Benefits of joining DHF & the Building Hardware Group

Specifiers and end users of industrial and commercial building products, and domestic customers, increasingly want the reassurance of quality, safety and compliance with legislation when choosing products. Membership of a progressive trade association allows you to demonstrate exactly that to your customers.

Membership of the DHF allows you to use the DHF logo and shows your customers that you meet the stringent DHF Quality Assured Standards. So, membership of DHF gives you the edge over non member competitors, so you can reap increased business growth and success. Joining the DHF also gives members a voice when lobbying government, standards bodies, etc.

You can find a comprehensive overview of DHF membership benefits within the Join DHF section. However, as members of the DHF and Metal Doorsets Group you would enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Derive business benefit and increase sales from the synergy between door makers, doorset suppliers and door hardware suppliers, working together to:
  1. actively promote industry standards
  2. meet current and future legislation
  3. position DHF members as the leaders in the UK door market
  • Benefit from the credibility of belonging to the DHF, the respected organisation which is raising standards of professionalism, has a code of conduct, minimum Quality Assured technical standards and offers peace of mind to the specifier and end user.
  • Get your products to the market before your non DHF member competitions (as a DHF member you help set new standards covering building hardware products from the start - non members only learn about standards once they have been published).
  • Opportunity to talk to the major police, insurance and housebuilding organisations who actively encourage consumer and trade specification of building hardware products which meet the standards.
  • Access to the largest library of building hardware related technical guides and best practice guides in Europe
  • Constantly kept up to date with ever changing legislation
  • Promote your company on the DHF website

For further information regarding membership benefits, membership criteria, and to apply for membership please download the DHF Membership Pack and Application Form



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