Quest Design and Build are members of the FMB, NHBC and are NRWB Trustmark registered. Please find below text from the relevant bodies' websites explaining what that means for you, the Customer.
The Federation of Master Builders
Choosing a builder who's a member of the FMB means a really good start to any building project. The FMB is a trade association that promotes professionalism and high quality workmanship among small and medium-sized building firms throughout the UK.
Only builders and specialists who can comply with the FMB entry criteria are accepted as members. The Federation logo on builders' vehicles and stationery is widely accepted as the hallmark of a builder who takes pride in the quality of their work, and who matches it with an equally well-run business.
In addition, the FMB Code of Practice means that you can expect the following professional and ethical working procedures and practices from the FMB builder you have selected.
Before work begins:
Your FMB builder will try to make sure that you have all the professional advice you need on the project if it is a large or complex job. This may involve the support of architects, surveyors or other specialist professionals.
An FMB builder should never quote on a project for which they have insufficient time or are otherwise unsuited to undertake.
They will make sure that they have sufficient public liability and employer's liability insurance cover for the contract.
Their quotation should state the following:
• the price
• what is included in the price
• what form of agreement will be used between you (For instance, the Crystal Mark approved FMB Plain English Contracts, which are clear and unambiguous)
What does 'NHBC registered builder' mean?
Only builders and developers who can demonstrate financial security and technical competence are registered with NHBC.
NHBC carries out commercial and technical assessments of all applicant builders and developers before offering 'registered' status.
All registered builders agree to comply with NHBC Rules and build homes to NHBC Standards of construction.
Approximately 20,000 builders and developers are on the Register, and around 80% of new homes in the UK are registered with NHBC each year. Around 1.7 million homeowners are currently benefiting from Buildmark, our 10-year warranty and insurance.
NRWB was one of the first and is the largest scheme to be part of TrustMark.
TrustMark is a government endorsed scheme which promotes high quality standards of workmanship.
All NRWB builders must:
- Have a minimum three year trading history.
- Have their work inspected by an independent assessor every 3 years. All new members will be inspected prior to their membership acceptance by the NRWB. This is the only scheme in the UK that inspects building companies in this manner.
- Builders who wish to join the scheme must provide 6 client references including a professional reference from which at least 3 are confirmed by our Membership Department.
- Have passed independent financial checks.
- Have public and employer liability insurance.
- Have no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgments against company directors at the time of application.
- Be VAT registered if applicable.
- Have passed credit checks, public record and director checks.
- Have confirmed their commitment to the FMB and TrustMark's Code Of Practice