Schools, Organisations and Associations
- Channel Business Centre, Ingles Manor Castle Hill AvenueFolkestoneKentCT20 2RD50501
Stone Federation Great Britain is the official trade association for the natural stone industry with over 100 years' experience in connecting architects, designers, specifiers and clients with the finest stone professionals. We are passionate about promoting natural stone as the material of choice as well as positioning ourselves as the source point for all things stone.
- 10 Molasses Row, York Road LondonGreater LondonSW11 3UX50503
The Society of British and International Design is the standard-bearer organisation of the profession of interior design in Britain and abroad, representing members in practice, education and industry. SBID supports the profession locally, nationally and internationally and is part of a global network of 50,000 designers who are professionally accredited. SBID is the British organisation selected by the 16 nation members of the European Council of Interior Architects and the NCIDQ in the USA and Canada to represent their professional accreditation standards in Britain.
- Fourwinds House BaldertonChesterCheshireCH4 9LF50503
The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) is the official body representing the UK’s growing professional organising industry. Our growing nationwide membership represents interiors experts who help clients make the most of their living or working space and bring order to their homes, offices and lives. Our members include professional organisers who specialise in home and business environments, interior design and decoration, home staging for sale and help with moving house or downsizing. Member projects range from designing storage solutions for single rooms to managing whole house or office moves from planning to implementation. The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) was founded in 2004 in response to a growing nationwide interest in clutter-free living. APDO is a not-for-profit association which makes it easy for people throughout the UK to find a professional organiser who complies with professional standards. Clients can be assured that APDO members are required to adhere to a professional Code of Ethics, provide evidence of adequate public liability and professional indemnity insurance, and comply with UK data protection legislation by registration with the Information Commissioner's Office. When working with an APDO member, please refer back to our website, www.apdo-uk.co.uk to verify their membership and specialism.
- 503 Design Centre East Chelsea HarbourLondonGreater LondonSW10 0XF50503
KLC is a established design school with an international reputation for providing career focused education with a rounded practical approach. The school is uniquely located in the heart of the interior design industry at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour - ideally situated to allow students to absorb many wonderful heritage and cutting edge buildings, interiors, gardens and museums. Emphasis is placed on creating a professional, friendly and inclusive environment with a focus on individual development to help students achieve their full, creative potential and derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their studies. Tutors ensure from the start of a course that students have a real sense of belonging, are well orientated to the surrounding area, and form friendships through social gatherings so they can fully engage with the learning process. Extensive academic, welfare and careers support is provided for students. The school benefits from the broad range of industry links built up over the years which includes a prestigious Advisory Board and also works closely with the KLC Alumni Association. In recognition of the value of design and the ability of designers to improve the quality of people’s lives at home, work or leisure, wherever possible, validated courses include the opportunity for students to work on at least one community project. The school offers a wide range of accessible and flexible study methods. It is known for providing a high quality learning and teaching experience via both on site and online learning and has become a leading exponent of online delivery in recent years. Our Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) courses are validated by the University of Brighton.
- TilburyEssexRM18 7ND50501
The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (or BiKBBI as we’re better known), is the UK’s first and only government sanctioned and not-for-profit registered organisation dedicated to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation sector. With over 4,600 installation specialists registered nationally, BiKBBI represents the largest network of independently accredited installation specialists in Great Britain. The organisation is responsible for Education, including CPD and Apprenticeships, Standards and the support of key stakeholders including consumers seeking the services of professional installers.
- CastlefordWest YorkshireWF10 5HW50501
The Timber Decking and Cladding Association provides guidance and advice on how to specify, choose and build timber decking and cladding structures properly. We exist to promote and encourage best practice to ensure your timber structures deliver the service life they are capable of.
- 66 Portland Place LondonGreater LondonW1B 1AD
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession. This website is neither owned nor controlled by the RIBA and the use of the RIBA’s name, logo and trade marks is under licence from the RIBA. The RIBA does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of this website and its resources and your access and use of such services and content is at your own risk. The RIBA only promotes RIBA accredited Chartered Practices who comply with strict criteria covering insurance, health and safety and quality management systems. To find a Chartered Practice that is right for your project, please visit our Find an Architect service at architecture.com (see Website icon link above).
- Horticulture House, Manor CourtChiltonOxfordshireOX11 0RN
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) comprises accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK. The rigorous inspection process to join is the toughest within the industry. Along with the initial inspection, each member is inspected annually to ensure each member has up to date insurances, complies with health and safety law and their quality of work is to the highest possible. The APL is the only landscaping scheme operator of Trustmark, a Government endorsed initiative that promotes professional trades to consumers.
- Landscape House, Stoneleigh Park WarwickshireWarwickshireCV8 2LG
The British Association of Landscape Industries, is established to promote, support and inspire all professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically, and commercially sustainable landscape industry. BALI's aim is to be the Trade Association of choice for the nation's landscape professionals by delivering exceptional business, technical and promotional support for our members. Member businesses include landscapers, landscape contractors, grounds maintenance contractors, interior landscapers, gardeners, garden designers and suppliers. Our members also have specialist skills in treework, disabled gardens, gardens designs, gardening, fencing, hard landscaping, soft landscaping, turf, lawn care, trees and shrubs, hydroseeding, interiorscapes, drainage, groundworks, roof gardens, sports ground.
- Society of Garden Designers 44-46 Wollaton RoadBeestonNottinghamshireNG9 2HR
The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has been championing excellence in garden design for over 30 years. It is the only professional association for garden designers in the UK and counts some of the UK’s leading garden and landscape designers among its growing membership. It is active both nationally and internationally, promoting its aims through its journal, workshops, seminars, conferences and annual SGD Awards scheme.
- Unit 101, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood Street LiverpoolMerseysideL1 4DQ
The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession. We will be uploading examples of RIBA Award winning architecture in the North West region.
- Unit 2, Phoenix Park Eaton SoconSt NeotsCambridgeshirePE19 8EP
CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for over 3,700 member companies worldwide who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; providing opportunities, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA works for you.
- LondonGreater Londonn1 7ru
The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Passivhaus is the leading international low energy, design standard. Over 65,000 buildings have been designed, built and tested to this standard worldwide. The Trust aims to promote the principles of Passivhaus as a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.
- www.homestaging.org.uk LondonGreater LondonW4 5YA
The Home Staging Association UK is the Home Staging professionals' organisation in the United Kingdom, representing active certified members, training and the industry. The HSAUK provides support and information to all professionals in the Home Staging industry, contributing for the active growth and recognition. You can register with us as a professional, or turn to us to find your Home Staging Professional: www.homestaging.org.uk Staged homes sell faster. Register as a member or find your home staging professional.
- 4 Eastgate House AndoverSP10 1EP
The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) – is a member of BSPF, the British Swimming Pool Federation who are members of EUSA, the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations. Creating a swimming pool demands a wide range of Who is Spataspecialist skills. A well-installed pool provides years of healthy pleasure – and a healthy increase in the value of your property, as well. To have a trouble-free installation, it is essential to select a reputable supplier. Members SPATA have to meet minimum criteria before they are accepted into membership. SPATA sets standards governing the construction and operation of pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms – our members have to follow these. Pool contractor members’ work is inspected before they can join, and periodically re-inspected afterwards. We look at the standards of their work and their trading ethics. SPATA has member companies that design, install, equip and maintain domestic and commercial swimming pools, throughout the UK and Ireland. Their combined annual turnover exceeds £200 million.