About the Guild

The Guild of Builders and Contractors was formed in 1992 by 14 builders.  Their aim was to create a Guild consisting of reputable firms and individuals actively involved in the building industry who were experienced, knowledgeable and traded with integrity.  They also wished to provide appropriate services to members and ensure that the costs of membership were, and remained, considerably less than other trade organizations.

Corporate Member. Corporate membership is open to builders, specialist contractors, construction consultants, builders' merchants and building component suppliers. Corporate members may use the membership badge or logo on their stationery, sign-boards, vehicles and other promotional or advertising material.

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Personal Member. Personal membership is open to individuals who are actively engaged in the building industry

Trusted Member. Trusted Membership is open to builders, specialist contractors and construction consultants who can satisfy the higher standards required. These standards include more vigorous financial and credit checks, level of insurance cover and additional customer references taken every year. Due diligence checks are carried out every year and membership is only continued if the member achieves the required standard.

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Firms and individuals are invited to apply for membership.  All applicants are required to complete an application form and provide references.  References are always taken up and applicants are only granted membership where the comments made by the referee indicate knowledge, competence and integrity.

Membership Application Forms can be downloaded from pages on this Web Site and sent through the post.  They can also be requested from this Web Site or by telephone, fax or e-mail.  To see current membership joining fees and annual subscriptions details click here.

The Guild of Builders and Contractors are vigilant in following up complaints about existing members and there is an established complaints procedure.  Membership of the Guild of Builders and Contractors can be terminated by the Guild if a member conducts business improperly or dishonorably or in a way which is prejudicial to the interests of other members of the Guild or the building industry generally.