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At the FMB, 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. 

FMB members tell us that membership helps them stand out from the competition and gives their clients extra peace of mind. 

Read on to see all the great benefits FMB membership has to offer and request a callback or call us on 0330 333 7777 to speak to one of our friendly team about how FMB membership could work for you and your business. 

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. 

 

The join process: 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.

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 FMB membership subscription of £49 (+VAT) a month. You may pay monthly by direct debit or annually by card, BACS or direct debit. For the first year only an inspection fee of £10 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 £120 (+VAT) will be applied when the first membership payment is made. 
  • 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.

What our members say

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

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