National Federation of Builders members will be automatically registered to the Considerate Constructors Scheme from next year as part of a deal struck by both groups.
NFB members with a turnover between £500,000 to £3.5m will become part of the scheme free of charge from 1 January 2017 under the agreement.
These companies will now voluntarily agree to abide by the CCS code of practice, which requires firms to take care over appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.
NFB chief executive Richard Beresford said: “NFB members pride themselves on their professionalism and ability to deliver exceptional quality, so it’s great that their efforts can now be recognised as part of the scheme.
“SMEs often miss out on opportunities simply because they don’t have the resources to complete the multitude of registrations and benchmarking initiatives available in the industry.”
He added: “By collaborating in this way, we hope to reduce this burden and improve access to opportunities, working towards achieving a fair playing field for SMEs in construction.”
Considerate Constructors Scheme chief executive Edward Hardy said: “The NFB provides a great platform for the Considerate Constructors Scheme to help support SMEs in championing the principles of considerate construction.”