Choosing a builder

Professional associations

There are several associations that exist to maintain good standards within the building industry.

They have directories of members and will send out copies on request.

The better known are: 

  • Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Guild of Master Craftsmen

Members are vetted for standard of work, financial stability in many cases and professionalism.

Do not assume that the builder using a logo on his headed paper actually belongs to an association, always check out first.

Some associations also offer warranties.

The FMB for example has a very competitive warranty that is available for a small percentage increase on the contract price, which will give you peace of mind and adequate insurance cover.

We cannot recommend builders, however those who are members of a relevant trade organisation can be considered including the following:

The Federation of Master Builders
National Federation of Builders
National Federation of Roofing Contractors