The number of affordable housing approvals and starts in Scotland has increased compared to a year ago while affordable home completions have fallen, new figures have shown. There have been substantial increases in annual Affordable Housing Supply Programme approvals, starts and completions since 20
Ogilvie Construction has introduced a phased restart of its site operations across Scotland. The company has undertaken a detailed review of every one of its sites to implement the necessary safety requirements to protect staff as they return to work.
New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Every gigawatt of renewable power installed in Scotland creates 1,500 jobs and adds £133 million of GVA to our e
The Scottish Government should accelerate investment in housing, in particular through the Scottish National Investment Bank, and introduce a Scottish jobs guarantee in partnership with business as part of its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Led by ex-Tesco Bank boss Benny Higgins,
A short film outlining the key health and safety steps that all staff should take during the construction sector’s return to work has been released by the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).
Coronavirus has had a significant impact on construction projects in terms of delay as well as direct and indirect costs and Claire Logue says it is uncertain how these will be dealt with by the courts. As the Rolling Stones wisely advise us, "You can't always get what you want… but if you tr
In line with government guidance and Scotland moving into phase two of the road map, Thorntons Estate Agency is preparing for face to face appointments from June 29 and tackle its list of 1300 viewing appointments and over 220 market appraisals. Peter Ryder, managing director of estate a
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has welcomed further easing of restrictions for the sector in Scotland and has produced a pack of free practical signage to help with the safe return to work.
Scottish builders’ merchant St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies Group has received a substantial CBILS funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to help support the business during the coronavirus pandemic. With five sites based in Edinburgh and one in Paisley, the company is
Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without some form of government intervention, warns solicitor Roddy Cormack. The construction industry is facing a real uphill struggle. Although some restrictions are lifting, further increasing the work
Staff at housebuilding and timber manufacturer Stewart Milne Group have been able to make the best use of their furlough period with access to a range of digital courses they can complete from the comfort of their own home.
The key role members of the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF) executive team have played in the vital work being done by Scotland’s Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has been hailed as the Forum continues to represent the industry’s v