The Federation of Master Builders

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We'll soon be launching three new project guides to help you plan for your home improvement projects:   

  • Ultimate Guide to House Extensions 
  • Ultimate Guide to Loft Conversions 
  • Ultimate Guide to Garage Conversions 

In the meantime, check out our resources below or use the Find a Builder search to find a Master Builder near you. 

How to Choose a Builder

Whether you are building a new home from scratch, carrying out renovation work or having a new extension built, you are going to need to find a builder to carry out the work. But just where do you find the best builders for your project?

Planning a Kitchen

The recipe for success in any kitchen renovation then must be careful and meticulous planning to ensure you serve up a stylish, comfortable and functional environment that delivers everything you need in the modern home.

Planning a Bathroom

Whether you are thinking about planning a bathroom, or are just kicking off a bathroom renovation and want to make sure your project fulfils your vision – our complete guide is full of useful tips and advice that will help you on your way.

Planning Permission

Many people about to embark on an extension, renovation or home improvement project are left wondering whether or not they will need to apply for planning permission. If that’s you then please read on as we answer the main questions on this tricky subject.

Party Wall Agreements

The Party Wall Act 1996 applies to houses in England and Wales and was devised to prevent building work that could compromise the structural integrity of any shared wall (party wall) or adjoining properties.

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.

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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