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At the Federation of Master Builders, we’ve been supporting small and medium-sized construction companies since 1941, and we’re proud of our role in helping to promote quality construction.

Before they can join the FMB, all members must pass a professional vetting process and an independent inspection to ensure they meet the high standards expected of a Master Builder.

As a not-for-profit trade association, we provide a wide range of resources and support services to help members to manage and grow their building business and connect with quality clients.

Discover the benefits of membership

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).

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Enhance your credibility

Membership helps you stand out in a highly competitive industry as a professional builder that clients can trust. Attract high-quality leads through our Find a Builder

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Access expert advice

We offer unlimited expert advice through our business helplines to help you manage your business, whether it's an HR, health and safety, legal, tax, or technical matter. 

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Download contract templates

Our easy-to-use, jargon-free contract templates provide extra professionalism for your business and helps give you and your clients confidence and peace of mind.


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Claim offers and discounts

From discounted insurance to 10% off at TradePoint, don't miss out on exclusive access to discounts and offers to help you save £££'s. 

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Speak to our dedicated team

Whether it's help to build your Find a Builder profile or give support to you and your business, your friendly local team are there to support you.

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Connect with quality builders

Join our private community on Facebook to connect, learn and get support from other Master Builders across the UK. 


Do you have what it takes?

New members must pass a professional vetting and independent inspection process to ensure they meet the high standards expected of a Master Builder, which helps reassure clients that they can build with confidence. Do you have what it takes to pass the test? 

To find out how membership can make a difference for you and your building company call us on 0330 333 7777 or request a callback today.

How it works

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. 

Apply online

  • Start your application online and answer our eligibility questions to see that you qualify to apply for FMB membership.  
  • Fill in the online form providing your business name and contact details. 
  • Within 48 hours one of our friendly membership team will contact you to learn a bit more about your business and how FMB membership could work for you. 
  • Alternatively, call us on 0330 333 7777 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) to start your application straight away. 

The vetting and inspection process

  • We will carry out a range of checks including your trading history, insurance, credit history and director checks for limited companies. 
  • We will ask you to provide us with copies of proof of identification, proof of trading history, proof of public liability insurance cover and details of a current or recently completed project to be inspected.
  • If you pass the initial assessment checks we will agree a time for our independent inspection partner to visit your client site to carry an inspection of your work*. 

* An application fee of £142.50 (+ VAT) covers the cost of the initial inspection. 

Activating your membership

  • The inspection will take place at a time agreed with you and your client and we will be in touch within 24 hours of the inspection if you have been successful.
  • We will set up your subscription of £49 a month. You may pay monthly by direct debit or annually by card, BACS or direct debit.
  • We will ask you to sign up to the FMB terms and conditions and FMB code of conduct which lays down the standard practices expected of our members in the construction industry.
  • Success! Your FMB membership will be activated.

Welcome to FMB membership

  • We will arrange a welcome call to help to make the most of the member benefits relevant to you and your business.  
  • You will receive free FMB van stickers, a Tradepoint 10% discount card and regular member emails with the latest industry updates, as well as a copy of our Master Builder magazine every two months. 
  • You will have access to the member area of the website where you can download free contracts and member discount codes, access business helplines and marketing materials to help promote your business and access online training for you and your employees, as well as much much more. 
  • Our membership team will always be on hand to help you to make the most of your FMB membership, whether that's to maximise the potential of your profile or guide you to specific member benefits to help you manage your business more effectively.

Find out if FMB membership is for you

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Apply online

Applying online takes only a couple of minutes. Once you have applied an advisor will be in contact within the next working day to start the application process.


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Request a callback

Not yet decided? Fill in the online contact form and an advisor will be in touch to learn a bit more about your business and if membership is right for you. 


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Call us

Speak directly to one of our advisors on how membership could help benefit your business. Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.


What our members say

Don't just take our word for it, see what our members say about FMB membership!

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*Terms and conditions 80th Anniversary Member Offer

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.

  1. To qualify for the Offer a completed application form must be submitted between 00:01 hours on Tuesday 15 June 2021 and midnight on Sunday 31 December 2021.
  2. The Offer is £80 off the Application Fee of £171.00 (including VAT); therefore, applicants are required to pay the Application Fee of £75.83 (+VAT) at the start of the application process.
  3. The Offer will apply to new applicants only.
  4. All applications are subject to The FMB’s standard membership requirements and vetting and inspection processes. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into membership.
  5. Should the applicant withdraw an application after The FMB have received it or any information arises from the vetting process that mean the membership application is unable to be processed, The FMB will retain the Application Fee. All other monies received will be refunded.
  6. The FMB cannot be held responsible for any lost or misdirected applications.
  7. 'A fully completed application' must include:
    • A completed application form.
    • Copies of current Public Liability insurance certificate and, if applicable, Employers’ Liability insurance certificate.
    • Photo ID
    • Direct Debit Details
  8. Upon being accepted into membership, members can either pay the full of £588 (plus VAT) up front, or in 12 instalments of £49 (plus VAT) by direct debit.
  9. Membership will automatically renew at the end of 12 months unless notice is given.
  10. This Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers.
  11. The FMB reserves the right to cancel or amend this Offer and these Terms and Conditions without notice.
  12. The Terms and Conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
  13. The Promoter is The Federation of Master Builders Limited, its registered office is Star House, Star Hill, Rochester. Kent.  ME1 1UX.

October 2021