Membership Criteria

Membership Criteria

The Scottish Building Federation promotes high standards of workmanship and integrity in the building industry.

All SBF Members are expected to;

  • Abide by the SBF Code of Conduct
  • Be reasonable, fair and honest in their dealings with the community
  • Encourage and preserve, by every means, skills in the industry
  • Comply with laws and regulations in the conduct of their business
  • Promote the role of building and construction within the Scottish economy  
  • Act in a manner which advances the standing of the industry in the community

The SBF Code of Conduct relates to the domestic market only and includes provisions on liability inurance, building standards, technical capabilities, employment and training, health and safety, the environment and customer care.

The Code of Conduct also inlcudes guidance clauses on commercial aspects of business such as tendering, quotations, payment and warranties.   

If you would like to raise a complaint in relation to the conduct of an SBF Member please contact the federation directly.  

Joining the Scottish Building Federation

In applying to join SBF, prospective Members must have been trading for a minimum of two years and be in a position to submit certificates of liability insurance, company accounts relating to the two previous year's trading and two recent client references in addition to passing a credit check and a Trading Standards review.