FMB



Plummeting output figures should ring ‘alarm bells’ across construction sector

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has blamed rising costs and uncertainty relating to Brexit a ...

Published 4 February 2019

Homeowners told to plan seven months ahead for home improvement projects

Homeowners must plan up to seven months ahead if they want a successful home improvement project, ac ...

Published 21 January 2019

Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen construction output

Calls against complacency have been sounded regarding the potential impact of a ‘no deal&rsquo ...

Published 11 January 2019

Sector issues warning as construction output flat-lines

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has blamed rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexi ...

Published 10 December 2018

More Airbnb landlords spend profits on holidays than refurb work

More landlords who rent out their homes on ‘Airbnb-style’ websites spend their takings o ...

Published 3 December 2018

Builders passing increased skip and diesel prices on to clients

Nearly two-thirds of builders have had to pass skip price increases on to clients and a fifth have h ...

Published 12 November 2018

Tool theft plaguing sector with half of builders falling victim

The construction industry is being plagued by thieves with more than half of builders in the UK havi ...

Published 18 October 2018

Co-living and micro-homes ‘most popular solutions to housing crisis’

Building more co-living developments and micro-homes in urban areas top the list of people’s prefe ...

Published 15 October 2018

England: ‘Victory for common sense’ as PM lifts council housebuilding borrowing cap

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the abolition of a cap on what local authorities in England ...

Published 4 October 2018

Post-Brexit migration recommendations ‘would cripple construction’

New plans set out by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a post-Brexit immigration policy wo ...

Published 19 September 2018

Urgent review of Apprenticeship Levy required to reverse decline in apprenticeships, says FMB

The 28 per cent fall in construction apprenticeship starts between August 2017 and March 2018 comp ...

Published 15 June 2018

Alarm bells over construction output fall, says FMB

The Beast from the East, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for the sharp drop in construction o ...

Published 12 June 2018

Scottish ministers to consider lessons from Hackitt review into fire safety

A review into UK building regulations in the wake of last year’s Grenfell Tower fire has highlig ...

Published 18 May 2018

Carillion’s Board to blame for ‘rotten corporate culture’ that led firm’s failure, say MPs

MPs have launched a scathing attack on directors at collapsed construction giant Carillion who they ...

Published 16 May 2018

Scottish builders bounce back but material price concerns remain

Scottish construction firms enjoyed strong growth in the first three months of this year despite rec ...

Published 2 May 2018