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  • Hitting the right notes with a musicians dream home

    Mark is a professional classical musician, so the brief included the creation of a double height music room, with space to host small concerts. An organic, white spiral staircase (with reference to a treble clef) joins the two floors. The space, which reflects and offers ocean views, sits between the two wings of the house; the latter of which mirror the peaks of Golden Cap and Chardown Hill.
  • Why we became a member

    FMB member Earl & Calam Design and Build Ltd talk about the benefits of membership.
  • Lighthouse club

    The Lighthouse Club Construction Industry Charity was set up in 1956 as a benevolent fund for construction workers and their families, offering grants to people who were falling into poverty as a result of accident, injury, ill health, or bereavement.
  • Master Builders in support of the NHS

    The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the UK construction industry, particularly for small and medium-sized building companies with many unable to operate at this time. Despite this, many Master Builders have turned their attention to how they can provide support to those in need, by donating supplies, offering their building skills or dedicating their time.
  • Taking care of your timber

    Observing Public Health Guidelines on building sites means more than giving your colleagues on site some extra space. Your timber supplies need a little TLC too, if they’re to be in useable condition in case they have to be stored on site for longer than usual...
  • Guidance on working from home

    In the last few weeks, you may have asked your employees to change their usual routine from commuting to the office to working from home. This change is through necessity rather than choice and it can be quite a culture shock to work from home. Here is some advice to help your employees to make the adjustments.
  • Building a safer future

    The Government has committed to delivering the biggest change in building safety for a generation, including plans to extend the cladding ban and an update on fire sprinklers, with its new Building Safety Programme.
  • Creating a healthy workplace culture

    Tom Parsons, Director and Founder of FMB member company Olive & Umber, talks to Master Builder about the importance of promoting positive mental health in the workplace.
  • New campaign urges firms to compete, not cheat

    The UK’s competition authority is asking businesses about ‘Cheating or Competing?’ after new research revealed that only 6% of construction firms were familiar with competition law.