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Building during the COVD-19 pandemic

You may be considering whether to start or continue with building works at this time. Read our guide for key points to consider.

Before you start

Most building projects fall into four main categories, some of which will require planning permission and/or a Party Wall Agreement.

Advice for Commercial Construction Clients

This guide from the Health and Safety Executive ‘ Need Building Work Done?’ sets out clearly what your roles and responsibilities are as a commercial construction client.

Why use a Master Builder?

The FMB's strict membership criteria and dispute service gives consumers confidence when looking to use a builder.

Choosing a builder

The building firm you choose will be spending several weeks, or even months, working in your home. You need to be confident both in their ability to do the work, and that you will have a good working relationship with them.

Check a member

If you just need to confirm that a builder is an FMB member, you can use our Check a member service to search for them by company name.

Working with your builder

Once you have chosen a builder, put your agreement in writing, so both parties have a clear understanding of the scope and cost of the work.

The Homeowner Blog

The official blog of the Federation of Master Builders showcases some of the high quality works that FMB members have produced around the United Kingdom, and offers tips and advice for homeowners.

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