’s technical specialist Paul Forrester sits on the steering group of the NHIC (National Home Improvement Council) which for more...

Lord Ezra – 1919 – 2015

We acknowledge the valued contribution to the Council made by Lord Ezra who died 22 December 2015. A successful public sector businessman Derek Ezra was involved with NHIC from its inception in the seventies and held office as President from that time until he stood...

NHIC Annual Awards 2015

The prestigious National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards, which recognise achievement in the UK housing arena were presented at a special luncheon in London on 12th November. Finalists in award categories covering a spectrum of housing projects and...

NAPIT Approved Training Available in Norwich

East of England Electrical Training (EEET) opened a new training centre in Norwich on Thursday 27th August. The official opening ceremony was attended by Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, who cut the ribbon on the new centre. City & Guilds has...

Ensure Your Contractor Has the Right Insurance

ECIC highlights recent building catastrophes www.ecic.co.uk The fashion for so-called ‘Iceberg’ basements continues to rise, with a ten-fold increase in application for basement developments between 2001 and 2014*.  However, following the news that Westminster council...

Government Scraps Zero Carbon

by Paul Forrester, Recticel Insulation With the publication of a single report – ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation’ – the Conservative government performed a U-turn on policy first announced in 2007 and decreed that zero carbon homes are no...

NHIC Members and Guests at the Parliamentary Lunch

Members of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) and their guests attended a special luncheon in the House of Commons on 2 July 2015. This post-election event had been arranged to provide an early insight of the new government’s priorities, and their...

The Householder’s Guide to Flat Roofing

Working in conjunction with the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) and Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA), the National Federation of Roofing Contractors has published a revised edition of the Householder’s Guide to Flat Roofing. The publication...

New Group Aims to Empower the Glass & Glazing Industry

Several key trade bodies in the Glass and Glazing industry have joined forces to form the “Glazing Supply Chain Group”. The purpose of the new Group is to increase the industry’s lobbying power on behalf of the all companies operating in the supply chain for glass and...

GGF Supports BM TRADA at FIREX 2015

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is to co-sponsor BM TRADA’s initiative to show “best practice passive fire protection in action on BM TRADA’s ‘Passive Fire Protection Demonstration Zone’ at FIREX International June16-18. The GGF will be supporting BM TRADA’s...