FMB joins NHIC

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has joined the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), and will work closely alongside companies, trade associations and accreditation providers such as British Gas, Which? Trusted Trader and NAPIT for building services.

Sarah McMonagle, director of external affairs at the FMB, will sit on the Leaders Council of the NHIC which, for more than 40 years, has maintained a close liaison with government, local authorities, housing associations, private householders and landlords, as well as other trade bodies, product manufacturers and service providers.

Sarah said: “Following the recent publication of the Bonfield Review ‘Each Home Counts’, it has never been more important for organisations in the home improvement sector to work together through organisations like the NHIC. The FMB is the largest construction trade association in the UK and represents the thousands of small building firms which will actually deliver the improvements to our existing homes that the government’s carbon reduction target demands.

“However, if we are going to raise standards in this arena we should not limit ourselves to energy efficiency and renewables work – we must be even more ambitious and raise standards right across the private domestic sector and then seek the financial incentives from the government to stimulate demand for these improvements among consumers.”