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In May 2016, a group of fourteen volunteers (the Forum Foundation Group) founded BuildHub. Our aim was to build a non-profit, online community of self-builders and renovators who would learn from, share with, and support each other through the building process. We’re proud to say that in less than a year, BuildHub has grown from 14 to over 400 members, and continues to grow at a steady pace. Longer term, we always planned for BuildHub to be member operated and managed. To this end, we recently created the Forum Management Group (FMG) and drafted an updated Constitution that outlines how BuildHub is to be operated and managed in the future. FMG Constitution Importantly, the revised Constitution allows any qualifying forum member to apply for membership of the FMG. We’d encourage all forum members to read the FMG constitution. If you’d like to participate in the running, development and evolution of BuildHub, please contact us. As BuildHub members will be aware, we don’t have advertising on the forum. BuildHub was created and initially financed by the founding members. While overheads remain relatively low due to founding members donating their time and professional expertise, there are costs associated with running, managing and hosting a modern forum. We are keen to retain BuildHub’s ad-free status, and intend to move to a donation-only model to cover the forum’s running costs. Rest assured, donations will be entirely optional, and will only be sought as required. The FMG is not constituted to make a profit for itself or its members - it is merely a vehicle to manage BuildHub’s continued operation. If you would like to donate, the link is here - Funding the Forum We think BuildHub is already the best self-build forum on the web. As we continue to grow and evolve, the FMG will look to its members to understand what is needed so that we can continue to support the self-build and renovation community. How BuildHub evolves will be down to you, the members, so if you have any ideas, please get in touch. With this change in Constitution to allow new members into the FMG, we welcome your help in making BuildHub even bigger, better and more fun. Thanks Forum Management Group