The range of services and support benefiting members
The building and construction industry is a key driver of the Scottish economy and one of the largest industrial sectors in Scotland. Our industry makes a major contribution to the generation of wealth and the welfare of the community, so it is important that we have a voice. .
SBF continually monitors building and constructionrelated data released by the Scottish Government and the Office of National Statistics and we continue to champion the industry through media campaigns, policy consultations and by working with the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament, the Scotland Office, local government and others..
SBF continues to lobby across a wide range of issues, including apprenticeships and training, procurement, planning, infrastructure investment, housing, environment, health and safety, and employment.
Being the largest Scottish construction employers Federation, SBF membership is a seal of approval from one of the industry’s most respected trade bodies. The SBF badge will give your customers the confidence that they are using a contractor who is a responsible employer and adheres to the highest standards of customer service, health and safety and workmanship.
There has never been a better time to join SBF. Become a member today, build trust with existing and potential customers and gain access to a broad range of services designed to give your business a competitive edge.
SBF keeps its finger on the pulse of the industry by maintaining excellent relations with its members. Regular Local Association meetings ensure members can come together with SBF officials and like-minded companies to discuss the issues facing the construction industry and to explore potential solutions.
Each quarter, SBF members are invited to complete an online survey, known as the Scottish Construction Monitor. The Monitor canvasses members’ views on the current state of the industry and the outlook for their own business. This survey provides a vital ‘state of the industry’ snapshot, exposing the true trading conditions for construction companies across the country. Running continuously since 2008, the Monitor is well-established and widely viewed as an important barometer of confidence within the Scottish construction sector, regularly generating widespread interest and media coverage.
Each Monitor also includes a ‘hot topic’ question,
which gauges members’ views on a specific aspect
of the sector, such as expectations for activity,
employment, profitability, sales or forward orders.
SBF uses the information from the Construction Monitor to lobby the Scottish Government, and others, to ensure legislation is industry friendly..
Alongside the free services offered to members, SBF has negotiated a number of exclusive offers and discounts on building materials and equipment from some of the industry’s leading suppliers. Visit www.scottish-building.co.uk to view a full list of the available deal.