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Passive farmhouse wins top industry award

Published date: 31 March 2017

Castledawson builder Setanta Ltd has scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award for Energy Efficiency in Northern Ireland....

Mum the builder: Women twice as likely to take charge of building projects

Published date: 23 March 2017

The FMB have released new research ahead of Mothers Day, showing that it's Mums who call the shots when it comes to home improvement...

Time for Welsh Government to buy Welsh

Published date: 22 March 2017

FMB Cymru has called on the Welsh Government to prioritise Welsh construction SMEs for public sector contracts...

Builders welcome NI U-turn

Published date: 15 March 2017

The Government has made the right decision to row back on its plan to hike up National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed...

Slowdown in private sector new homes worrying

Published date: 14 March 2017

The latest figures from the Scottish Government, show a continuing slowdown in private sector house building, point to a need for action...

New apprenticeship standards are a welcome boost

Published date: 13 March 2017

Apprenticeship standards in construction are set to increase following the Government’s approval for two new apprenticeships...

T-Levels must match A-Levels

Published date: 08 March 2017

T-Levels must match A-Levels if we are to ensure that technical education has “parity of esteem” with the more academic route...

50% of households more likely to hire builders who employ apprentices

Published date: 06 March 2017

To coincide with national apprenticeship week, the FMB has released new stats showing that homeowners prefer builders who hire apprentices...

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