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SME Builders: 5 tips for securing payment

Published date: 06 November 2017

As late payments continue to have negative effects on Construction SMEs, here are 5 tips for securing payment.

Three quarters of builders under threat from ‘cowboy clients’

Published date: 06 November 2017

The latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveals ‘cowboy clients’ are hampering SME construction businesses.

Garden villages: a new solution tackling the housing crisis?

Published date: 25 October 2017

The government may have approved proposals for 14 new ‘garden villages’ across England – but what exactly are they and can these homes help tackle the UK’s housing crisis?

8 smart ways to choose your Structural Insurance provider

Published date: 12 October 2017

As the Structural Warranty market sees a number of new entrants, do you really know what you should be looking for in a warranty provider? FMB Insurance is on hand to help you find the best cover.

Lack of lending & finance still an obstacle for SME builders

Published date: 12 September 2017

A lack of available small sites and a lack of finance top the list of barriers to SME house builders increasing their delivery of new homes, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB).

Win £100 worth of amazing vouchers!!

Published date: 01 September 2017

Win £100 worth of amazing vouchers by sending FMB Insurance your Van & Fleet renewal details!

The UK housing crisis solved by offsite construction?

Published date: 31 August 2017

Offsite manufacturing can only take us so far in terms of solving London’s housing crisis, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The home warranty, trusted by lenders

Published date: 14 August 2017

FMB Insurance Build Assure New Home structural warranty is widely accepted by the UK’s mortgage lenders, including the majority of the country’s top banks and building societies.

7 ways to beat the hike on Van Cover

Published date: 09 August 2017

Before you cough up for next year’s cover, there are a number of simple and practical ways of driving down the cost of insuring your van.

Homeowners, don't expose yourself to bad practice

Published date: 03 August 2017

Hiring a contractor who is uninsured is a risk you don’t want to take – but that’s exactly what homeowners are doing. Here are four top tips to protect homeowners from cowboy builders.

Soaring material costs for SMES

Published date: 31 July 2017

New research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveals a third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers.

Sluggish growth for Construction SMES

Published date: 24 July 2017

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) the SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, but at a slower rate in most parts of the UK.


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