The Federation of Master Builders

About the FMB


What is the FMB?

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry, representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms, the FMB is an independent, non-profit organisation, lobbying for members' interests at both the national and local level.

Master Builders can access a range of business support services to help grow, improve and protect their businesses. FMB members are professionally vetted and independently inspected on joining and can offer a warranty on all their work. To gain inspiration for your building project, and to find a Master Builder, use our free Find a Builder service.


When it comes to building quality, you deserve better. That's why for over 75 years, the FMB has championed continuous improvement in building standards.

The FMB goes beyond simple checks and ratings; we independently inspect and vet our members upon joining to provide credible proof of their calibre.

We also provide ongoing training, contracts and warranties for our members, so whether you're a Master Builder or a client dreaming of a masterpiece, you're assured of a better experience.

Building better means building trust - as a member you know your business will be supported and promoted, and as a homeowner you can rest easy in the knowledge that your project is being handled by the right people.

Look for the badge you can trust and build better today!

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FMB Mission and Values

The FMB’s mission is for our members; Master Builders, to be recognised by clients and peers as the best in the building industry.

This mission is underpinned by our commitment to empowering our members with credibility, a voice in government and business support, whilst always protecting the public from cowboy builders.


We aim to ensure that that Master Builders are recognised as quality-assured contractors and are the first choice when choosing a building company

A Voice in Government

We engage effectively with government and ensure our members' concerns can be heard and addressed at the national and local level.

Business Support

We provide a range of one-stop-shop support services that help our members' businesses prosper.

Protecting the public

We're committed to raising building standards and professionalism throughout the industry to help protect the public from cowboy builders.

The FMB’s core values support our mission statement as well as our organisation's culture. Our values are the essence of the FMB’s identity, and help ensure that members are at the heart of everything we do.

In short, our four key values consist of being Professional, Commercial, Positive and Collaborative.


We aim to perform to the highest standards possible, and we're always seeking ways to improve.


We look to be business-focused and to maximise the commercial value of all FMB’s activities


We always look to actively engage with challenges and to be solutions-focused in our approach.


We want to work together - with respect and honesty as ‘one team’; putting the members at the heart of everything we do.


The FMB is a proud recipient of the silver-level Investors in People accreditation.

Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. With a community spanning 75 countries worldwide, successful accreditation against the Investors in People standard is the sign of a great employer, a great place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.

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