About Scottish Building FederationSupporting Scottish Construction since 1895
The Scottish Building Federation is a leading trade association representing the construction industry in Scotland, advocating for the interests of its members and promoting excellence in the sector.
Since its establishment in 1895, the Scottish Building Federation, has been a leader in promoting collaboration and fostering a unified environment that embraces the shared values, collective needs, and cooperative business practices of its members. Throughout the years, SBF has consistently represented the diverse interests and aspirations of its members across Scotland. With a membership that spans various construction and general contracting companies, including large enterprises, medium-sized organizations, and small businesses, SBF provides an inclusive platform that celebrates the entire industry.
We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, delivering outstanding service, and harnessing the expertise of its skilled team. By doing so, SBF is well-equipped to empower your construction company on its transformative journey towards future success.
The mission of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) is centered around listening, advising, and supporting its members. As an organisation dedicated to the construction industry in Scotland, SBF recognises the importance of understanding the needs, challenges, and aspirations of its members. Through effective communication channels and active listening, SBF strives to be responsive to the concerns and requirements of its diverse membership base. By providing timely and relevant advice, the federation equips its members with the knowledge and guidance necessary to navigate the complexities of the construction industry, enabling them to make informed decisions and overcome obstacles they may encounter. Additionally, SBF offers a range of support services, such as legal assistance, health and safety guidance, and access to industry networks, fostering an environment of collaboration and shared expertise among its members.
Moreover, SBF’s board consists exclusively of Scottish building companies, further reinforcing its commitment to serving the interests of the industry in Scotland. This composition ensures that the board members have firsthand experience and a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Scottish construction firms. With their expertise and insights, the board members actively contribute to shaping the strategic direction of SBF, advocating for policies and initiatives that directly benefit Scottish building companies. This close alignment between the board and the members strengthens the federation’s ability to represent and champion the specific needs and priorities of Scottish construction businesses, fostering a supportive and conducive environment for their growth and success.
About Scottish Building FederationWe work for you since 1895
The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) offers a comprehensive range of services designed to support and enhance the operations of its members in the construction industry.
From providing expert advice and guidance to offering valuable resources and training opportunities, SBF is committed to delivering high-quality services that cater to the diverse needs of its members.
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What people says about Scottish Building Federation
As a longstanding Member of SBF, I've had regular opportunities to debate the key issues affecting our industry with senior politicians and policy makers. I think SBF has successful established itself with those policy makers as a reliable source of expert analysis and policy input and has raised construction related issued up the political agenda.
We have taken full advantahe of the wide range of training programmes offered by SBF - everything from developing our tradespeople to managerial skills for those moving into more senior roles. The quality of these programmes is consistently excellent.
We were delighted to be accepted to join the Scottish Building Federation in 2014. To date, SBF have been very imformative and the service that we have received from the team at SBF has been excellent. I would highly recommend their services to others in our industry.
The team at SBF are an integral part of our business, providing both guidance and support across a wide range of topics from best practice to day to day operational queries.
We value their expertise and professional approach to our business. As partners they have been particularly helpful in relation to legalities of the WRA and are always available for both strategic guidance and advice on specific topics.
Their hands on approach and knowledge of our business make them a true partner.
We, Sibbald Limited, have been members of the Federation for quite a number of years and on that time have established an excellent working relationship.
The Federation, with its high industry profile, has provided us with invaluable support and advised us of relevant changes within the industry with Sibbald Limited offering various training course discounts through the federation’s network to all of its members throughout Scotland
We have utilised the assistance of SBF on both employment and contractual matters, the assistance and advice we received was prompt and invaluable and in each instance a satisfactory resolution was the ultimate outcome.
Having this back up and assurance allows us the peace of mind to get on with the day to day running of our business knowing that any queries that arise will be dealt with without any fuss.
At Chap we have many in-house support services, however we frequently find reference to a second industry specific opinion invaluable when it comes to complex matters such as Industrial Relations and Contractual issues. The industry focused support of SBF is grounded in common sense, with a real appreciation of the workings of the construction industry.
We also really value SBF’s tireless efforts to raise the real and urgent issues of the industry with the relevant decision makers at the various levels of Government and other key bodies associated with the construction industry.