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What is
HICS?

The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Scheme (HICS) is a leading consumer protection organisation that gives consumers confidence when choosing accredited installers for their home improvement project.

How does HICS protect consumers?

HICS is designed to ensure that traders operate to a high standard.

Whether you are an installer providing home improvement services or a customer looking to obtain a quote for home improvements such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, double glazing, conservatories, solar panels, renewable energy products and most types of home improvements, you should contact HICS for more information.

The protection offered by HICS, which includes comprehensive insurance backed guarantees and first class mediation services, ensures consumers are protected before, during and after their installation.

This level of protection helps provide consumers with the trust, confidence and peace of mind that their installation will be carried out by a vetted installer; and that HICS’ expert mediation team can assist to help resolve any disputes should any problems arise.

HICS is approved by Government under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015.

Our Brand Ambassador

George Clarke, architect, TV presenter and home improvement champion, continues as a passionate consumer advocate and Brand Ambassador of HICS. Widely known for his recent work on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year and Old House New Home, George joined HICS in 2019 as an ardent supporter of high standards in the home improvement industry and protecting and educating consumers.

The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Scheme (HICS) is a leading consumer protection organisation that gives consumers confidence when choosing accredited installers for their home improvement project.

How does HICS protect consumers?

HICS is designed to ensure that traders operate to a high standard.

Whether you are an installer providing home improvement services or a customer looking to obtain a quote for home improvements such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, double glazing, conservatories, solar panels, renewable energy products and most types of home improvements, you should contact HICS for more information.

The protection offered by HICS, which includes comprehensive insurance backed guarantees and first class mediation services, ensures consumers are protected before, during and after their installation.

This level of protection helps provide consumers with the trust, confidence and peace of mind that their installation will be carried out by a vetted installer; and that HICS’ expert mediation team can assist to help resolve any disputes should any problems arise.

HICS is approved by Government under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015.

Our Brand Ambassador

George Clarke, architect, TV presenter and home improvement champion, continues as a passionate consumer advocate and Brand Ambassador of HICS. Widely known for his recent work on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year and Old House New Home, George joined HICS in 2019 as an ardent supporter of high standards in the home improvement industry and protecting and educating consumers.

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