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Trade body vows to help avoid construction disputes

ELECTRICAL trade body SELECT has added its name to the list of organisations committed to avoiding construction sector disputes. The organisation has joined the Conflict...

Rembrand Timber takes “natural step” in joining H&B group

DUNDEE-based Rembrand Timber and builders merchant has joined the H&B merchant group. Rembrand supplies timber and heavyside products all over Scotland and boasts a turnover...

Output figures reveal mixed bag as sector awaits Brexit clarity

THE UK construction sector saw a 0.6% dip in output in the three-month on three-month all work series in January 2019, according to the latest figures...

Narro hits milestone of 100 employees

NARRO has announced that it has hit the milestone of 100 permanent employees for the first time in its 37-year history. On Monday, Chlöe Chandler...

MKM attributes Scots growth to ‘stable and resilient’ building sector

MKM Building Supplies Ltd will open five new branches in Scotland within 12 months. The independent builder’s merchant said the investment follows 'exceptional' financial performance from the...

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre appoints new chairperson

ANDY Outram has been appointed the new chairperson of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). He has worked in the construction industry for 35 years and...

Bill amendment risks ‘significant damage’ to student accommodation investment

THE Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has warned that Scotland’s Non-Domestic Rates Bill risks 'significant damage' to investment in the booming student accommodation sector.  Student accommodation,...

SEC Group hoping for end to cash retentions “abuse”

THE Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group said it is optimistic that the issue of cash retentions in the construction industry will be “properly debated”...

First tenant confirmed for ‘landmark’ Edinburgh office development

PARABOLA, the developer of the new city quarter at Edinburgh Park, has confirmed its first tenant for the 1 New Park Square (1NPS) office...

Morgan Sindall “confident of strong performance” following half-year results

MORGAN Sindall has announced its half-year results, with profits up over a quarter on last year’s figures. The group has said it is “confident...
EDDIE Robertson has been appointed regional director to head up Morrison Construction’s central Scotland building business and lead its expansion plans.

Morrison joins hub West Scotland’s supply chain

MORRISON Construction has announced it has been appointed to hub West Scotland’s supply chain as a primary construction contractor. The move follows a refresh process...

Trade body urges members to take part in retentions consultation

THE Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) its urging its members to participate in the Scottish Government’s cash retentions consultation. The trade body is hoping that legislation...

Cruden Group steps up delivery to tackle ‘chronic undersupply’ of housing

THE Cruden Group has announced its intention to boost housing delivery by 25% over the coming year, in response to what the firm described...

Bell to deliver Johnstone retail park development

BELL Building Projects has been appointed main contractor to develop Paton’s Mill Retail Park in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. 4th Developments, owners of the former shoelace mill site,...

Idom Merebrook doubles housing turnover since 2010

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Idom Merebrook has reported 100% growth in its housing division since 2010. The firm’s housing turnover has grown from £1.35 million in...

Dumfries architecture practice adds Passivhaus specialist to its team

AN architecture practice has hired a Passivhaus specialist as it continues to grow its portfolio of housing association and community housing projects across Dumfries...

McCormick appointed chairman at NWH Group

JOHN McCormick has been named the new chairman of NWH Group. NWH employs 275 staff located across five locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Dalkeith and...
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UK sees ‘record’ construction monthly output volume growth but caution remains over future outlook

CONSTRUCTION output in the UK increased by 1.7% in March 2022, according to the latest ONS figures. This is the fifth consecutive monthly growth and...

Balfour Beatty to sell Heery for £42 million

BALFOUR Beatty has announced it has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of CBRE Group to sell Heery International, its US professional services business. The...

CHAP Group appoints new operations director

CHAP Group has appointed Fraser Taylor as the company's new operations director to help drive growth plans. He will be tasked with overseeing CHAP’s construction...