The Federation of Master Builders


Is price the best indication of value?

Published date: 04 May 2017

We all are constantly on a quest to find the best value. We don’t need the ‘best’ of everything but what we do demand is value for money. Insurance should never be based on price alone.

Immigration and skills key to success of next Government

Published date: 02 May 2017

The next Government must ensure the construction sector has enough skilled workers post-Brexit or its housing and infrastructure manifesto pledges will be redundant...


Published date: 28 April 2017

Before plunging into your DIY project here are some useful tips help your project run smoothly and successfully...

Homeowner satisfaction with new homes remains high

Published date: 27 April 2017

The latest National New Home Customer Satisfaction survey carried out by NHBC on behalf of the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has revealed...

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.


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....


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 …


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