Why Use an FMB Builder?

  • The FMB’s strict membership criteria and dispute resolution service gives consumers confidence when looking to use a builder.
  • FMB members have a minimum of twelve months trading and have passed credit checks, public record and director checks.
  • All members have signed up to our stringent Code of Practice and have agreed to abide by our Dispute Resolution and Complaints procedure, including independent adjudication through the RICS.
  • Members applying to join since February 2011 have had an inspection carried out on a job in progress.
  • All members can offer Build Assure warranties on their work and all of our members are eligible to join the government-endorsed TrustMark scheme for tradespeople.

 

TrustMark Tradesmen: Key Benefits

What is TrustMark?

TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 26 scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.

What makes selecting TrustMark tradesmen so worthwhile?

1. A firm’s technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status;
2. Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care;
3. The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm’s quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction;
4. Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty;
5. Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading;
6. Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates;
7. If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue;
8. The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups.
9. All of these checks will give you – Peace of Mind
If a firm displays our TrustMark logo you know that we have approved and inspected the firm through one of our scheme operators and found that the firm meets the required Government endorsed criteria as described above. Find out more on how to avoid rogue traders.
Important Note:
When employing a TrustMark tradesman always check they are ‘licensed’ for all the trades / work you are asking them to carry out. This can be done by looking on our website by searching under the ‘trade’ then ‘their company name’ and finally ‘more information’ – you will then see a list of the ‘only’ trades that the firm is licensed for under the protection and standards offered by TrustMark.