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Code of Conduct

The BIID Code of Conduct states the principles and ethical standards for members of the Institute.

The British Institute of Interior Design issues the Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics (hereinafter called 'The Code') for the compliance of all its members, in whatever capacity they practice, in all categories of professional membership. 

The Institute is committed to leading and supporting good professional practice and competence in the field of interior design, and its responsibilities to society, clients, fellow interior designers, suppliers and the interior design industry. All professional members, as a condition of membership of the Institute, undertake to abide by the Code. 

Click here to download the Code of Conduct.

The previous Code of Conduct was in place from 2010 to 31st March 2021 and can be downloaded here 

Please note:  

Whilst Members shall conform to existing laws, regulations and professional codes as established by the country in which they conduct their practice, the Institute shall have the power only to enforce its own Code. Any member, who, in the opinion of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute, has acted in contravention of the Institute's Code, may be cautioned, suspended or expelled from membership. Such action shall only occur after a member has been given the opportunity to answer all allegations of misconduct brought by the Disciplinary Committee. The decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be final and binding. 

Find out more about the BIID complaints procedure.

It is imperative that the interior design industry is taken as seriously as any other and we therefore require our members to abide by a strict Code of Conduct that reflects professionalism and integrity.

Katherine Elworthy

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