Blogs



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

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