Membership criteria table

Only builders and specialists who have passed our strict vetting process will be accepted in to membership.

Upon joining all members will have:

Member criteria and checksBuildAssure & FMB MembersFMB Members with TrustMarkFMB MembersFMB Foundation Members
Signed up to the FMB Code of Practice tick tick tick tick
Confirmed their trading address/details tick tick tick tick
VAT registration (if applicable) tick tick tick tick
Employer (if applicable) and public liability insurance (1) tick tick tick tick
Verified that they have no undischarged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgements tick tick tick Cross
Passed credit checks, public record and director checks upon joining tick tick tick Cross
To undergo an independent inspection every three years for building works in progress tick tick tick tick
Undergone an independent inspection of building works in progress upon application for membership (2) tick tick Cross Cross
A minimum of twelve months trading history tick tick tick Cross
Signed a TrustMark license (3) tick tick Cross Cross
A minimum of three years trading history and have provided three years accounts tick Cross Cross Cross
Committed to offer all customers the option of a building work guarantee available from FMB Insurance Services (4) tick Cross Cross Cross

All members are bound by the Rules of the FMB as well as the Code of Practice.

  1. Preferential rates are available from FMB Insurance Services
  2. For members applying to join from 1st February 2011
  3. TrustMark is the Government’s national scheme for recognising approved tradesmen, who must offer every client the option of taking out a warranty on any job costing more than £250
  4. Building work guarantees are Build Assure warranties that provide protection to the client if their registered builder has ceased trade or otherwise refused to return to the property to rectify proven latent defects in insured work. Warranties available include, work in progress cover, Build Assure 2, 6 and 10 and New Homes 10 year policies which are supported by major lenders. FMB Insurance Services provide a wide range of warranty products for every aspect of construction. FMB Insurance Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FMB and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

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