Why Hire a Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Member?

Hiring the right builder for your next project!


Are you planning your next construction project? It’s essential to make the right choice when selecting a builder. While seeking recommendations from friends and family can be a helpful starting point, it doesn’t guarantee that the builder you choose is the best fit for your specific needs. To ensure you’re hiring a professional who meets the highest standards, consider opting for a builder who is a member of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Becoming a Master Builder

Established in 1941, the FMB is the largest non-profit trade association in the UK, committed to enhancing building standards and ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction. Becoming a Master Builder is no simple feat – only builders who pass the FMB’s rigorous vetting process and meet stringent membership criteria are accepted. These criteria include demonstrating at least 12 months of successful trading, passing an independent inspection, undergoing credit and director checks, and maintaining public and employer liability insurance. Members are subject to inspections every two years to uphold these high standards.

How Does the FMB Help You?

Wondering how FMB membership benefits you? The FMB streamlines the process for customers by conducting all the necessary checks, sparing you valuable time and ensuring that your chosen builder is a trustworthy and competent professional. They also provide ongoing training, contract assistance, and warranty protection for work carried out by their members. Moreover, FMB members hold government-approved Trust Mark accreditation, a testament to their commitment to excellence. Peace of mind during your construction project is invaluable. While most building projects adhere to strict regulations and timelines, unforeseen issues can arise. In such cases, the FMB offers a government-approved Dispute Resolution Service. This service includes a comprehensive complaint and dispute procedure designed to resolve problems and settle disputes between builders and customers efficiently. The FMB website provides an easy-to-follow timeline graphic to guide you through the complaints and dispute resolution process. Additionally, the FMB can connect you with an independent mediator to help achieve a satisfactory resolution.

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 are often 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. A comprehensive complaint and dispute procedure is 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

At S & M Solutions Ltd, we take great pride in our membership with the Federation of Master Builders. We understand the significance of choosing the right builder for your project, and our FMB membership gives our clients confidence and assurance. You can easily verify our FMB membership by clicking on the logo below or contacting us with any questions about the FMB or your construction project. We’re here to provide the information and support you need, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities. Choose S & M Solutions Ltd for a successful and worry-free building experience.


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