FMB Green Builders
If you are looking for a builder to carry out energy efficient repairs, maintenance and improvement works to your home or even a builder to create your dream sustainable home please check the FMB's find-a-builder website or contact your local FMB office who can advise you of local specialists 'green' builders.
Each year the FMB's Master Builder of the year awards, which can only be won by builders who have been nominated by highly satisfied clients, recognise builders that have made a significant contribution to 'green' building through it's Waste Minimisation category for the builder who demonstrates the adoption of best practice, designed to minimise waste and disposal costs, increase resource efficiency and increase profits. As well as it's Energy Efficiency category for the project that demonstrates the best use of energy efficiency features, designed to save energy, reduce costs and the overall environmental impact.
The FMB is working with all its members to help encourage environmentally conscious building work. There are plenty of other builders that deserve a mention. The next section highlights just a few.
Judging is currently underway for the 10th Anniversary Master Builder of the Year Awards. The awards will highlight more builders that have achieved excellence in environmentally responsible construction. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 11th March 2011 and the prizes will be presented by Location, Location Location’s Phil Spencer.
Builder: English Construction, Bowbook, shrewsbury
Project: English Construction’s latest project was an 18-bed extension to a care home for the elderly in Morda, Oswestry. With waste minimisation as one of the core tenets of the business, the company has become so waste-efficient that over the 18-month construction period they only filled 2 skip loads of rubbish.
Award: Category Winner, Waste Minimisation, 2008
Builder: Earthdome Ltd, Teddington, Middlesex
Project: Bob Harris of Earthdome Ltd was tasked with turning a down-at-heel, energy guzzling 1960s townhouse into a future-proofed, low carbon, healthy family home
Award: Category Winner, Energy Efficiency, 2008
Builder: Stephen Mulligan, M.B. Contracts (Mulligan Brothers)
Project: Creation of a development of 21 traditional Irish-style cottages reusing steel, timber and insulation from existing timber cottages, and roof tiles recycled from car dashboards
Award: Category Winner, Waste Minimisation, 2007
Builder: R.J. Gulley (Builders)
Project: Innovative and super insulated new home built using traditionally jointed timber frame and straw bales.
Award: Category Winner, Energy Efficiency, 2007
Builder: English Construction
Practices: A wide understanding of resource efficiency and adoption of a long-term view to waste minimisation. Appointed a Waste Champion, provided formal training for employees/sub-contractors and is in the process of drawing up a Site Waste Management Plan.
Award: Category Winner, Waste Minimisation, 2006