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The Scotland director of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called for a streamlined planning system to help small building firms avoid the "lottery of the planning process". Gordon Nelson was responding to the results of an SCN survey which found that 96.3% of the count

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In the run-up to the CICV’s Green Home Festival, event co-organiser and Scotland director of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Gordon Nelson takes on SCN's Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? I joined the FMB in 2014. Having worke

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Gordon Nelson, Scotland director of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), reflects on the past 30 years as the trade federation looks forward to the 30th Anniversary of FMB Scotland. Whilst the FMB was established in 1941 and has had members based in Scotland since the 1970s (at least as far as I

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FMB’s Scotland director Gordon Nelson welcomes a recent initiative on construction quality and shares the latest on licensing the construction industry. Quality and high standards. Easily said, much harder to practice and consistently deliver across and within the construction industry. Both a

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Building greener kitchens, accessing renewable funding and preventing heat loss through windows and doors are among the main events being planned for this year’s Green Home Festival, organisers have revealed.

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Following a recent meeting of the FMB Scotland Board, director Gordon Nelson shares some feedback from local building firms across Scotland. The juxtaposition of the ‘ugly’ topics of insurance premiums and increasing business overheads with the beautiful surroundings of Speyside, struck

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Small, local builders are facing an uncertain few months ahead with growing concerns about insolvencies, as they tackle increasing inflation, the knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine and a customer base looking to tighten its belts. In the most recent State of Trade Survey from the Federation of M

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In the first of a regular column for Scottish Construction Now, Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland director Gordon Nelson recalls his attendance at a Tech 2 Grow event that highlighted the help and support available to the trades and SME construction companies in Scotland. The Federation o

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Small, local builders are crying out for the UK Government to introduce measures to curb rogue traders and keep consumers safe, according to a new poll. In the most recent State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), an overwhelming 86% of respondents said now is the time to i

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Building on the success of COP26, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has announced it will be holding a dedicated eco homes festival in 2022, delivering practical assistance and advice to help Scotland become a net zero nation.

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