Homes for Scotland



Digital technology could pave way for mainstream remote site inspections

A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.

Published 18 May 2021

Trio of board appointments at Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced three new appointments to its board following its Annual General Meeting last week.

Published 13 May 2021

Homes for Scotland secures political support for delivery of 25,000 homes a year

Industry body Homes for Scotland has secured significant political support for its own manifesto call for the delivery of at least 25,000 new homes each year.

Published 4 May 2021

Home builders look ahead to easing of lockdown restrictions

Scottish home builders are keenly awaiting the planned lifting of restrictions next month with trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) keen to play its part.

Published 31 March 2021

20 years of Scottish Housing News: Homes for Scotland

Continuing the 20th anniversary celebrations at Scottish Housing News is Nicola Barclay, chief executive at Homes for Scotland.

Published 30 March 2021

Home builders deliver fourth successive year of improved customer satisfaction

A national new home customer satisfaction survey has revealed a fourth successive year of improved results for home builders.

Published 18 March 2021

Budgetary constraints force closure of Help to Buy

The Scottish Government is set to scrap the Help to Buy scheme from this week after announcing it is no longer able to financially support the initiative.

Published 1 February 2021

Building standards being breached on modern estates, claims surveyor

A leading surveyor has claimed that he is detecting serious safety defects on new housing estates in Scotland every week due to gaps within timber battens in cavity walls and poor workmanship.

Published 1 February 2021

Politicians urged to unite around 25,000-home annual target

With the importance of ensuring everyone living in Scotland has a quality home that meets their needs never more apparent, the country’s home building industry has today urged politicians across all parties to support a shared ambition to achieve and consistently deliver at least 25,000 new homes each year.

Published 27 January 2021

Homes for Scotland welcomes First Home Fund extension but restates planning concerns

Proposed changes to Scottish planning regulations are at odds with the welcome extension of the First Home Fund, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 28 September 2020

Construction workers urged to 'plan ahead and look around’ to avoid electrical hazards

SP Energy Networks has launched a new safety campaign to prevent electrical accidents on construction sites.

Published 24 September 2020

Homes for Scotland urges government to issue 'clear statement of intent' on all-tenure housing target

The Scottish Government must issue a clear statement of intent on the need to deliver 25,000 new homes of all tenures each year and mandate public agencies to work in partnership with developers across sectors to achieve this, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 22 September 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (large) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - large.

Published 24 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (medium) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - medium.

Published 21 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (small) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - small.

Published 20 August 2020