What We Do
FPDC promotes best practice, excellence and professionalism in drywall and plastering.
The FPDC is a national trade association with both specialist contractor and associate members that are involved in designing and installing internal and external build solutions.
What Can we do for you?
We are a contractor led organisation with stringent membership criteria, requiring our members to meet the highest standards.
We provide specialist business support designed for companies of all sizes, and represent our specialist contractor members interests collectively in ways which help them to achieve a competitive advantage.
Business Support Services
To compliment the in-house technical and training support services that FPDC offers, we provide access to a wide range of FREE risk management services designed to support your business which include the following:
- Adjudication nomination and advice
- Credit management
- Health & Safety
- Legal and Contractual
- QS & SMM7
As well as the business support services, we look to actively raise the profile of both the Federation and its members through on-going marketing activity such as:
- Spec Finish - Specialist Building Finishes - a 24 page bi-monthly title, circulated to over 5,500 construction professionals including architects, main contractors and specialists
- Plaisterers' Awards - one of the oldest and most prestigious construction industry awards
- Regular coverage in national industry press
FPDC also represents the interests of the sector through effective lobbying on a wide range of topics including:
- Technical - all relevant British and European standard committees
- Health & Safety - directly to the HSE and liaising with house builders (HBF) and main contractors (MCG)
- Procurement - talking directly to main contractors influencing best practice
- Environmental - BRE's Market Transformation Programme (MTP) setting waste minimisation and recycling targets, and WRAP who look to develop end markets for waste
- Training - directly to ConstructionSkills (formerly CITB) and CSCS
There are two categories of membership that pay a subscription based on turnover bands: contractor membership and associate membership.
The biggest proportion of our membership is made up of specialist contractors who, between them, represent 70% of the largest commercial drywall and plastering companies in the UK.
Our specialist contractor membership reflects a diverse range of trades, borne out of the craftsmanship of plastering and skill of drywall construction, including:
Traditional solid plastering (including heritage)
Roughcast, render and external wall insulation
Steel frame systems
Members have excellent specialist knowledge and are skilled installers working to the required technical standards. They work in all sectors, including: public and private residential, public sector, leisure, retail and on new build, refurbishment and heritage work.
Contractor membership of the FPDC is open to specialist contractors engaged in the drywall and plastering trades and who meet the membership criteria, as determined by Council. Contractor members are encouraged to get actively involved in all aspects of the Federation's work.
Council, at its discretion, may admit as associates, any manufacturers, distributors and others engaged in the plastering and drywall trades, who could not otherwise become members of the FPDC. Associates are entitled to attend the general meetings, but are not eligible to vote.
Council can recommend any person to be an honorary member of the FPDC, in consideration of the individual’s outstanding service to the FPDC and to the sector. Honorary members have the right to be present and to speak at all general meetings of the FPDC.
In addition to telephone advice, FPDC offers its members a FREE dispute resolution service. If workmanship advice or site inspections are required, the FPDC technical support service will inspect the work and provide you with an impartial written report. These FREE site visits are an invaluable service provided to members. No other association offers this service FREE to members (starts from £1,500 for non-members)!
For further information about the FPDC please call the office on 020 7634 9480 or email email@example.com