One of NHIG’s key aims is to promote high standards within the heritage ironwork sector.

When NHIG was formed in 2009, no formal professional standards or codes of practice existed. Therefore to support its aim NHIG initiates projects in order to define and set standards.

Examples of projects to date include:

An important element of these projects is that NHIG works with the sector, acting as a unifying force and representative for professionals, through a consultation process. NHIG supports these standards through general guidance as well as training and education.

Although heritage ironwork standards are in the early stages of development we trust these will evolve as additional projects are completed.