UKCA product marking changes delayed for further year

The UK Government has postponed planned changes to product marking rules, giving businesses an additional year to apply new product safety markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales.

Published 25 August 2021

Roofing industry feels the heat of intensifying material and skill shortages

The roofing and cladding industry continued to be blighted by material and skill shortages as well as spirally cost increases in the second quarter of the year, according to a new survey.

Published 16 August 2021

Global timber shortage putting UK housebuilding supply chain under 'enormous pressure'

Leading voices from the UK roofing industry have warned of faltering availability and rapidly rising costs of basic materials such as roofing batten.

Published 25 May 2021

Rolled lead supplier suspended from roofing federation for cartel breach

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has formally suspended HJ Enthoven Limited (trading as BLM British Lead) as a supplier member for one year for breaching the competition clause of the NFRC’s Code of Practice.

Published 12 May 2021

Roofers report positive start to year despite skill shortage headache

Roofing contractors reported a significant growth in workloads during the first quarter of 2021 but were hampered by recruitment difficulties and continued material shortages and price rises, according to an industry survey.

Published 5 May 2021

Minister’s call for VAT cut 'would boost economy and green recovery', says CICV Forum

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has welcomed a call by housing minister Kevin Stewart for the reduction of VAT on repairs and maintenance.

Published 23 March 2021

CICV Forum asks industry experts to reveal their wish-list for 2021 and beyond

Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wish-list for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).

Published 17 December 2020

Construction bodies form coronavirus forum to call for urgent help for firms

A group of respected construction industry bodies has issued a joint call for a number of simple actions which it claims the Scottish Government could introduce immediately to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus.

Published 23 March 2020

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an overall majority after yesterday’s UK General Election.

Published 13 December 2019

Winners of NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards revealed

The winners of the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019 have been announced at a ceremony on November 15 hosted by TV presenter Carol Smilie at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

Published 19 November 2019

NFRC unveils Scottish Roofing Awards finalists

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has announced the finalists for this year’s NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year finalists announced

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has revealed the shortlist for its awards which recognise outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry within Scotland.

Published 9 October 2018