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The New Homes Marketing Board (NHMB) was established in 1982 by the House Builders Federation (now Home Builders Federation) to promote the benefits of new homes to the general public at large.
In addition to raising awareness of the benefits of new homes, the NHMB also promotes the need for new housing amongst the general public and key opinion formers.
In promoting a positive image of the housing industry’s aims and activities the NHMB supports the HBF’s political and media campaigns.
The activity of NHMB is co-ordinated by HBF’s Marketing Department. The NHMB is supported by HBF members and the majority of house builders registered with the National House Building Council, as well as material producers, suppliers and associated industries. HBF and NHMB members are encouraged to contribute to the promotional work of the NHMB for the benefit of the new homes industry and to utilise the work of the NHMB to support their own public relations at a regional and local level.
The Landscape Institute is an educational charity and chartered body responsible for protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public. It champions well-designed and well-managed urban and rural landscape. The Institute’s accreditation and professional procedures ensure that the designers, managers and scientists who make up the landscape architecture profession work to the highest standards. Its advocacy and education programmes promote the landscape architecture profession as one which focuses on design, environment and community in order to inspire great places where people want to live, work and visit.
The Landscape Institute represents 6000 members who include chartered landscape architects, academics, scientists and students. Our members work for a range of organisations such as local authorities, government agencies and in private practice. They are involved in a broad range of tasks including masterplanning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.
The Institute provides services to assist members including support and promotion of the work of landscape architects; information and guidance to the public and industry about the specific expertise offered by those in the profession; and training and educational advice to students and professionals looking to build upon their experience.
Our mission is to build the professional community of landscape architects in the service of the public interest. Our vision is to create a thriving society and environment through inspirational places.
As the UK’s sole association supporting and advocating best practice in interior design, BIID promotes the interior design and decoration professions. It is committed to the advancement of the professional practice of interior design and the creation of a comprehensive vision for the design challenges of the future.
CEDIA is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, an international trade organisation spanning three continents with a global membership of over 3,500 companies. Its members specialise in the planning, design, supply, installation, integration, concealment and control of automated electronic systems for the modern, intelligent home. They can install anything from multi-room audio systems and home cinemas to complete home networks and sub-systems which intelligently control lighting, security, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and even garden facilities, from lighting to watering.