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Building Enquiries at 10 Year High as Prices Rise

THE FIRST THREE months of 2021 saw enquiries to building firms increase at their fastest rate in a decade. That’s according to new data from...

1.5% Pay Rise Agreed for Construction Workers

FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Unite the union, a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers has been...

National Retrofit Strategy Needed to Green Homes and Cut Carbon Emissions,...

THE PRIME MINISTER'S announcement that the UK Government will set a target of cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 is welcome news in...

Builders Report Busy Summer of Home Improvements

STRONG LEVELS of consumer demand for repair and maintenance works saw builders report a busy summer. This is the headline finding of a new survey...

FMB Elects First Woman National President

JAN ETCHELLS is the new National President of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) elected by members at their annual general meeting on 18...

Construction Apprenticeships Needed to Turbocharge Economy

CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS are needed to turbocharge economic recovery, according to new research published by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB's report Trading Up...

FMB Calls for National Retrofit Strategy to Boost Recovery

A GOVERNMENT COORDINATED national retrofit strategy would help create new jobs across all parts of the country, improve the quality of many homes and...

Tax Cut for Roofing & Construction Repair Work Backed by FMB

THE FMB HAS ADDED its voice to calls for repair and renovation work in roofing and construction to receive a tax cut to help...

Workloads Fall for Small Building Companies

WORKLOADS FOR SMALL building companies fell in the last quarter of 2019, but builders are more optimistic for 2020. That is the finding of the...

FMB Calls For Support For Small Housebuilders to Improve Quality

THE FEDERATION OF MASTER Builders (FMB) has called for support for smaller house builders following the publication of a report which criticised the design...