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Roofing and cladding contractors report strong workloads as labour and cost challenges intensify

NEW research has revealed that more than half of roofing and cladding contractors found it tougher to recruit suitable labour in the third quarter...

Brick cladding – changing mindsets in Scotland

Conventional handset brickwork remains a popular method of protecting buildings in Scotland. If this method was a new solution, however, architects and contractors wouldn’t...

KR Group confirms sheet metal fabrication investment

ABERDEENSHIRE-headquartered steel and cladding business KR Group has announced expansion plans after sealing a deal to purchase the metal fabrication department of a local...

Steel and cladding specialist recognised for circular economy efforts

KR Group flew the flag for Scotland's construction industry at the recent VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2022 after being shortlisted in the ‘Circular...

NFRC Scottish Roofing Award winners announced

THE winners of the NFRC Scottish Roofing Awards have been announced during a luncheon at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. This year marked the...

NFRC hails recognition of traditional skills success at Edinburgh event

NFRC is celebrating recognition by the Scottish Parliament for efforts at the 10th Festival of Traditional Buildings, held in August. A parliamentary motion submitted by...

Sustainable and placemaking principles to the fore at new £16m Aberdeen primary school

  CONSTRUCTION of the £16 million Scott Brownrigg-designed Milltimber Primary School in Aberdeen has been completed. Designed for Aberdeen City Council, the new facility, built by...

Waterproofing supplier has room to grow after relocating

ICB (Waterproofing) Ltd has announced it has relocated its Scotland branch to a new unit in Coatbridge following ‘continual growth’. Previously based in Bellshill, the...

Older buildings could have vital role to play in meeting net zero targets

AN architect involved in a ‘first of its kind’ project to transform a pre-1919 Glasgow tenement into an energy efficient building has revealed that...

NFRC marks ten years of traditional skills workshops in Scotland

NFRC Scotland is celebrating ten years of promoting traditional skills and roofing careers. In recent weeks, the organisation has taken part in the Edinburgh Traditional...

Cladding firm backs staff with £1,000 cost of living payment

STAFF at Vivalda Scotland, MSP Facades, and Prism Powder Coating are to receive £1,000 to help them manage rising living costs. The firms are part...

Roofing and cladding contractors face business survival fears over cost pressures

NEW research has found that 71% of roofing and cladding contractors fear for the survival of their business due to price inflation and soaring...

KR Group to fly the flag for Scotland at Façade Awards

CLADDING and steel specialist KR Group (Scotland) is celebrating after being shortlisted for the UK-wide Façade Awards 2022. The firm's work at Northfield Swimming Pool,...

Firm creates senior recladding and façades role

INSULATION specialist ROCKWOOL has promoted Hedley Thompson to the newly-created role of recladding and façades sector manager. The firm described the move as the first...

Old Plean Roofing is reaching new heights

STIRLING-based contractor Old Plean Roofing has already started expanding its new premises – just six months after moving in! The family-run business, founded in 2019...

KR Group lands steel and cladding contract for Wester Ross aquaculture facility

KR Group has announced it has landed a contract, on behalf of client NoFitech, to provide steel work and cladding for the build of...

New fund opens to help NFRC members attract fresh talent

THE NFRC Charitable Trust has approved a new Inclusion Fund to help National Federation of Roofing Contractors members attract and retain diverse talent. Grants are...

McConnell strengthens senior team with new appointments

MCCONNELL has announced it has strengthened its leadership team on the back of 'stronger than forecasted' growth, recent major framework successes and a 'burgeoning'...
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Roofers report rising workloads but cost pressures mean higher prices for clients

NEW research has revealed the majority of roofing and cladding contractors have increased their tender prices amid 'spiralling' costs of materials, labour and energy. The...

Cumbernauld business embarks on recruitment drive as demand grows

CUMBERNAULD-based chartered fire engineering consultancy Brooker Diamond has announced it has strengthened its façade engineering division with four new appointments. The quartet of hires is...