"If more people are going to hire a builder – whether it be for simple or complex tasks – they must approach it in the right way and protect themselves from rogue traders,” explains Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB.
The Midlands has been cited as one of the major growth areas for UK housebuilding, according to latest figures released by the National House Building Council.
In good news for housebuilders and related building materials industries, the Lyons report – Labour’s 180-page review into the housing market – has called for nearly 250,000 new homes to be built each year to meet rising demand.
Innovative cladding has played its part in securing a win for Liverpool's rebuilt Everyman Theatre in the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has set up a new service – the first of its kind in the UK – to help self builders find appropriate contractors in their area.