The Scottish Building Federation was originally established in 1895 to represent the interests of employers working in the Scottish building industry and to foster cooperation amongst its members on the basis of  shared ideals, collective needs and collaborative business practices.


More than 120 years later, SBF adheres to those same founding principles and continues to represent the interests and aspirations of construction employers located throughout the length and breadth of Scotland.  Above all, our mission is to ensure that the contribution the construction industry makes to the Scottish economy is recognised and valued – and to promote and advocate the positive economic, policy and environment our industry needs for a sustainable long-term future.


SBF is  made up of 17 Local Associations covering all of Scotland.


As well as providing an extensive range of services for member companies, each Local Association is represented on the main Board of SBF ensuring that both local and national issues are fully reviewed.


These Local Associations are brought together through SBF’s head office in Edinburgh, which coordinates the overall activity of the Federation and provides specialist services for member companies. From the Edinburgh office, SBF engages with Government at all levels to encourage support and recognition for the construction sector and seeks a platform through the media to highlight key industry issues and concerns.  


With a professional approach, excellent service and an efficient team, SBF is ready to assist your construction company on the path to future success.