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Useful Links for Builders

The following Builders Links information provides links to trade bodies and trade associations that work to protect the interests of those involved in the building trade and construction industry. They are categorised in order of a typical building project, from start to finish.

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Builders Links | Trade Bodies | Trade Associations

Architects Registration Board

Protecting the consumer and safeguarding the reputation of architects.


Thermal Insulation Contractors Association & Asbestos Control & Abatement Division & IETA Insulation & Environmental Training Agency.

British Institute of Architectural Technologists

BIAT is the qualifying body in architectural technology. For those who wish to study, progress a career or be recognised in the field of architectural technology and for those wishing employ the services of a qualified professional for a building project.

Builders Merchants Federation

The BMF provides builders merchants with the support and advice needed to run their businesses in a competitive environment.

Confederation of Roofing Contractors

The Confederation of Roofing Contractors exists for the purpose of advancing the roofing industry in an ethical and professional manner throughout the British Isles. It is made up of hundreds of contractors, manufacturers and roofing industry professionals.

Considerate Constructors Scheme

Transforming the public image of construction. Promoting working practices to reflect this - minimising disturbance and disruption caused by noise, dust, additional traffic and pavement congestion. With the better management and presentation of sites comes a new respect from the general public.


The UK's largest register of local and national pre-qualified construction and construction-related services.

The Federation of Crafts & Commerce

Established in 1983 by business people for business people, the Federation of Crafts and Commerce is a non profit making, non political business association providing a practical support package to its small to medium sized business Members.

The Federation of Master Builders

FMB On-line - The Federation of Master Builders web site - The UK's leading building trade association.

Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors

FPDC is the independent professional voice of the industry committed to raising quality and performance standards, for the benefit of its members the construction industry and its clients.

The Guild Of Master Craftsmen

Guild of Master Craftsman Publications is a publisher of over 1,000 books and magazines, as well as The Guild of Master Craftsmen, a trade association safeguarding the interests of craftsmen and the public.

Hire Association Europe

To represent, promote and enhance the Hire & Rental Industry for the benefit of its members and customers, activities are focused around influencing and improving the environment in which member companies operate. Key activities are legislation, information, business support, training, education, events and winning more customers.

National Access & Scaffolding Confederation

NASC the national representative employers organisation for the UK Access and Scaffolding Industry. A leading trade association within the construction industry.

The National Federation of Builders

The Federation represents over 3,000 medium sized contractors and smaller builders throughout England and Wales.

National Federation of Demolition Contractors

In it's 60 years of existence since the blitz, the Federation has gone from strength to strength and it is now widely accepted that around 90% of the annual UK demolition workload is carried out by NFDC members.

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors

NFRC is the UK's leading trade association for the roofing industry. Its Mission Statement is 'to promote trade members to gain more work and through this achievement to help Associate members to sell more products and collectively to achieve quality installation.

National House-Building Council

NHBC is the independent regulator and standards setter for the new homes industry.

Royal Institute of British Architects is one of the world's most extensive built environment portals, all courtesy of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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