Get help and support from the FMB

It can be difficult to get ahead as a small to medium sized (SME) construction business right now, especially when faced with rising costs and a skills shortage. With this in mind, we’ve pooled together some useful resources to help your business stay healthy and provide support wherever we can.

FMB members and non-members alike can download free guides or log in to watch webinars on demand on a range of topics, including winning more of the right type of work and marketing your business.

If you’re a member, you can also log in to get 1-2-1 business advice though our helpline services – on matters including tax, HR, legal, and debt recovery. Members can also access free contract templates, support with managing disputes, plus save money on resources like health and safety software through Safety Plus.

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Downloadable business guides

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Free marketing guide: Building a brand for your construction business

In this guide, learn how to develop a professional brand for your construction business. Take your business to the next level with our series of marketing guides.

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Free marketing guide: Building a website for your construction business

Learn how to develop a professional website that drives enquiries and helps your business to shine. This guide is part of our series of free marketing guides for builders.

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Free marketing guide: Social media for builders

Find out how to build a presence on Social media and make a connection with prospective clients. Take your business to the next level with our series of marketing guides.

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Free guide to consumer contracts for builders

Download the FMB’s free guide to consumer contracts, how they work and your clients’ rights.

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Guide to becoming a small housing developer

This guide is aimed at helping you better understand how to start out as a small housing developer.

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Free guide to Building Regulation changes

June 2022 brought in big changes for building regulations. Download our free guide to understand what's changed and how this will affect you.

Protection for your business

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FMB contracts

FMB members can access free contract templates for a wide range of projects. Written by lawyers, tried and tested by builders.

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Template letters for clients explaining material price rises

FMB members can access template letters to provide clients with independent information explaining material price rises.

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Safety Plus

FMB members can keep on top of H&S documentation with access to specialist health and safety support and Risk Assessment templates with Safety Plus.

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FMB Insurance

Protection for your business, your clients and your property, including Domestic and Commercial Warranties, New Homes Structural Defects Warranties and more.

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Dispute resolution

We are certified by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) to provide Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) free of charge to FMB members and their clients.

Webinars on business management

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How to win more of the work you want

Watch this webinar to unlock the secrets to winning more of the work you want for your company on a consistent basis.

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Top tips for qualifying your sales leads

How do you make sure you win the ‘right’ type of work? Who is your ideal client? In this webinar we explore the steps you can take to qualify your sales leads and focus on the opportunities that will best serve your business.


Knowing your numbers: Growing your sales and profit

This webinar explores the business numbers you should be tracking on a weekly basis to help you identify where you could be losing business.

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Time is money – top tips for making the most of it

In the third webinar from our Building a better business webinar series Alison Warner shares her advice and guidance on effective workload management, helping you know how to identify and manage the stresses of running your business.


How to attract and retain top talent in your workforce, sponsored by CITB

What can you do to attract and retain the skilled workers you need for your business? This webinar offers updates and insights to help you build and retain a winning team.

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Closing off projects – the secrets to success

Tying up any loose ends at the end of a build is key to ensuring client satisfaction and a problem-free business process – so what can you do to ensure everything runs smoothly?

Community support

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The FMB Facebook community

FMB members can join in the conversation and access a nationwide support network of construction professionals on our community page

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Mental health and financial support

Our charity partner The Lighthouse Club provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families

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My events

Stay connected and join us for our free member webinars, in-person events and virtual meetings to help you find support and guidance for your business

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We have joined forces with Housebuilder & Developer magazine to bring you the Builders' Voices podcast, a construction-led series giving FMB members a platform to share insights, concerns and experiences.


FMB members can access free expert 1-2-1 advice though our dedicated helplines on matters including:

  • Debt recovery
  • Human resources
  • Tax
  • Health and safety
  • Legal matters

To access our business advisory helplines, simply log into MyFMB.

Get help and guidance from our helplines