HAI forms relationships with other organisations to share best practice, discuss items of common interest and make business connections to enhance and inform the domestic market. Some of those organisations include:
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association, generally known as BHETA, is the leading trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the DIY, Housewares, Garden and Home Improvement markets in the UK.
HAI is a member of UFEMAT, the European Association of National Builders Merchants, Associations and Manufacturers. It aims to have a real impact upon matters concerning building materials in Europe and hosts an annual Congress.
The Builders Merchants Federation is the active hub of merchant and supplier activity in the UK, working closely with allied industry groups and regulatory bodies such as trading standards and planning departments, to ensure that issues affecting member merchants and suppliers are tackled promptly and effectively.