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SELECT reappointed to provide certification services

As the importance of certification becomes increasingly critical in the construction industry, Scottish electrical sector rade body SELECT has been granted ministerial approval to continue in its role as a Scheme Provider for the Certification of Construction (Electrical Installations to BS 7671) scheme.

Published 14 September 2020

SNIPEF unveils major rebranding and mobile-friendly website

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has introduced an eye-catching new logo and website as part of a comprehensive rebranding.

Published 14 September 2020

Ground breaks on £2m Edinburgh play barn

Craigies Farm Shop in Edinburgh has broken ground on a £2m building project to construct a new barn which will house a play area and animal petting zone.

Published 14 September 2020

Scottish Water outlines net zero emissions routemap

Scotland’s daily requirement for more than one billion litres of water will be delivered entirely on renewable energy by 2040, under a new plan published today.

Published 14 September 2020

North Ayrshire Council plots green recovery with new economic strategy

A new economic strategy which will focus on a better, fairer and greener recovery and renewal from COVID-19 has been approved by North Ayrshire Council.

Published 14 September 2020

Works starts on new affordable homes at Tom Johnston House site

Work has begun on a brand new affordable housing development located on the site of the former Tom Johnston House in Kirkintilloch.

Published 14 September 2020

Crofting Commission wins appeal court ruling preventing tenant crofters erecting wind turbines

The Inner House at the Court of Session has upheld a decision made by the Crofting Commission denying crofters permission to erect land-based wind turbines on the grounds that the result would be "detrimental to the interests of the land owners".

Published 14 September 2020

Building Briefs - September 14th

Work to refurbish the rail bridge over Merrylee Road on the Southside of Glasgow is now underway and on track to complete by the end of the year.

Published 14 September 2020

And finally... World's first waste recycled brick shortlisted for award

Research from Heriot-Watt University has been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2020 - the Oscars of higher education - in recognition of its innovative STEM project.

Published 14 September 2020

CITB to make thousands more SMEs exempt from levy

Around 5,000 more construction SMEs will not have to pay any levy to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for 2021-22, under new proposals submitted this week to the UK Government.

Published 11 September 2020

Construction output continues to reverse lockdown decline

Output in the UK construction sector grew by 17.6% in July 2020 as the industry continued its coronavirus recovery.

Published 11 September 2020

Work begins on new canal marina in Winchburgh

I&H Brown has commenced work on a new canal marina in Winchburgh after it was awarded the contract by Winchburgh Developments Ltd.

Published 11 September 2020

Saltire Facilities Management continues East Coast expansion with £250,000 contract win

The East Coast operations of Glasgow-based central heating and electrical company Saltire Facilities Management has announced another significant contract win.

Published 11 September 2020

Edinburgh's New Town Quarter plans submitted for summer 2021 start

Orion Capital Partners and Ediston have submitted detailed plans for Edinburgh's New Town Quarter, a mixed-use live/work development forecast to begin construction in summer next year. 

Published 11 September 2020

Gordon Gilchrist: A workforce strategy for the Building Standards verification service

Gordon Gilchrist provides the latest blog from the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division with an update on the Workforce Strategy.

Published 11 September 2020