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Whether you are building a new home or just starting a home renovation project, it is important to ensure you choose the right builder to carry out the work.

But, if you have never embarked on a building project before, or you have had a negative experience in the past, it can be difficult to work out where to start your search and what to look for.

At the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), we help to connect homeowners with quality, local builders they can trust. FMB members are independently inspected and professionally vetted on joining to ensure they meet high standards of workmanship, so you can build with confidence.

To help guide homeowners through the process of choosing a builder, we’ve developed a handy guide that covers everything you need to know about how to find a builder or tradesperson. The guide covers:

  • Tips on where to start your search
  • Builders’ qualifications and what to look for
  • Tips on how to source building quotes (plus how many you should get)
  • Why written building contracts are important and what they should include
  • How to pay your builder and guidance on deposits
  • Questions to ask before you make your final decision
  • Why a Master Builder offers peace of mind

For tips on how to find the right builder for your project, check out our comprehensive guide to choosing a builder.

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