26 Mar Why Hire a Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Member?
Hiring the right builder for your next project!
When people decide to have building work done, quite often, one of the first things they do is to ask around friends and family for recommendations on which builder to choose. Sometimes this is the easiest way to find a builder, but you can’t always be sure that the one you choose is the best builder for you. Whether you rely on local recommendations or not, you should make sure you choose a professional builder who is a Federation of Master Builders (FMB) member.
The FMB was established in 1941 and is the UK’s largest non-profit trade association. It has worked solidly ever since to continuously drive up building standards to ensure customers get the best quality and customer satisfaction.
Becoming a Master Builder
Only builders who pass the FMBs strict vetting process and meet the membership criteria are accepted as members. This includes being able to show a proven 12 months of trading, pass an independent inspection, credit and director checks, and they must have public and employer’s liability insurance in place. Member inspections are carried out every two years to ensure standards are kept high.
How Does the FMB Help You?
The FMB wants customers to have the best building quality possible. That’s why they do all the necessary checks for you so that you don’t have to waste precious time beforehand and so that you can be sure that the builder you choose is a competent and trusted trader. The FMB also pledges to provide ongoing training with contracts and warranty protection for building work carried out by its members. FMB members are also government approved by their Trust Mark accreditation. All this means you can be sure of the best result from the best builders.
Complete Peace of Mind
Building work on your property can be stressful and not a little worrying, whether the job is large or small. In most cases, building projects are carried out according to strict regulations and, more often than not, completed within the agreed time limits leaving the customer happy with a job well done.
Sometimes, things can go wrong, and if this happens, you need to know that the FMB operates a government-approved Dispute Resolution Service. There is a comprehensive complaint and dispute procedure designed to solve problems and settle disputes between builders and customers as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The Federation’s website is a useful source of information as it sets out an easy-to-read and understandable timeline graphic to guide customers through the complaints and dispute resolution process. The FMB can also refer you to an independent mediator to help you reach a satisfactory resolution.
Proud of Our Membership
S & M Solutions Ltd is proud to be a Federation of Master Builders member. We know how important it is to find the right builder for your project, and knowing that we are FMB members can give all our clients extra peace of mind and recommendations from our former clients.
You can verify our membership of the FMB by clicking on the logo below, or ask us any questions you may have about the FMB or your building project by giving us a call – we’d be happy to talk to you.