Blogs



Blog: CDM15 One Year on

By Louise Hosking, director at Hosking Associates, a health & safety consultancy   The ...

Published 27 June 2016

Blog: If the housing need is to be met, priorities have to be set

Bryan Finlayson outlines the consensus seen in Holyrood, that social housing has a large role to ...

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Energy Plans

Danny Lafferty highlights the problems arising from the complexity of new carbon and energy perfo ...

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Is Aberdeen's Property Slump a portent for London?

Whether you are a buy-to-let landlord or a private residential owner, you may well feel as though ...

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Empowering planning to deliver great places - An Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System

Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, digests the recommendations made following an independen ...

Published 3 June 2016

Blog: Estimates – Beware!

Providing clients with estimates is an established practice in the industry. This is for good reas ...

Published 25 April 2016

Blog: Commercial property implications of new energy efficiency measures

By Mark Friars, interior designer at Ryden The Scottish Government has confirmed the measures to ...

Published 21 April 2016

Blog: A busy few weeks for property

Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish summarises the latest developments in Scottis ...

Published 14 April 2016

Blog: Scottish property owners face double whammy over differences in Energy Certificates

Scotland and England, though joined in union, have always had differing legal structures and, even ...

Published 13 April 2016

Blog: The red tape strangling Scotland's property and construction sector

In 2009, Scotland's property and construction sector faced a crisis. The industry was one of the w ...

Published 11 April 2016

Blog: Tax changes will harm rental market in rural areas

The current combination of tax changes will hurt small investors, leading to an insufficient suppl ...

Published 3 March 2016

Blog: New advice: Will Scotland get the homes it needs?

Marc Giles, planning consultant at Ryden, on the part planning plays in delivering housing and inf ...

Published 1 March 2016

Blog: The importance of apprenticeships

Gavin Hay, training manager at City Building and chair of the Scottish Building Apprenticeship Cou ...

Published 29 February 2016

Blog: Why professionalism is as important to the built environment as it is to medicine

CITB chairman, James Wates, on improving the image of construction. Buildings, like doctors, keep ...

Published 22 February 2016

Blog: Changing the way we work to become more valuable to the industry

Steve Radley, CITB director of policy, discusses the organisation's business plan for the next thr ...

Published 15 February 2016