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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...

Construction Industry Prepares for Downturn, Warns FMB

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY bosses are reorganising their workforce in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment,...

FMB Warns VAT Changes Could Cause Construction Chaos

THE GOVERNMENT has not properly prepared the construction industry for major VAT changes coming in October and needs to delay their implementation to avoid...

Construction Industry Launches Mandatory Contractor Licensing Task Force

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY has announced it will develop a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies. The FMB says the compulsory scheme will transform...