The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry, with national offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supported by additional regional offices.
Trust Mark is the Government’s national scheme for recognising approved tradesmen, who must offer every client the option of taking out a warranty on any job costing more than £250.
Building work guarantees are BuildAssure warranties that provide protection to the client if the builder is unable to complete work or to return to undertake rectifications. Warranties available include deposit protection, BuildAssure 2, 6 and 10, new housing and surety bonds. BuildAssure provide a wide range of warranty products for every aspect of construction. BuildAssure (formerly NRWB) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FMB.
Founded in 2005, Rated People is the UK’s largest online trade recommendation service and its mission is to connect homeowners with the very best local tradesmen. Homeowners who are in need of a tradesman can post jobs for free on Rated People and receive quotes from up to 3 interested tradesmen.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image.
Construction sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.
The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.
ASSOCIATION OF MASTER TRADSEMEN
The Association of Master Tradesmen is a consumer protection body and trade association. Our aim is to drive up standards within the building industry setting a bench mark of excellence that all building companies can aim to achieve. Through education, partnership and mutual respect we aim to create a safe and fair market for consumers while promoting the interests of our members.