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About the PDA

As the UK’s largest trade and employers’ association for contractors in the painting and decorating industry, the PDA has members across the length and breadth of the country, and has been committed to encouraging best practice across the industry since 1894.

The member organisations within the PDA vary from sole-traders to large national contractors with works carried out ranging from commercial, industrial, decorative and domestic to specialised hand painted kitchens, sign work, paperhanging and murals. Our comprehensive ‘Find a Decorator’ search facility allows you to browse our membership according to your specifications.

Being a member of the PDA distinguishes professional businesses from the crowd as they adhere to the PDACode of Practice which demonstrates their commitment to professional, quality workmanship and fair practice throughout their business activities. The support of the PDA also gives both the member and customer peace of mind in the unlikelihood of something going wrong as we offer arbitration reconciliation service so you know help is at hand.    

Because the PDA is a non-profit organisation we do not act the same as other corporate companies you find online. The monies generated from member commitment and associate support is reinvested to ensure the industry receives national and international representation. The PDA holds key relationships with membership organisations, government bodies, local authorities, training bodies, colleges, manufacturers, suppliers and the media to maintain standards whilst supporting and promoting new initiatives, innovations, legislation, campaigns and our members within the industry.

The association holds numerous committees, councils, networking and training events over the year on a national and regional scale. We also celebrate excellence from across the industry at the Premier Trophy Awards and Apprentice/Trainee Award, and the Paperhanger of the Year competition. Visit our ‘Events’ and ‘Awards’ page for further information.

To read about the fascinating story of the PDA, click here. or here for full Terms and conditions

2002

July: British Decorators Association and Painting and Decorating Federation merged.

150th Anniversary Video

1947

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire branches join to form the North East region as it remains today.

1918

West Ridings association becomes the Yorkshire branch of the National Federation of Master Painters and Decorators of England and Wales (NFMP&D).

1894

23-24-25 October: Master Painter Edward Harland invited his peers in Bradford to form an Association 1st Convention of Masters Painters, Memorial Hall Manchester.

Creation of 2 societies:

  • The National Association of Master Painters of England and Wales (to become painting and decorating association
  • The Institute of British House Painters and Decorators (British Decorators Association)

First rules of the societies established

1893

National Federation of Scotland.

1881

Publication of the Journal of decorative art.

1853

Several local associations of Master Painters - First on records in of meetings in West Ridings in Yorkshire.

Joining The PDA

Support and Growth

  • Legal Support
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Employment
  • Tax Support

Knowledge and Skills

  • Product Information
  • Training
  • Technical Advice

Market Profile

  • Free Profile on Website
  • Certification of Quality
  • Competitions

Influencing

  • Representation
  • A Voice for the Industry

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