FMB Scotland

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies today called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 26 April 2016

Small construction firms suffer ‘sharp fall’ in workloads

Workloads for small builders in Scotland took a downward turn towards the end of last year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Published 25 January 2016

Skills shortage ‘could jeopardise’ fastest construction SME growth since 2007

A boom in the Scottish construction industry is being threatened by the industry’s ongoing skills crisis, according to the latest survey of small and medium-sized (SME) firms.

Published 28 July 2015

Scottish Government ‘shames’ Westminster on energy efficiency, says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has applauded Scotland’s trail blazing efforts to prioritise the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Published 15 June 2015

Housing targets threatened by skill shortages, warns FMB

Plans to alleviate Scotland’s housing crisis could be threatened by increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Published 28 April 2015

SNP fair payment pledge ‘could help construction SMEs’

The proposal for a new law to tackle fair payment contained in the Scottish National Party’s manifesto has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Published 21 April 2015

Scheme to help small housebuilders benefit from home sales

A £30 million scheme to spread the benefits of new house sales to small and medium sized developers has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 12 January 2015

Scotland sees 12 per cent increase in construction output

New official output figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown that Scotland had seen the greatest improvement in construction activity output in the UK as a whole.

Published 15 September 2014

Federation of Master Builders Scotland warns of ‘fragile’ construction recovery

A revival in the construction industry north of the Border remains “fragile”, the Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB) has warned.

Published 18 June 2014