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Builders bullish despite rising costs

Published date: 24 April 2017

The start to 2017 proved to be a positive one for the UK’s construction SMEs. The first quarter of 2017 saw rising workloads in every devolved nation and English region, despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Construction apprenticeships at record high

Published date: 21 April 2017

The past decade has seen a boom in apprenticeships with 2016 achieving record numbers according to figures released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

FMB Insurance new home structural warranties operate to protect home buyers

Published date: 17 April 2017

FMB Insurance joining the Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) provides a genuine commitment to maintaining excellent ...

D&C policy is now underwritten by Argo Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s

Published date: 13 April 2017

Lloyd’s of London is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers...

New consumer code will increase protection for new home buyers

Published date: 10 April 2017

FMB Insurance is delighted to become a Registered Code User of the Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH), which has been approved by...

Protect your business from van theft

Published date: 03 April 2017

The UK has seen a rapid increase in the number of tool and van thefts that are taking place, but despite this, seven out of ten tradesmen still regularly leave their tools in their vans according to research conducted by simply business.

DON'T LET THE RISE IN INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX PUT YOUR BUILD IN JEOPARDY

Published date: 29 March 2017

Insurance tax is set to double in less than two years - after Mr Hammond outlined in his Autumn Statement that the “Insurance premium tax” will increase from....

MUM THE BUILDER

Published date: 26 March 2017

Did you know that women twice as likely to take charge of building projects? According to new research conducted by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), when it comes to making vital decisions regarding building work, women are twice as likely to have the final say on the style and scope of the …

Construction skills shortage gets worse

Published date: 26 January 2017

The skills shortage in the construction industry has got worse and has now spread beyond bricklayers and carpenters to other key trades, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Getting through the cold weather on site

Published date: 12 January 2017

Thursday and Friday looks set to bring the first snow of 2017. With sites now back up and running from the Christmas break, if the ‘Thundersnow’ is on it’s way to your region, it’s time to think about how you can best prepare for the wintry conditions.

Getting ready to start work on your New Home site

Published date: 10 January 2017

Our top tips to ensure that your new build goes smoothly, as well as future-proofing the build for up to 10 years post-completion with a new homes structural warranty from FMB Insurance.

70% of builders report material price hikes, warns FMB

Published date: 09 January 2017

70% of UK builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the depreciation of the pound...

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