With two in every five occupied homes in Scotland failing to meet quality standards, with the highest failure rates relating to energy efficiency, construction industry experts are calling on the Scottish Government to develop a long-term, joined-up retrofitting strategy to urgently tackle the probl
Eight built environment bodies, fire safety organisations and disability rights groups have signed a joint letter to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, urging him to require more than one staircase in new residential buildings over 18 metres tall.
Some of Scotland’s oldest and possibly finest buildings could be at risk of being knocked down instead of lovingly restored due to a quirk in the UK’s Westminster-controlled VAT laws, according to a report published today. Currently, in the UK, renovation and retrofitting costs are subje
Scottish construction hit by unprecedented perfect storm of soaring costs, material shortages and lack of labour
Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.
Plans by the UK Government to extend new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings across England without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.