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Scotland confirms new funding support for home energy improvements

THE Scottish Government has announced support to make it easier and more affordable for people to install heat and energy efficiency measures in their...

CITB invests in courses to fill construction leadership and management ‘gaps’

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced that it has awarded contracts worth £10.5 million to four UK-wide training organisations which will provide...

Funding programme for social landlords to build affordable homes reopens in Scotland

SOCIAL landlords in Scotland will be able to access loans to build more affordable housing as an investment programme reopens to applications. The Scottish Government...

Trade body expresses concerns about Scotland’s revised planning framework

A housebuilding trade body has claimed that Scotland’s revised national planning framework (NPF4) still fails to adequately recognise the country’s housing 'crisis'. The framework is...

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...

Granton pilot project will test new approach for ‘high-performing’ affordable homes

A new guide of net zero carbon building designs has been tipped to provide a 'significant boost' to Scotland’s affordable housing sector, as part...

Community park breathes new life into previously vacant Glasgow site

A new £3.1 million community park has been officially opened in Glasgow's east end, the fourth greenspace developed in recent years by regeneration specialist...

Building materials supplier wins inaugural Build Dumfries & Galloway programme

QUARRYING and concrete products supplier, Hoddam Contracting Ltd, is celebrating after winning the Champion Business Award at the inaugural hub South West Scotland Build...

Housebuilder confirms two senior promotions in Scotland

CALA Homes has announced the promotion of two senior leaders. Jennifer Wylie, previously general counsel and a member of the group’s management and group boards,...

Milestone reached in campaign to transform Paisley Museum

A fundraising campaign to support the work to transform Paisley’s museum into a world-class visitor attraction has passed the £1 million milestone. The Paisley Museum...

Paisley contractor hails record month for new business wins

CLARK Contracts has recorded a record month for the business after securing over £30 million of new orders. The Paisley-based contractor revealed the work includes...

First minister launches ‘UK’s tallest onshore wind turbines’

FIRST minister Nicola Sturgeon has marked the connection of the UK's tallest onshore wind turbines to the national grid. The 200-metre structures are part of...

Green light for Glasgow development with ‘New York vibe’

GLASGOW City Council has approved a detailed planning application from Ambassador Living - part of the Ambassador Group - for the development of 132...

One of Scotland’s ‘most complex’ civil engineering projects nears completion

WORK to reinstate the Cairngorm funicular railway is entering the final stages in what has been said to be one of Scotland's 'most complex...

Campion reports ‘strong’ results despite sector-wide challenges

CAMPION Homes has announced a 'strong' set of financial results for the year ended 30 June 2022, with a 16% rise in turnover to...

Cruden Group confirms new board structure

THE Cruden Group has announced it is 'streamlining' its governance structure with new board appointments. The move follows the integration earlier this year of its...

‘Quick wins’ would boost new Scottish Construction Accord engagement

THE new Scottish Construction Accord needs some ‘quick wins’ to maximise industry engagement and convince the wider sector of its value. That’s the view of...

Slowdown in Scottish construction market as rising costs and uncertainty weigh on expectations

THE marked slowdown in the Scottish construction market continued in the latest quarter, with surveyors now pointing to the weakest period of growth since...

Hardies completes acquisition of Dundee surveying business

HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has completed the acquisition of Dundee-based quantity surveying firm the John Duguid Partnership. Established in 1929, John M Duguid &...

Kier to deliver ‘first of its kind’ mental health facility in Ayrshire

KIER has been appointed by NHS Ayrshire & Arran to deliver a new 'first of its kind' mental health facility at Ayrshire Central Hospital...