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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.

5 of the Best Construction Ted Talks

Published date: 17 July 2017

TED talks share the best ideas, from some of the best in the industry. Here are 5 of the greatest construction and architecture TED talks that are guaranteed to get you thinking...

Stand out as a reputable builder

Published date: 11 July 2017

Home renovations are on the rise, so now is the time to up your game and start attracting more business. Here are our top tips for how you can stand out as a reputable local builder...

Do's and Don'ts for self build success

Published date: 04 July 2017

Whether you are wanting to create a great home on a modest budget or a unique state of the art build, there are a number of dos and don’ts that you should be aware of to make a dream home reality...

The cost of building the world's greatest wonders today

Published date: 29 June 2017

From ancient temples to the awe-inspiring architecture, what would it cost to build these most famous landmarks today?

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