Blogs



Ed Monaghan: Integrated housing is key to supporting the 2019 Scottish Housing Day theme ‘Housing as a Human Right’

In the lead up to Scottish Housing Day next week, Ed Monaghan, group CEO at Mactaggart & Mickel, ...

Published 13 September 2019

Andy Mallice: Businesses don’t have to ‘flat’-line during uncertain times

Hart Builders MD Andy Mallice on the approach the housebuilder is taking regarding the growing marke ...

Published 10 September 2019

Philip Munn: Construction sector faces perfect storm of VAT issues

RSM VAT partner Philip Munn on the raft of VAT changes coming into force in October. Unless HMRC ...

Published 6 September 2019

Mark O’Neill: An MoT test for your building

DM Hall’s Mark O’Neill on how Energy Performance Certificates can still prove their wort ...

Published 6 September 2019

Fraser Mitchell: Infrastructure levy a chance to clarify planning process

Fraser Mitchell, planning partner at law firm Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, warns that the Scottish Gover ...

Published 2 September 2019

Dave Forrester: Lightning doesn’t strike twice – but once is often enough

Dave Forrester of SELECT discusses recent thunder and lightning storms that have been affecting Edin ...

Published 30 August 2019

Stephen Barker: Masterplans that deliver, not gather dust

Halliday Fraser Munro’s Stephen Barker argues the role of masterplanning is as relevant and im ...

Published 30 August 2019

Christoph Ackermann: Designing knowledge cauldrons

BDP principal Christoph Ackermann discusses the architectural process for designing buildings for kn ...

Published 20 August 2019

Stephen Garvin: Reshaping the Building Standards system

The Scottish Government’s head of building standards Stephen Garvin shares the latest work of ...

Published 14 August 2019

Alex Nicholson: No time to waste on construction VAT changes

Accountant Alex Nicholson warns Scottish construction firms to act now in preparation for the VAT do ...

Published 8 August 2019

Neil Collar: Retirement living and the new Planning (Scotland) Act

Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) B ...

Published 7 August 2019

Euan Bell: VAT disruption could cause ‘chaos’ among construction SMEs

Construction finance specialist Euan Bell offers his insight into how the upcoming VAT changes withi ...

Published 6 August 2019

Hazel Davies: The renaissance in urban living

After a century of flight to the suburbs, urban living has come into vogue for a variety of reasons. ...

Published 2 August 2019

Rodney Whyte: Scots law missing a trick on ‘later living’ projects

Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how ...

Published 2 August 2019

Peter Aramayo: Commitment to connecting Scotland’s communities

Mabey Hire projects director Peter Aramayo on the importance of temporary bridging in rural areas. ...

Published 1 August 2019