Federation of Master Builders

Ridgeons’ Jordan appointed to FMB’s East of England board

Ridgeons’ Dave Jordan has been appointed to the area board of the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) East of England region.

The National Skills Academy and FMB offer more benefits to builders

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has joined forces with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), to encourage FMB members into delivering renewable and low carbon measures through mutual support and discounts across a range of Academy courses.

Custom build fund can help diversify the house building industry, says FMB

The new £150m government fund to help finance plots for custom build housing is good news for both homebuyers and the house building industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Delivery of new homes is slowing down, warns FMB

Growth in the private housebuilding sector slowed down in the last three months of 2013, according to the latest State of the Trade survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Federation of Master Builders warns of job losses in construction industry

A third of all small to medium-sized building firms fear they will have to reduce staffing levels this year as the decline in the construction industry continues, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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