The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) announced that a number of construction sites across the UK have ground to a close because of heavy snow.

“Heavy snow showers have led to many construction sites across the UK grinding to a halt. Some construction bosses have told their staff to take the rest of the week off and not return to work until Monday. But it’s not just the snow that’s playing havoc with construction projects – some firms are reporting that the freezing temperatures mean it’s too cold to lay bricks. The overall impact of bad weather on construction growth remains to be seen but this situation is concerning given that the FMB’s latest research shows that growth among construction SMEs slowed in the final three months of 2017. We hope that the cold weather we have seen this week is just a blip and that all workers will be able to get back on site in coming days,” said Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB.

The Federation of Master Builders is the largest trade association in the UK dedicated to the construction industry and which represents thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It was established back in 1941 aiming to protect the interests of small and medium sized (SME) construction firms. The association is independent and non-profit making, lobbying for members’ interests at both the national and local level. The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members, providing a range of modern and relevant business building services to help them succeed. Moreover, it is committed to raising quality in the construction industry and offers a free service to consumers called ‘Find a Builder’.

To find out more information about the association, please visit their website at: www.fmb.org.uk.