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We’re proud members of the Federation of Master Builders, and one of only a few membership firms in Cumbria. Their code of Practice sets out the standard practices expected of the best builders in the industry and we always work to meet, if not exceed, them.

What you can expect from us as members of the Federation of Master Builders:

  • We will work with integrity and duty of care and fulfil all contractual requirements.
  • We will provide the estimated or quoted price of the job, detail what’s included in the price, when you can expect work to start and finish, and whether the planning office or Local Authority Building Control need to be notified and if so who will contact them.
  • We will confirm whether the work is covered by an insurance-backed warranty.
  • We will make our payment terms clear, including requirements for deposits and any staged payments.
  • We will brief you regularly on progress.
  • We will develop a good working relationship with you and anyone representing you.
  • We will let you know if we discover unforeseen problems or delays as early as possible.
  • We will confirm any changes to work specified or extra costs that we agree before such work begins.
  • We will supply samples of materials and fittings for approval as required.
  • We will ensure our employees and subcontractors work as we do and that the site is safe, clean and a healthy working environment.
  • We will take responsibility for all work undertaken on the site by us or our appointed sub contractors.
  • We will leave the site clean, tidy and ready for use.
  • We will dispose of any waste appropriately.
  • We will provide any relevant guarantees or work completion certificates and brief you about any relevant maintenance or operational requirements or issues.
  • We will agree a return date with the client to complete any defects or “snagging” which may have arisen during an agreed period within the contract.

It all sounds very official, but it basically amounts to clear reassurance that we are professional, expert and trustworthy. Please also see our awards page for recent accolades presented to us by the FMB.


  • Renovation Great Langdale

    Jim Troughton has done various jobs for me over the last 12 years, commercial and domestic, including two major bathroom renovations. I've always found him to be totally professional and very competent. All jobs were completed on time and to budget and the quality of work is exceptional. Jim has employed the same small team of quality tradesmen for many years, which means you can be confident of getting the same high standard of work on every job. Jim is happy to take charge of the whole project, leaving the customer with the peace of mind to know that the job will be done properly and the site returned to the customer in a clean and tidy condition – very important in Cumbria where the job may be a holiday home where the owner cannot be on site continuously. I am currently undertaking a major bungalow renovation and I had no hesitation once again in trusting Jim and his team to do the work.
    Terry Graham, Great Langdale