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    Lynsey Davies was overjoyed to scoop the Apprentice Award at the 2019 Cymru Master Builder Awards. She talks about her journey so far and why she decided to pursue a career in construction ...
  • FMB member moves mountains to tackle the taboo surrounding baby loss

    Following on from Mental Health Awareness week, the month of June was SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal death charity) awareness month. SANDS operates throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
  • Heat of the moment

    Anyone who saw pictures of the burning balconies on a low-rise block of flats in east London recently would rightly be concerned. The media reported the burning material as ‘timber cladding’
  • Investing in today’s workforce paves tomorrow’s way

    It’s no secret that construction is suffering a severe skills shortage. The latest statistics from the FMB State of Trade Survey show that 64 per cent of companies are struggling to hire bricklayers, and 59 per cent are struggling to hire carpenters/joiners.
  • One of a kind

    FMB member Rhodes Joinery and Building Services Ltd has created a new office space and showroom, which really showcases its talents...
  • Designing a stronger construction sector

    Master Builder caught up with designer, writer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud during Grand Designs Live to talk about self-build, the skills shortage and supporting SMEs.