Scottish Building Federation



Construction workers given all clear for gradual return to sites

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signalled a return to construction work on sites in Scotland as i ...

Published 11 June 2020

Construction sector welcomes long-awaited return to work but further clarity sought

The first tentative steps to get the construction sector in Scotland back to work have been widely s ...

Published 22 May 2020

CICV Forum issues five-point plea to ministers to save construction sector

The collaborative organisation fighting to save the construction industry has urged the Scottish G ...

Published 11 May 2020

Almost all of Scotland’s ‘forgotten’ builders have furloughed over 80% of staff

More than three-quarters of Scotland construction sector has reported a cease to all cash flow stop ...

Published 22 April 2020

New Scottish guidance calls for non-essential construction works to cease at once

The Scottish Government has made clear that work on construction sites should stop immediately unles ...

Published 7 April 2020

Disparity of advice causing ‘two-tier’ construction system in Scotland

The Scottish Government has issued more guidance on what construction work is considered to be &ls ...

Published 26 March 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 act ...

Published 23 March 2020

Construction career event receives ‘overwhelming’ support

The construction and demolition industries showed their support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week yes ...

Published 4 March 2020

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an ...

Published 13 December 2019

Hadden provides insight into construction at Crieff High School

Perthshire-based contractor Hadden Group hosted a Construction Industry Insight Day for pupils at Cr ...

Published 26 September 2019

Planning decisions ‘still taking far too long’ despite improvements

The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has welcomed “encouraging” planning decision impr ...

Published 24 July 2019

Scottish construction employment hits two year low as industry output falls by more than £1bn

Overall performance of the Scottish construction industry deteriorated during the first quarter of 2 ...

Published 11 June 2019

Scottish Building Federation welcomes apprenticeship funding boost

The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) announcement of a major boost in funding to ...

Published 11 March 2019

Scottish Building Federation voices alarm as investor snub Kier’s £250m rights issue

Bank underwriters have been forced to buy shares in Kier Group after just over a third of the firm&r ...

Published 20 December 2018

Concerns raised as Scottish construction industry sheds 5,000 jobs and £1.5bn in output

The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has voiced concerns about the future outlook for the Scottish ...

Published 12 December 2018