Blogs



Malcolm Thomson: Tackling fuel poverty by building sustainable homes

Sustainable housing can alleviate fuel poverty, therefore, the higher upfront costs should not rule ...

Published 9 October 2019

Eric Curran: Why getting cladding right must not cause property blight

Well-meaning legislation put in place following Grenfell is proving a real challenge for the propert ...

Published 9 October 2019

Sally Thomas: Long-term investment is vital for delivering the housing Scotland needs

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) chief executive Sally Thomas speaks ahead of toda ...

Published 8 October 2019

Womble Bond Dickinson: Insolvency in the construction sector

In the past five years, insolvency rates in the construction industry have increased more quickly th ...

Published 8 October 2019

Nick Pollard: Mid-Market Rent legislation in Scotland, a costly historical anachronism?

Kingdom Housing Association’s Nick Pollard discusses whether the law regarding Mid-Market Rent ...

Published 8 October 2019

Will Scarlett: Leith and East End regeneration

Will Scarlett from Scarlett Land and Development gives his take on the £80 million Skyliner bu ...

Published 4 October 2019

Elspeth Carson: The future of business parks

Morton Fraser’s Elspeth Carson asks whether the rise of city centre living and office developm ...

Published 4 October 2019

Sustrans Scotland: New site to help businesses unlock the benefits of an active workplace

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans Scotland outlines how an active workforce can benefit your busi ...

Published 2 October 2019

Jim Young: Getting good infrastructure to create a sense of place

ICE Scotland chair, Jim Young, gives his regional take on ICE's latest State of the Nation repo ...

Published 25 September 2019

Johnathan Bulmer: Are modular buildings the solution to construction’s environment problem?

Cleveland Containers MD Johnathan Bulmer looks at the rise of modular homes and the substantial bene ...

Published 24 September 2019

Jacqueline Cook: Build to rent – what you need to know

There may be no place like it but what, exactly, makes a home? Developers and planners seek to answe ...

Published 23 September 2019

Andrew Leslie: Additional red tape would add barrier to solving our national housing shortage

A BBC article published at the end of last month highlighted a recommendation made by lobbyist gro ...

Published 20 September 2019

Kevin Reid: Building mixed tenure communities offers a blueprint for success

Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, reflects on the theme of this year's Scottish Housi ...

Published 17 September 2019

Matthew Benson: Harbour Gateway sets the standard for build to rent future

Matthew Benson, director of development services at Rettie & Co, reflects on the Harbour Gatew ...

Published 16 September 2019

Neil Kelly: As you were? …an important decision from the Scottish Appeal Court on collateral warranties

MacRoberts head of construction Neil Kelly looks at the implications of the Scottish Appeal Court's ...

Published 13 September 2019