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FMB and RICS issue Budget plea for VAT cut on home repairs

A VAT cut on home improvement works from 20% to 5% for a temporary five year period would generate an economic stimulus worth £51 billion and create 345,000 new jobs, according to new research published today by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 1 March 2021

Wates Group launches online innovation portal to boost net zero transition

Construction, development and property services company Wates Group has today launched a self-service, interactive and intelligent marketplace for sustainable innovation.

Published 1 March 2021

Nationwide: East Ayrshire most affordable location for homes in Britain

East Ayrshire has been named the most affordable area for first-time buyers in the latest Affordability Report published by Nationwide Building Society.

Published 1 March 2021

City Building launches 2021 apprentice recruitment drive 

To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 (1-5 March), Glasgow-based construction firm City Building has confirmed that 60 new apprentices will be recruited as part of its annual intake this year.  

Published 1 March 2021

Trade bodies salute electrical training with new film for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has teamed up with the industry’s leading training providers to launch a new video celebrating the many benefits that apprentices bring to businesses, individuals and the economy.

Published 1 March 2021

Campion Homes champions benefits of apprenticeships

Housing developer Campion Homes has highlighted the benefits of backing talent through apprenticeships as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week which takes place this week.

Published 1 March 2021

Lee Marley Brickwork supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week

The team at integrated brickwork, scaffolding and stone sub-contractor Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd (LMB) has shown its support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week (March 1-5) adding that this year it’s more important than ever to support apprenticeships across the country.

Published 1 March 2021

Building Briefs - March 1st

Electrical contractor and renewables specialist Alliance Electrical has future-proofed Dundee Science Centre by completing a 40 kilowatt (kWh) Solar panel installation on the south facing roof as part of the on-going capital investment and refurbishment project.

Published 1 March 2021

And finally... Kingston homes to run on 'poo power'

Excess heat recovered from the sewage treatment process could be used to power more than 2,000 homes thanks to a new carbon-cutting partnership between Thames Water and Kingston Council.

Published 1 March 2021

Glasgow appoints design team for £25m Custom House Quay and Carlton Place project

A multi-disciplinary design team led by architects Hawkins\Brown and civil and structural engineers Civic Engineers has been appointed to regenerate both banks of the River Clyde at Custom House Quay.

Published 26 February 2021

Scotland Excel awards multi-million-pound engineering and technical framework to 31 firms

A national contract to help Scottish councils source specialist engineering and technical consultancy services has been awarded to 31 UK suppliers.

Published 26 February 2021

Planning approved for new £4.6m Girvan primary school

Morrison Construction is to begin work on a replacement for Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan this May.

Published 26 February 2021

Architects' Showcase: Allison Architects’ Beresford Lounge revamp brought to life by RM Visuals

The Beresford Lounge has released an animated film highlighting their new 1930s style bar, restaurant, and cafe located in Glasgow's landmark art deco Beresford building.

Published 26 February 2021

Halliday Fraser Munro hails Scottish Property Awards nominations hat-trick

Architecture and planning practice Halliday Fraser Munro has been named as a finalist in three categories in the prestigious annual Scottish Property Awards.

Published 26 February 2021

MacLeod Construction invests in new Liebherr LTM

A Scottish company with interests ranging from housebuilding to quarrying put its trust in Liebherr when it came time to replace an eight-year-old crane, its only item of heavy lifting equipment.

Published 26 February 2021