Nick Knowles

We know Master Builders are among the best builders in the UK and some of the best building projects of the year were on display at the national Master Builder Awards ceremony on Friday 20th September 2019.

Congratulations to the Master Builders who were chosen by the independent judging panel as national category winners, and to all those who were recognised as worthy award winners at the regional and devolved nation ceremonies throughout the year.

The national awards ceremony was hosted by TV presenter and building enthusiast Nick Knowles and was held at the InterContinental, Park Lane, London. More than 600 people attended the event including Master Builders from across the UK, members of the independent judging panel, journalists, sponsors and industry stakeholders, with light entertainment provided over lunch by The Champagne Trio.


National finalists and category winners


We are thrilled to announce the 2019 national Master Builder Award winners are:

You can view all the national finalists here or browse the winning projects here.

The winner announcement videos, featuring comments from the judging panel, can be viewed on YouTube, and photos from the national awards ceremony are available to view on Flickr.

PDF copies of both the national finalists’ brochure and the winners’ brochure can also be downloaded for free at the links below:

Click here to download the finalists' brochure

Click here to download the winners' brochure


Thank you to our sponsors and national judges

The FMB would like to thank all of our 2019 Master Builder Awards sponsors and the

In particular we would like to thank our headline sponsor, Isuzu, who provided an incredible D-Max Utah Pick-Up truck worth more than £30,000 as a prize for our overall National winner; MCK Construction from Scotland.


Without the support of our many sponsors, the 2019 Master Builder Awards would not be possible. In addition to the category sponsors mentioned above, we would like to thank our event sponsors Build Aviator, B&CE, Festool, Grand Designs Live, Ohutu and Velux.

We would also like to thank the numerous independent judges at a regional, devolved and national level for dedicating their time and expertise to the judging process and for taking on the difficult decision of choosing the winners.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and judges for helping Master Builders to receive the recognition they deserve through the Master Builder Awards.


Master Builders raise money for the MS Society

MS Society

The MS Society is the chosen charity of FMB National President, Arthur McArdle. More than 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS); a devastating neurological condition which attacks the nervous system. It is painful and often exhausting, and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel.

The MS Society is the leading UK charity for MS and represents 35,000 members and over 270 volunteer-run groups across the country. The organisation’s vision is for a world free from the effects of MS and its mission is to enable everyone with MS to realise their full potential and secure the care and support they need.

Guests at the 2019 National Master Builder Awards Ceremony collectively raised £5,361.22 to help fund research into finding a cure for this devastating degenerative condition.  Visit for more information and to make a donation.

MS Society

From left to right: Brian Berry (Chief Executive of the FMB), Arthur McArdle (FMB National President), Dr. Sorrel Bickley (Head of Biomedical Research at the MS Society) and TV presenter Nick Knowles.


See you at the 2021 Master Builder Awards!

The 2019 Master Builder Awards may be over but there will be another chance for all FMB members to secure glory at the next awards in 2021, so make sure to review our photography guidelines and capture some great images of those Master Builds to ensure the best odds of securing an award for your company! More details will be published on the website in 2020 at


Are you looking for a Master Builder?

If you’re planning on starting a building project such as a new build or home improvement project, don’t forget to use our Find a Builder tool to enlist the help of a Master Builder in your area.

Master Builders are professional builders that are vetted and independently inspected on joining to ensure they meet our high standards. As a homeowner, you are assured of a better result, knowing you are working with the best builders.

Who knows – maybe your home or business could feature in the next Master Builder Awards too!

Let’s build better together!