Confidence in Scottish Construction Continues to Rise Tuesday 28 April 2015 PDF Print The Scottish Building Federation have suggested that confidence has grown for the seventh straight quarter in an article published in the Daily Record. The Site Book have responded to the news focusing on the first three months of 2015. A survey from the Scottish Construction Monitor demonstrates that the confidence score increased to plus 29 – up by three points compared to the figure for the last quarter of 2014. Responses are provided by members of the Scottish Building Federation and the report also asked them about their views on what effect the 2015 Construction Design and Management regulations may have. The CDM rules will be implemented on April 6 and 59 per cent believe these regulations will be minor whereas 11 per cent of respondents feel they will have a major impact on businesses. They affect health and safety regulations concerning domestic building projects. Vaughan Hart, managing director of the Scottish Building Federation said: “In order to be sustainable, it's important that the industry's recovery is suitably balanced across all sectors. CDM 2015 regulations will have important implications for the responsible management of health and safety on domestic projects. “That being the case, it's more important than ever that customers choose a reputable, properly qualified contractor to carry out building works on their home.” Further feedback from the new regulations revealed that 94 per cent of firms surveyed were either fully or partially aware of the changes and close to two-thirds think these rules will increase costs. A spokesperson for The Site Book released a statement following the SCM’s research. They said: “It is reassuring to hear how confidence levels in the Scottish construction industry have continued to rise for a seventh consecutive time. This is a considerable achievement with the economic challenges the United Kingdom has faced and hopefully the good feeling carries on throughout 2015. “We supply Scottish and other British businesses with an array of useful products for all stages of construction and ensure that everything we sell complies with the latest health and safety regulations. Our website is stocked full of excellent equipment that appeals to a variety of firms.” The Site Book supply UK businesses with a selection of products for each stage of construction. This includes erosion control, water proofing products along with external window and brickwork protection. Their holding company Swiftec Group provide temporary protection on a range of surfaces in an environmentally friendly manner. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of The Site Book in the following categories: Business & Finance, Manufacturing, Engineering & Energy, Construction & Property, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.