Section: Building & Regeneration

Nearly 80% of builders call for a licensing scheme to crush the cowboys

Posted 10.05.18
Federation of Master Builders: Article link

Almost 80% of builders are calling for more regulation in the construction industry to end the tyranny of cowboy builders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said:

"Until we introduce a licensing scheme in construction, cowboy builders will continue to run rampant in our industry.

"Licensing would ensure a minimum level of competence and professionalism and give consumers greater assurance when hiring a builder.

"Our latest research shows that almost 80% of our members are so fed up with rogue builders tarnishing their reputation, they are in favour of introducing a licencing scheme."

As well as calling on the Government to introduce a licensing scheme for builders, the FMB's new Agenda calls for mandatory warranties for building projects that require building control sign-off to protect consumers further.


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Reporting on May 2018

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