Efforts are under way to help prevent further disruption to the buying and selling of homes across Scotland after Registers of Scotland (RoS) temporarily closed the application record and the UK Government advised home buyers and renters to delay moving unless the new property is empty.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis. Many sites are being shut down in response to government calls for non-essential work to be
New guidance has been published for public sector organisations in Scotland to support suppliers during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is urging the construction industry to donate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to their local healthcare communities amid international shortages for healthcare professionals in the fight against coronavirus. For healthcare workers providing treatment to
The Scottish Government has taken the decision not to introduce upcoming regulations to improve the energy efficiency of private rented housing given the current focus on coronavirus.
Letting agents are amongst a host of businesses which will be aided by rates relief to support them during the coronavirus outbreak under new regulations introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
JCB is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis in order to join the national effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced today.
The newly-established Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV) has taken immediate action to provide clarity for the sector in Scotland following advice from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that all building sites with the exception of any hospital work should close.
Support measures for those who are self-employed and hit by the coronavirus outbreak have been roundly welcomed by the construction sector, albeit with a degree of caution. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced yesterday that a taxable grant will be paid to the self-employed or partnerships if they have
Board members at Balfour Beatty have taken a drop in salary in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Scottish Building Contracts Committee calls for sector to pull together ‘ethically and fairly’ to overcome impacts of coronavirus
The chair of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has urged the construction sector to forget its differences and work together to overcome the potentially devastating impact of coronavirus. Lisa Cattanach said it’s vital for the industry to show a united front over looming contrac
Bear Scotland has paused all non-essential road maintenance projects but will ensure the country’s trunk road network are fit for the purpose of national resilience.
The Scottish Government has issued more guidance on what construction work is considered to be ‘critical’ at the moment but a leading trade body has warned of a two-tiered system due to a disparity of advice across the UK. In recent days, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon advised that const
Willmott Dixon chief executive Rick Willmott has issued a statement confirming that the firm’s sites will remain open outlining its approach to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff and customers are safeguarded amidst the coronavirus crisis. In an online message to staff and suppliers Mr W
The City of Edinburgh Council has ordered work on the Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project to stop this week in light of new coronavirus guidance from the Scottish Government.