If you're a professional upcycler you'll want to become a member of the House of Upcycling and take advantage of the support, information and opportunities uniquely available to the community who belong to the UK's leading professional representative. Even if you're not a member of HOU, you can still take advantage of the wealth of industry experience and knowledge our Founder Chris Billinghurst offers, by joining our InSight programme, suitable for amateurs hoping to become a professional upcycler through to the more experienced artisan.
In 2016, the House of Upcycling was the very first organisation to offer professional upcyclers, artcyclers and furniture artists a platform that celebrated their work as well as providing bespoke business support. Today, with a decade's experience in every aspect of the artisans world - from paint to accounts, promotion to couriers - we continue to elevate the craft's standards and status and support our members, sharing a variety of opportunities that no other platform currently provides to its community.
As the UK's authority on professional upcycling for interiors, we represent the industry at its highest level with our members operating as masters of their craft. We have therefore decided for 2024 to offer just one level of membership.
Once you have applied using our form below, please allow 5 working days for us to respond. Making an application does not automatically entitle you to membership - if we do not feel you are quite ready to become a member. we will offer advice on how to elevate your business to be in a position to re-apply.
FOR MEMBERS: All members of the House of Upcycling are offered an hour's consultation with founder Chris Billinghurst when they first join. After the initial online meeting, an hour's free discussion via Zoom with Chris is available up to a maximum of five times a year. We are also about to offer more specialised mentorship, which includes aspects of creativity and design as well as business operation. This will be operated by our senior leadership panel - watch our social media for more information.
CPD DAYS: New for 2024 - Continuing Professional Development Days. Offered to both members of The House of Upcycling as well as non-members. To include:
workshops covering vital creative business skills including furniture styling and photography
social media management, SEO and website building
visits to places of historic, design or craft skill interest
access to other professionals' creatives studios
tutelage in other elements of running a business including marketing, accountancy, branding etc.
The only business support programme specifically designed for the professional upcycler, whether new, early stage or experienced. For both HOU members and non-members, try InSight for size. Click here to request more information on the InSight course.