FMB Scotland

Call to enable SMEs to reverse ‘troubling’ house building decline

The Federation of Master Builders in Scotland (FMB Scotland) has called for a "diverse mix of new homes" to make up the Scottish Government's plan for 50,000 new houses in five years.

Published 14 February 2017

Small housing developers bemoan ‘hit or miss’ approach to planning approvals

Small housing developers in Scotland perceive a very high degree of uncertainty in whether permission for small developments will be granted, new research has found.

Published 16 December 2016

Political uncertainty ‘still hampering Scottish construction market’

The Scottish construction sector is experiencing post-EU referendum stagnation as financial constraints and lack of investment continue to weigh on growth, according to a new survey.

Published 20 October 2016

FMB warns of post-Brexit impact on Scottish construction sector

Scottish construction SMEs boomed during the second quarter of 2016 but there are real concerns regarding the potential impact of Brexit on the Scottish construction industry, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Published 3 August 2016

Positive affordable housing figures mask unresolved issues, says sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that it has exceeded its affordable homes target by more than 10 per cent but warned that unresolved issues may impair future progress.

Published 15 June 2016

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 27 April 2016

Scottish Government ‘shames’ Westminster on energy efficiency, says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has applauded Scotland’s trail blazing efforts to prioritise the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Published 15 June 2015

Housing targets threatened by skill shortages, warns FMB

Plans to alleviate Scotland’s housing crisis could be threatened by increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Published 28 April 2015

SNP manifesto backs annual target of 100,000 UK affordable homes

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered her party’s election manifesto yesterday, promising to end austerity and deliver 100,000 affordable homes in the UK.

Published 21 April 2015