New Builds in Sawbridgeworth | House Extensions and Property Renovations | Why Work with an FMB Member?

Are you planning a large-scale home improvement or development project in the near future? Whether you’ve got your sights set on one of our house extensions, new builds or property renovations, there are many important decisions to make as your job unfolds. Among the most vital, however, is your choice of builders and groundwork contractors. Getting this decision right goes a long way to making your Sawbridgeworth project a success.

But what makes certain contractors better than others? Of course, there are numerous valid answers. For example, you can never underestimate the appeal of a great local reputation. Years of experience and wide-ranging references offer peace of mind too.

However, membership with the Federation of Master Builders pulls all of these positive aspects together. But don’t simply take our word for it – find out below why hiring an FMB member for your project in Sawbridgeworth remains so important.

If you’d like to discuss house extensions, new builds, property renovations or any other services in more detail, call us on 07817 972 488.

The Importance of Choosing FMB-approved Builders

The FMB is the largest trade association for the UK’s construction industry. It is an independent, non-profit organisation that operates to a basic manifesto: build better. Despite their simplicity, these words underline an important message: everyone involved in a construction project deserves better, be it our builders, groundwork contractors and tradespeople or you as the person hiring us.

To realise this goal, the FMB starts by raising building standards. In order to gain membership, a company must meet strict qualifying criteria. You can rest assured, this goes far beyond simple ratings and checks.

The FMB vets and inspects prospective members to ensure they have evidence to prove their calibre, as well as their claims.

Be they in Sawbridgeworth, the wider Hertfordshire area or anywhere else in the UK, builders must meet a set criteria which includes:

• A confirmed trading address
• Successfully passing credit checks
• Having the appropriate insurance
• Inspection of finished work
• Inspection of works in progress

An independent party performs the necessary inspections. They check the quality of the building work needed to deliver property renovations, house extensions, new builds and similar large-scale structures.

What’s more, every member also signs the FMB’s Code of Conduct. This shows you, and all our prospective clients, that our business operates with the utmost integrity.

The FMB then enforces these exacting standards by inspecting members every 3 years. This ensures builders and groundwork contractors stay committed to upholding them.

This only benefits you. With industry-leading standards upheld, and even improved upon, your project reaches completion with outstanding, long-lasting results.

Put simply, companies with FMB membership have the hallmark of excellence and quality.

For added peace of mind, if something should go wrong with your job in Sawbridgeworth, the FMB offers a government-approved disputes service. Based on independent mediation, this guarantees a fair resolution.

At Cooper & Wells Construction, we take pride in our FMB membership. With this approval, as well as builders and groundwork contractors sharing over 50 years of experience, glowing testimonials and an impressive portfolio of completed work, we tick every box.

For an efficient, professional approach to stunning house extensions, bespoke new builds and transformative property renovations, look no further than Cooper & Wells Construction.

Call 07817 972 488 to talk over options for property renovations, new builds and everything in between. Our builders cover all locations in and around Sawbridgeworth.