Chris Thompson, AAB: Scottish Government support for SME housebuilders

The Scottish Government has launched a £100 million Emergency Loan Fund for Scottish SME housebuilders with liquidity issues due to the temporary closure of the housebuilding sector. The fund’s aim is to safeguard jobs and protect suppliers, ensure a continued supply of homes, support post-COVID-19 economic recovery and retain diversity within the housebuilding sector.

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Trump cleared for second Aberdeenshire golf course

Aberdeenshire Council has approved plans for the construction of a second golf course at President Donald Trump's resort at Menie.

Published 22 October 2020

Mactaggart & Mickel site manager praised after winning 11th NHBC regional award 

Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has hailed its long-serving Ayrshire-based site manager Stuart Gillespie as a “model of consistency” after he scooped a prestigious industry award. 

Published 22 October 2020

SNIPEF reappointed to run Approved Certifier of Construction scheme for drainage, heating & plumbing

With certification becoming increasingly important in the construction industry, the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has been re-appointed by the Scottish Government to run the Approved Certifier of Construction scheme for a further six years.

Published 22 October 2020

Build Lanarkshire returns with online programme after coronavirus delay

Build Lanarkshire, the instructional programme which guides local construction businesses on how to win new work from both the public sector and Scotland’s Tier One building contractors, is under way once more.

Published 22 October 2020

Furloughed site management teams harness virtual learning to secure key professional qualifications

A cohort of CALA construction site management professionals, drawn from all corners of Scotland, have turned pandemic-driven disruption to personal advantage by tackling one of two advanced Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in site supervision and site management, with the majority completing their studies in record time.

Published 22 October 2020

A record-breaking five months for Rubberseal despite restrictions

With over 18 years’ experience, Rubberseal has become one of the country’s leading specialists in non-flame application, flat roofing and waterproofing systems.

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Over 150 new homes to be built at Bridge of Earn

Taylor Wimpey and GS Brown are to restart construction at Oudenarde outside Bridge of Earn with an agreement in place to deliver more than 150 new homes.

Published 22 October 2020

New social housing approved for Glasgow's Bellahouston Academy site

Glasgow-based housebuilder AS Homes (Scotland) Ltd has been given the go-ahead to develop 36 homes for social rent in Ibrox on behalf of housing association Home Group Scotland.

Published 22 October 2020

New video provides snapshot of progress on Renfrewshire manufacturing innovation district

New bridges, roads, cycling and pedestrian routes are all under construction at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) in Renfrewshire and expected to be open in May 2021 as Wills Bros Civil Engineering delivers the infrastructure underpinning the development.

Published 21 October 2020

Stewart Dalgarno: Tackling the housing shortage - wind and watertight in a day

Stewart Dalgarno discusses the achievements so far at the mid-way point of the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project.

Published 21 October 2020

Video: Work begins on £12m active travel bridge in Glasgow

Work has now started on a new £12 million active travel bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal in northwest Glasgow.

Published 21 October 2020

Competition: Free golf balls for our 10,000th subscriber

Scottish Construction Now is only a handful away from hitting our huge target of 10,000 subscribers to our free daily newsletter.

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