Here’s why the UK’s best building companies choose us
Access to TrustMark
Time saving resources
And there’s much more – we invest in giving the best builders the profile and respect they deserve.
FMB registered builders demonstrate their quality to the best customers. Apply now to be added to the trusted builder directory.
Be seen in your local area with your badge of excellence. Get the attention you deserve.
What started out as an idea simply to expand our client base has through the FMB's other products and services, become about how we learn grow and improve as builders... The FMB also acts on one level as a kind of support club. A place where builders from all over the country can share information and ideas, not only about problems some of us are facing now, but also about how the industry can move forward and meet the challenges we’ll all face tomorrow.”
I know FMB materials have gone a long way to help me win work. People have said that it is impressive, and you don’t get it from other builders, so it helps to give you a foot in the door over other builders who are quoting for the same job.”
Being a part of the Federation of Master Builders gives my clients confidence and reassures them that they're getting a Master Builder to help build their dream home.”
"The Federation of Master Builders has provided us with the knowledge, professional advice and support to help us develop our business model and to become a trusted property development company.”
I have found work opportunities through fellow members and I have formed friendships and business relationships with other industry colleagues. I am proud to be a Master Builder and I encourage other builders to join our community to make valuable connections.”
Membership of the FMB is for sole traders and small and medium-sized construction companies based in the UK that have been trading for at least 12 months.
If you are not an SME builder but work in or with the SME builder sector and share the FMB’s aims of promoting quality and standards in the building industry we now offer FMB associateship. See Become an Associate member to find out more.
Being an FMB member will help you stand out from the competition and will reassure clients of your credibility and commitment to high standards. Our business support services, supplier promotions and unlimited expert advice will help you save money, reclaim time, and influence the future of your industry. Find out more about FMB member benefits.
Unlike other organisations, the FMB’s badge of quality must be earned as you must first pass a strict vetting process and independent inspection of your work. This helps reassure clients of your commitment to quality and high standards.
But we're much more than an online directory. We can help you to achieve your goals, grow your business, and influence the future of your industry, while also helping you to save money and reclaim time. Find out more on how we make a difference? We're also a not for profit organisation, which means membership fees are reinvested into supporting you.
FMB membership costs £53.51 (+VAT) a month. For the first year only an inspection fee of £10.92 per month (+VAT) will also be applied to cover the cost of your initial inspection. Where payments are made on an annual basis, a one-off inspection fee of £131.04 (+VAT) will be applied when the first membership payment is made.
Or, if you have a few questions you'd like to ask first, you can request a call back online. A member of our team will then call you to find out more about your business and discuss if membership could work for you.
There are two stages to our application process:
1. Vetting process - we will carry out a range of checks including your trading history, credit history, and director checks for limited companies. We'll also ask you to provide us with copies of proof of identification, trading history and public liability insurance cover.
2. Independent inspection - if you pass the initial checks we will agree a time for an independent assessor to visit one of your sites to carry out an inspection of your work to check it meets high standards.
Approximately 2-3 weeks.
Because of our commitment to quality and the need to undertake an inspection of your work, the join process can take between two to three weeks (subject to receiving the required application documentation from you).
You may pay monthly by direct debit or if you decide to pay on an annual basis you can pay by credit card, BACS or direct debit.
No, if you pay monthly you won't be locked into any long term commitments. Our friendly team is on hand to help advise you on how to get the most out of your membership, but if you decide it is just not for you, you can leave at any time. Call us on 0330 333 7777 Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm to discuss.
Yes! Our membership team are on hand Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm on 0330 333 7777 to discuss if FMB membership would be suitable for you and your business. We will only recommend membership if we think you and your business would benefit from our services. You can also fill in the request a call back form at any time and we will call you back within one working day.
Yes! About 25% of our members are sole traders who benefit from access to expert business advisors, document templates to save time on admin, online training opportunies, and a community of building professionals to learn from.
Should you decide to grow your business and become a Ltd company in the future, we will be on hand to help you achieve your goals.
Our membership services are designed to be flexible to suit your business needs. If you have a broader support team, they can also be set up with access to our support services to help you get the most out of your membership. If you have a larger team of tradespeople, you can also sign them up to our online learning portal to learn new skills or refresh their knowledge on topics such as asbestos awareness, waste management and more. Find out more about FMB member benefits.
Unfortunately, not at this stage. FMB members must have been trading for at least 12 months to apply.
In the meantime, you can also sign up to our monthly email newsletter to receive regular industry insights and free downloadable resources.
Straight away! As soon as your membership is activated, you can start using FMB business services. You'll be able to download contract templates, call the expert advice helplines, tune in to webinars, complete online training, set up your Find a Builder profile and much more.
You will also receive a welcome pack in the post with free FMB van stickers and the latest copy of Master Builder Magazine.
If you pay your subscription monthly, that's not a problem! There is no annual contract so if you find that membership is not for you then you can contact the team on 0330 333 7777 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm). We are not able to offer pro-rata refunds on annual subscriptions if you decide to leave within twelve months of joining.
Yes. FMB membership is tax deductable.