Rumours The Great British Bake Off contestant Richard Burr is not a real builder are sadly mistaken because he is in fact a master builder, reports the Federation of Master Builders.
Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB said: “The FMB is extremely proud that our member Richard Burr is challenging stereotypes about builders. Today’s modern builders are often multi-talented as demonstrated by Richard’s brilliant performance.
Unfortunately many people have a negative impression of what constitutes a builder. The reality is that many builders are highly qualified, hail from a variety of backgrounds, and carry out a range of complex and difficult projects. We need to rethink the stereotypical image of ‘mud and boots’ in the building industry and think instead of building professionals such as Richard Burr.
“It’s time old fashioned negative attitudes are changed.”