We pride ourselves in the service that we provide and can confidently say that we provide our members with the highest level of service we can. Members rely on us providing them with the right knowledge and information they need to carry out their day-to-day business.
What better proof that membership is beneficial than hearing it from our members themselves.
Here's what some of our members say about us.
“I cannot stress enough the value of the services offered by SBF. Over the years I have used many of the services on offer and have found that any queries or issues that I have are dealt with in a very helpful, efficient and quick manner.
And to think that these services cost me nothing as the service is included in the cost of my membership.
Really I cannot understand how building companies can run a business nowadays without the back up of services from the likes of SBF.
They also provide a strong voice for the industry overall in order that the industry’s views are heard at Government level and beyond.
In days gone past we seldom ever had to use the full range of services, but nowadays we are taking advantage of what’s on offer.
I would have no hesitation in recommending SBF, the level of service, coupled with their overall knowledge of the construction industry is exemplary.
I personally am involved with my local association of SBF – Highland - and am grateful for the back up I get from head office in Edinburgh in executing my role as local President.
Keep up the good work!”
William Gray Construction Limited
“SBF are a highly experienced, professional team who have helped us to maintain a consistently strong profile within the construction industry.
They have an excellent grasp of the issues that really matter to the construction industry and their support in terms of training and employment affairs has been invaluable to Morrison Construction Scotland.
The support I personally have been given in terms of steering my way through the complexities of construction legislation and the training courses they’ve carried out for us have focused our company’s attention on the industry and the key challenges it faces.
We are glad that we have joined a true federation, an organisation which actively supports its members and focuses on improving image, reputation and values within the industry, rather than just joining a club.”
HR & Training Manager
Morrison Construction Scotland
(Part of the Galliford Try Group)
“The Scottish Building Federation has been the single most encouraging body in giving A Thorburn Ltd valued assistance.
From advice on contractual matters, employment matters and day to day advice we have found the SBF to be accurate in their evaluation of the situations presented to them.
We have no hesitation in saying the way forward for the Scottish Building Industry is in being a member of SBF.”
A Torburn Ltd
“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.”
Stewart Milne Group Limited
“We, Sibbald Limited, have been and Associate member of the Federation for quite a number of years and in 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.”
Sibbald Training Limited
“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.”
David G. Taylor
W.B. Dodds (Building Contractors) Ltd
“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.”
CHAP Construction (Aberdeen) Ltd
“We have found membership of the Scottish Building Federation invaluable to our business.
The information and assistance they have provided, particularly within the minefield of Employment Law, has helped keep our procedures correct in these especially litigious times.”
Industrial Floor Treatments Ltd
“When we have any concerns relating to Human Resource and Contract issues, be they major or minor, we never hesitate to contact the Federation where we receive prompt and professional advice delivered in an easily understood and friendly manner which gives us confidence in our actions and proves invaluable especially in these difficult economic times.”
Joint Managing Director
Pert-Bruce Construction Ltd
“As a company we have had great value for money from our membership. The legal advice and employment affairs support alone that we have been given from SBF has given us the confidence to implement changes and face the challenges which have been thrown at us as a company.
It can be difficult to find expert advice in our industry and when presented with the vast range of federations and industry related bodies available, it can become confusing and daunting as to who to turn to.
We definitely made the right decision and even at first glance, the range of services on offer from SBF stood out from the rest. In particular, Vaughan Hart, Employment Affairs Manager for SBF has been an invaluable expert adviser to us and I am comfortable to say that the services given have saved me hundreds of pounds in professional costs.
I hope other members will also take advantage and benefit from the advice and services on offer. I would encourage all construction firms, no matter what their size, to join the SBF to ensure we maintain the high standards within our industry and to ensure that we provide a stronger voice to those in power, through our dealings with the SBF, to ensure our industry gets the recognition it deserves.”
Ashleigh (Scotland) Limited
“Although we have been members of the Federation for many years it is only recently that we have taken advantage of the services on offer.
We have found them to be most helpful and all our enquiries have been dealt with in a most professional manner, particularly in the area of employment law.”
Marshall Construction Limited