The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the leading source for all matters of the building industry.
Since its formation in January 1946 as the Builders and Associated Trades Association, the HIA has taken to great lengths to protect the interests of the nation’s housing industry and its stakeholders. They bank on the consultation with members to further advance the needs of the trades sector at government level.
Homeowners looking to tap firms in specific housing-related disciplines, such as kitchen and bathroom remodelling or homebuilding, will be at ease finding them under the HIA umbrella. The national body has tough guidelines to ensure that all member-firms and professionals provide quality service while being held accountable to the highest standards, as stated in the HIA National Code of Ethics. One sign that a contractor is ready to be of premium service is when they have been certified as full members with proper accreditation.
Contractors of any stripe have everything to gain by undergoing membership in the HIA. Association membership brings with it a raft of benefits, including coaching for fledgling businesses, legal and insurance assistance, networking with fellow operators, and apprentice training programmes.
If you’re contractor seeking a piece of the action in the property market, there’s nothing to be afraid of when you are abiding by strong rules that help balance the playing field for all tradespeople. The HIA will be ready to listen to your enquiries.