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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.

Like so many federations, dhf has many benefits to being a member.  The usual business insurance discount schemes and HR advice come as standard. 

However, with dhf, you are joining the largest federation of its kind for your industry.  Look at what else is on offer:

  1. Easy source of information - with our combined years of expertise and knowledge you can be assured that the information you receive is second to none.
  2. dhf has a wealth of information available to members on Construction Products Regulation (CPR), CE marking, Machinery Directive, and European Standards.
  3. The federation is involved in the creation of British and European Standards affecting the industry, which enables you to have your input into the development of standards in the UK as well as Europe, so you help to shape the industry in which you work.
  4. Becoming a dhf member gives you access to trade bodies such as the Construction Products Association and Build UK amongst others.
  5. dhf works closely on its members’ behalf with enforcement authorities and government bodies including, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Trading Standards and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
  6. dhf is widely recognised as the leading industry authority by key influencers, including, Secured by Design (Police), NHBC (housing) and RISC Authority (Insurance). 
  7. By adhering to the dhf Code of Practice, gives you credibility with the consumer.
  8. dhf assists with getting you business through its website as well as raising awareness within new ‘untapped’ markets. 
  9. You are entitled to use the dhf logo on your stationery and marketing material you produce including signage used externally on properties or vehicles.
  10. dhf has invested in a superb technical training offering, for a number of areas of business, including Powered Gates, Garage Doors, Industrial Doors and Fire Doors.
  11. dhf is working hard to help reduce non-compliant companies in the market place that are under cutting responsible businesses.
  12. Although dhf serves over 400 members, it still remains a personable company with friendly staff ready to help with all of your queries.
  13. Having trouble resolving an issue or complaint from a customer?  No problem, dhf will support and guide you with the resolution that is right for all concerned.
  14. Last but no means least,dhf has a reputation of raising standards in all the industry and market sectors in which it operates.  Thus raising the demand for quality products and helping companies to compete with imported below standard products.

What does membership of the dhf give you?

  • Joining dhf also gives members a voice when lobbying government, standards bodies, etc.
  • Promote your company on the dhf website
  • Membership of dhf allows you to use the dhf logo and shows your customers that you meet the stringent dhf Code of Conduct, backed by the dhf Warranty, giving you the edge over non-member competitors.
  • You can find a comprehensive overview of dhf membership benefits within the Join dhf section. However, as members of dhf you would enjoy a range of benefits*.
  • Get exclusive access to specialist literature and promotional material such as CE labels, declaration of conformity pads, consumer information sheets to help increase your sales
 

For further information regarding membership benefits, membership criteria, and to make an enquiry about membership please visit the apply for membership page of this site and complete the enquiry form. 

* including benefiting 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 consumer.

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