Builders in Wales are seeking clarity on whether they can continue to work in people’s homes during the fire-break lockdown in Wales.

Ifan Glyn, Director of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Cymru said: “Builders and their clients have been left in limbo. The originally published Welsh Government Frequently Asked Questions guidance told them that work in people’s homes would need to stop. Without warning, the guidance was yesterday changed. A section in the guidance now tells them that work can continue, yet the very next section contradicts this and tells them that they will need to down tools. Our members want to do the right thing, but to be able to do so, they need an urgent answer from Welsh Government on this fundamental question.”

Notes to editors

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit making, lobbying for members’ interests at both the national and local level.

The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members, providing a range of modern and relevant business building services to help them succeed. The FMB is committed to raising quality in the construction industry and offers a free Find a Builder service to consumers. 


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