Builders' Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

Builders' Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies
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The Association of Building Engineers (ABE)

The ABE was founded in 1925 and is a professional body for specialists in building technology. The objective of the ABE is to encourage co-operation between the different construction professions, and to advance the knowledge and practices of those in the building industry.

Members of the ABE can benefit from the following:

  • Training discounts and seminar support
  • Business networking
  • Discounts for Open University courses
  • Yellow Pages scheme
  • Discounts on RAC breakdown cover
  • Discounts on professional indemnity insurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance plans
  • MBNA card scheme

There are several different classes of membership with the ABE, and information regarding the classes of membership and how to become a member can be found on the ABE website at

ABE Contact Details

Lutyens House
Billing Brook Road
Weston Favell

Tel: 0845 126 1058
Fax 01604 784 220

Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors (ASUC)

ASUC was formed by leading contractors in order to promote professional competence in the subsidence industry. ASUC aims to encourage relevant training for members and their staff, fair pay structures for members' employees, a high standard of quality control and to develop and improve practices in the industry.

Information regarding how to qualify and become a member can be found on the ASUC website at

ASUC Contact Details

ASUCplus Kingsley House
Ganders Business Park
Hampshire GU35 9LU

Tel: 01420 471613
Fax: 01420 471611

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

The CIOB is an international voice for building professionals, with an extensive body of knowledge regarding the management in building processes. Chartered status with the CIOB is internationally recognised, giving members the mark of a true professional in their respective fields of the building industry.

Besides being highly regarded, members of the CIOB may also benefit from a wide range of specialist knowledge. The CIOB also focuses on career development opportunities for all who work in the building industry. Raising standards in training and the building industry in general, are priorities for the CIOB. Information, regarding how to become a member, can be found on the CIOB website at

CIOB Contact Details

Kings Ride

Tel: 01344 630700
Fax: 01344 630777

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

The FMB is a trade association. The aim of the FMB is to protect the interests of small to medium-sized building companies. The FMB offers support to help builders run better businesses.

FMB members may benefit from the following:

  • Affinity schemes and partnerships
  • Exposure to new customers
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Industry workshops, exhibitions and conferences
  • Master Builder of the Year awards

Information regarding membership, and how to become a member, can be found on the FMB website at

. FMB Contact Details

Gordon Fisher House
14-15 Great James Street

Tel: 020 7242 7583
Tel (membership enquiry): 08000 965 765
Fax: 020 7404 0296

The Guild of Builders and Contractors

The Guild of Builders and Contractors was founded in 1992. Their aim is to provide members with appropriate services, while keeping the cost of membership below that of other organizations for the industry.

Members in the Guild of Builders and Contractors may benefit from the following:

  • Professional status of integrity
  • Promotional material
  • Legal advice
  • Business referrals
  • Discounted insurance
  • Employment advice

Both firms and individuals in the building industry can apply for membership. All applicants are required to provide references during the application process. More information regarding membership, and how to join, can be found on the website at

. The Guild of Builders and Contractors Contact Details

Crest House
102-104 Church Road
TW11 8PY

Tel: 020 8977 1105
Fax: 020 8943 3151

House Builders Federation (HBF)

The HBF represents its members in a number of areas including, but not limited to government, campaigns and national trade press. The HBF ensures members are fully briefed on developments in the building industry, which may affect their businesses. The HBF also holds regular member meetings, and forms working groups to assist in formulating policy.

More information regarding why and how to become a member can be found on the HBF website at

HBF Contact Details

1st Floor
Byron House
7-9 St James's Street

Tel: 020 7960 1600
Fax: 020 7960 1601

The National Federation of Builders (NFB)

The NFB provides its members with resources and solutions, as well as campaigning on issues that may affect the building industry. This allows members to focus on their businesses, while saving both time and money. The aim of the NFB is to make business simpler and less stressful, for members.

In order to become a member, technical competence must be demonstrated. More information, regarding becoming a member, can be found on the NFB website at

NFB Contact Details

B&CE Building
Manor Royal
West Sussex
RH10 9QP

Tel: 08450 578160
Fax: 08450 578161

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