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Benefits of membership


Specifiers and end users of industrial and commercial building products, as well as domestic customers, increasingly want the reassurance of quality, safety and compliance with legislation when choosing products. Membership of a progressive trade association such as dhf 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. 

When you join dhf, you will be 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), Conformity Marking (UKCA/UKNI/CE), 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 (DLUHC).
  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. dhf assists with getting you business through the official dhf member search function, as well as raising awareness within new ‘untapped’ markets. 
  8. Full members are entitled to use the dhf logo on websites, vehicles and other marketing material you produce including signage used externally on properties.
  9. 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.
  10. dhf works hard to help reduce non-compliant companies in the market place that are undercutting responsible businesses.
  11. Although dhf serves over 500 members, it still remains a personable organisation with friendly staff ready to help with all of your queries.
  12. 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.
  • Full membership allows you to promote your company on the dhf website member search.
  • Full membership allows you to use the dhf logo and shows your customers that you meet dhf standards, 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 UKCA & CE labels, declaration of conformity pads and 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, a highly-respected organisation which is raising standards of professionalism, provides minimum quality assured technical standards and offers peace of mind to the consumer.

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Door & Hardware Federation, The Barn, Shuttington Fields Farm, Main Road, Shuttington, Tamworth, B79 0HA
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