Becoming a Master Builder enables you to display the badge of quality that the best professional builders deserve. FMB membership must be earned: new members are required to pass a strict vetting and independent inspection process before joining to ensure they meet the high standards of a Master Builder. Our members also benefit from free expert advice and access to a wide range of support services to help them manage and grow their business.
To celebrate our 80th anniversary, we’re offering £80 off the application fee* for applications received before 31 December 2021.
We help Master Builders to promote, protect and grow their business, and we connect homeowners with professional, local builders they can trust. Join us for only £49 a month (plus VAT).
The FMB logo is a mark of quality and credibility. It helps members to stand out in a highly competitive industry as a professional builder that clients can trust. Our members are proud to put their company forward for an independent inspection and professional vetting to demonstrate they meet the high standards of a Master Builder.
Thousands of homeowners use our Find a Builder search every month; it is even listed on the Planning Portal. Showcase your business by adding case studies and customer testimonials to help you win more work. Our membership team are here to help you build a great profile and attract new clients.
TrustMark is the only government-endorsed standards scheme for trades that operate in and around the home. Trades must join via a scheme operator, and the FMB is the largest. Members can add TrustMark registration for a small additional fee.
Our easy-to-use, jargon-free contract templates provide extra professionalism for your business and help to give you and your clients confidence and peace of mind.
FMB Insurance offers an extensive range of insurance policies and warranties to protect your business. As a member, you can access discounted rates, helping you to save money at the same time.
We offer a government-approved dispute resolution service to help get projects back on track in the event of a disagreement arising.
As a Master Builder you get exclusive access to discounts and offers from our product and service providers. From money off bespoke websites to discounted building materials, don't miss out on member-only offers.
We provide unlimited expert advice through our business helplines so you can access support when you need it most. Our advisors can help with HR, health and safety, legal, tax, business and technical matters.
As a member you and your workforce can access free certified online training courses on a wide range of topics from health & safety to managing people, to gain new skills or refresh your knowledge.
Feedback from members informs our lobbying of national and devolved governments for more support for the construction industry. We are the trusted voice of small and medium-sized builders and we work with the media to raise awareness of issues that matter to members.
Our members are proud to be Master Builders, and our private Members’ Group on Facebook is just one way members across the UK can connect, learn from, and support each other. We also host events and celebrate members' hard work through the biennial Master Builder Awards.
As a member, you’ll receive updates on industry news and information on events and training in your local area through regular newsletters and the Master Builder magazine. You can also access webinars featuring industry experts to learn more about changes in the construction sector.
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.”
It’s not just about their one-to-one guidance, their mentorship, their online forums and support, their helplines, their useful forms, their continual legal updates which help you operate and guide your business – it really is about being human and just being able to pick up that phone knowing that you’re going to get the support should you need it.”
I know their 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.”
Before becoming a Master Builder all new members must meet our membership criteria as well as passing our vetting and inspection process. This provides credible proof that your company builds better and is what sets our members apart from the competition, giving peace of mind to homeowners and helping you secure more business. Because of this commitment to quality the join process can take between three to four weeks.
The Federation of Master Builders (“The FMB”) is the promoter.
The FMB 80th Anniversary Membership Offer (“Offer”) refers to a promotion to save £80 off a membership Application Fee when applying to join The FMB.