Most building projects fall into four main categories, some of which will require planning permission and/or a Party Wall Agreement.
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The FMB's strict membership criteria and dispute service gives consumers confidence when looking to use 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.
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.
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 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.