Scottish Building Federation



Scottish construction jobs increase stalls

Employment in the Scottish construction industry fell by 1,000 to 188,000 during the first three months of 2016, bringing to an end four consecutive quarters of employment growth during 2015.

Published 15 June 2016

Rates relief removal takes its toll on Scottish industrial construction sector

Industry bodies have blamed rates relief changes for a 28 year low slump in Scottish industrial construction output.

Published 13 June 2016

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

Construction professionals learn health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace is a matter of life and death

The first in a new series of masterclasses promoting health, safety and welfare systems and the difference they can make between life and death in the workplace has been attended by more than 50 Scottish construction professionals.

Published 18 April 2016

Scottish construction jobs rise by 13,000 in 2015

The Scottish Building Federation has welcomed figures which show that employment in the Scottish construction industry rose by 13,000 last year to hit a new two-year high of 187,000 at the end of 2015.

Published 16 March 2016

2015 Scottish construction output hits new high of £14.5bn

Output from the Scottish construction industry reached a record high last year on £14.5 billion, according to new statistics.

Published 11 March 2016

Scottish Building Federation to host construction ‘Question Time’ style hustings

Representatives of Scotland’s construction industry will have a unique opportunity to pose questions to spokespeople from all of the main political parties at a special Scottish Building Federation political hustings event taking place at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Friday, the 18th March.

Published 8 March 2016

More Scottish construction apprentices recruited in 2015

The number of building apprentices registered in Scotland rose by 8 per cent to 1,683 last year, according to new figures by the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC).

Published 29 February 2016

‘Five pillar plan’ to support sustainable growth in Scottish construction sector

Simplified and streamlined procurement and a renewed focus on energy efficiency in the existing built environment are among the Scottish Building Federation’s recommendations for sustainable growth in the Scottish construction sector.

Published 8 February 2016

Construction sector confidence remains positive despite another setback

Confidence within the Scottish construction sector has fallen again back to where it was at the end of 2013.

Published 21 December 2015

£14bn record Scottish construction output ‘overly reliant on infrastructure’

Output in the Scottish construction sector has risen to records levels, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Published 11 December 2015

Survey finds drop in Scottish construction industry confidence

Confidence amongst Scottish construction employers about the year ahead has declined during the third quarter of 2015, according to a new report.

Published 5 October 2015

Scottish contractors offered work opportunities

Construction companies from around Scotland are being invited to a free Meet the Buyer event in Edinburgh on 1 October, to find out about upcoming work contracts.

Published 23 September 2015

Scottish construction employment rises 5 per cent

Employment in the Scottish construction industry increased by 9,000 to 176,000 during the three month period to June 2015, new figures have shown.

Published 16 September 2015

Scottish construction output value breaks £13bn after 20 per cent boost

There was a 20 per cent increase in output from the Scottish construction industry over the past year, according to new figures published by the Office of National Statistics.

Published 14 September 2015