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Dorset builders scoops top industry award

Dorset builders Mew Developments scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award, taking the prize for best Kitchen or Bathroom project in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) South West region.

Now in its 13th year, the Master Builder Awards continues to be a flagship for high-quality building work. Organised by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) the awards programme is unique in that any project entered by the builder must be backed up by the customer – giving home owners the opportunity to support those building companies that have delivered exceptional results.

Mew Developments was selected by the region’s judges to win the Kitchen or Bathroom Project Award and will now go through to compete in the national finals for the chance to win the UK category title. The ceremony will be held at the Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel in London on 15th September 2017, and be hosted by TV presenter and building enthusiast Nick Knowles.

Mew Developments picked up the award for its work on a stunning kitchen they installed in a a timber framed building on a cliff side location in Lyme Regis. The kitchen is designed to match the contemporary lurch clad building with simple and stylish finishing’s. Light has been used to maximum effect to complete the aesthetic.
Phil Hodge, Director FMB South said: “The Master Builder Awards give the FMB the opportunity to celebrate a job well done and for clients to say thank you to their builders. For the building industry it is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about small local builders and their importance to the UK economy.

“Time and time again we have been impressed with just how far these builders will go to ensure their client is happy. It is this dedication that we want to celebrate. Mew Developments should feel justly proud of this achievement in winning and we wish the company every success in the national competition.”

If Mew Developments wins the overall Master Builder Awards title, selected from all category winners, the company will receive a brand new Vauxhall Light Commercial Vehicle worth up to £20,000. Their clients will also receive a cheque for £1,000.


The Federation of Master Builders’ Master Builder Awards is open to any UK member of the FMB. The competition attracts a wide range of impressive entries from hundreds of small and medium-sized building firms, working on residential and commercial projects across the country. These firms represent the hardworking and talented backbone of the country’s construction industry. There are nine categories and the winners from each of the eleven FMB regions go through to the UK finals. There is a separate competition for the Apprentice Award with a £500 prize for the national award winner.
For more information please visit: www.fmb.org.uk/awards

About the Federation of Master Builders:

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms, the FMB 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. The FMB is committed to raising quality in the construction industry and offers a free service to consumers called ‘Find a Builder’. Please visit www.fmb.org.uk.