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Scottish Building Federation, PO Box 21782, LARBERT, FK1 9HG
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since 1895

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.

6,623 apprentices started in 2022/23 the top performing sector in Scotland (SDS Report)
Annual recruitment requirement rate in Scotland of 1.7%
34.2% of MAs in training are in Construction (also SDS)

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