2018 NHIC Annual Awards

November 22nd, 2018, London

44th NHIC Annual Awards Evening to be held on Thursday
the 22nd November 2018 at One Whitehall Place, London.

About The 2018 Black Tie Awards Event

Since 1974 the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards have recognised achievement in UK Housing and have grown over the years to become highly regarded as the premier event in the home improvement and modernisation sector. This year the NHIC is proud to announce the creation of The George Clarke Medal, which it will proudly host as part of its prestigious Black Tie Awards Ceremony on the 22nd of November 2018.

Sponsored by TrustMark
The business that has delivered the highest levels of consumer confidence to its customers

TrustMark as the Government Endorsed Standards Scheme recognises that many businesses strive to achieve higher levels of services, Standards and protection when delivering to their customers.  TrustMark wishes to recognise a business that has demonstrated through its delivery of the business functions an exemplary level of service and a care for its customers.

We welcome submissions from businesses within the wider sectors of industry that are registered with any of the recognised home services and improvement schemes to apply for this award.  The key areas for the business to demonstrate are the availability of choice, consumer comfort, protection and overall satisfaction from their customers.

The business will have to opportunity to be featured in the development of the new quality mark being developed for the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement, energy efficiency and retrofit scheme areas as it is developed over the next 12-18 months.

Sponsored by Quality Assured National Warranties
Delivering community benefit through home improvement, Sponsored by Quality Assured National Warranties

Delivering community benefit through home improvement, sponsored by Quality Assured National Warranties This category is keen to discover and showcase the real benefits to communities which home improvement alongside repair, maintenance and improvement works can have.

Entrants should consider how the project, product or change in working practice improved living standards and/or generated enhanced community welfare and a positive sense of place.

This years’ sponsors of this award is Quality Assured National Warranties (QANW) an insurance intermediary company offering a range of insurance backed guarantees and deposit protection policies to member contractors. QANW work closely with building contractors and trade associations from all over the British Isles to allow them to offer an additional degree of consumer protection to their customers to enhance their standards of professionalism. The consumer protection takes the form of a policy of insurance in favour of the householder; and protects the householder in the event that the original installing contractor ceases to trade and is consequently unable to honour their own guarantee. These are issued directly by QANW to the householder whenever work is carried out by a participating contractor.

Sponsored by Schueco UK
Best Use Of Aluminium Systems For Windows, Doors and Facades

This category aims to showcase the positive impact on a buildings’ envelope through the best use of aluminium systems for windows, doors and facades. Entrants may choose to focus their entry on the environmental benefits of such systems focussing on energy savings and the potential impact on reducing occupant energy bills or on the improved building aesthetics resulting in improved living standards. Entrants may also like to consider the impact of using these systems on alongside their installation with regard to raising standards of home improvement and ensuring quality products installed through quality assured professionals. The sponsors of this years’ Awards are Schueco UK which creates sustainable building envelopes that focus on people and their needs in harmony with nature and technology. With more than 4750 employees worldwide, Schueco strives to be the industry leader in terms of service and technology today and in the future. To this end, the company is always developing and testing new products and services for the entire building envelope, taking account of current market trends and standards.

Sponsored by the NHIC Educational Trust
Innovation and Education to Reduce Fuel Poverty

This category seeks to reveal what innovative or educational practices are best in class in 2017 across the home improvement sector with a special focus on the important issue of reducing fuel poverty. Recent data from DECC (2016 Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report, England) showed that fuel poverty numbers are rising once again and the NHIC Educational Trust sees this as a worrying turn of events. Entries are welcomed from any organisation or individual that demonstrates an active consideration in this area. The NHIC Educational Trust promotes awareness through publicity and education on all matters relating to maintenance and improvement of a residential property. It encourages the better use of homes by stimulating activity by householders, the industry, local authorities and government departments.

Sponsored by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association
Innovation and initiatives to promote consumer safety through compliance in bathroom products and installation

This category seeks to identify innovative schemes or best-in-class educational practices that are aimed at driving compliance in the industry. It is open to any organisation or company that can demonstrate an excellent programme in place, to raise awareness of the dangers of using non-compliant bathroom products, and/or the impact of poor installation of compliant products, which is designed to protect the consumer. The tragedy of Grenfell Tower, which highlighted the potential worst-case effects of non-compliance on vulnerable consumers, and the launch of a new Office for Product Safety and Standards by the Government in January this year, have put compliance and consumer safety firmly at the top of the agenda. The sponsor of this award is the Bathroom Manufacturers Association. BMA is a non-profit organisation that represents over 80 major bathroom product manufacturing groups trading in UK and provides a powerful and an influential voice for the industry. The BMA is campaigning to improve awareness amongst consumers, not just of the importance of sourcing compliant ‘fit for purpose’ CE marked products, but also to rid the industry of non-compliant operators.

The George Clarke Medal

Inaugurated this year by the NHIC the George Clarke Medal will recognise and celebrate the UK’s best architect-designed refurbishment/conversion or renovation scheme and is to be awarded annually in association with the NHIC to the architect(s) recognised for the years most outstanding home transformation. It will demonstrate best practice and have resonance with UK Homeowners, inspiring them to tackle transformation projects using architects and SME builders adhering to strict standards and regulations. The Medal will challenge conventional practice and champion innovation in home transformation, evidencing how social and technological aspirations can be met with intelligent design. As with the Manser Medal, those George Clarke winning Medal designs will, over the years create an archive of exemplars to inspire the wider home improvement industry.

Submissions for the Medal can be made online at www/georgeclarkemedla.co.uk Closing date for entries for the George Clarke Medal is Friday 27th of July 2018.

Featured Guest

George Clarke

BA (Hons), UCL Dip (Hons), RIBA, ARB, RICS, CIOB, DA (Hons), DTech (Hons), DCL (Hons).

“I am delighted and honoured that this Medal has been founded in my name as I am totally committed to championing design excellence in all areas of home improvement. In association with the NHIC our aim is to influence both the home improvement sector and the general public in the direction of better design. “ George is an architect, television presenter, campaigner and educator. He passionately believes that architecture, art and design should be accessible to everyone and has the power to transform and enrich lives. “Home is the most powerful form of architecture that affects us all, and if you are lucky enough to have a warm and comfortable roof over your head, it is a very special place indeed”. His tastes and interests are wide-ranging – architecture, painting, photography, furniture, art, clothing, motorcycle and bike design. For him, the vital key is whether they have been designed with passion and integrity. We look forward to the Awards Event where will deliver a talk addressing the purpose and inspiration behind the Award amongst other topics.

Awarding The George Clarke Medal

Watch our video of the 2017 winners

Pricing &  Registration

Please see below for the price of a ticket as well as the line up of the event. Please contact us with any special requirement or queries.

Welcome Reception With Drinks


Evening Meal

Black Tie Awards Event


This years’ Awards are proudly supported by:

Enter Now!

Companies and organisations working in disciplines covered by the award categories can enter a project or projects completed within the past year. In this way they can take advantage of the opportunity to raise the profile of themselves and the many inspirational initiatives that are characteristic of our nation’s outstanding ingenuity in the field of housing.

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