And finally… A room with a view – Scotland’s first virtual reality show home viewings



VR_Press_6Housebuilder Cruden Homes has launched a unique new home viewing experience which it hopes will revolutionise Scotland’s housing market.

In a first for the country, Cruden is now offering virtual reality (VR) tours of its new Baron’s Vale development in Glasgow’s East End. From the comfort of the sales and marketing suite, a VR headset will allow anyone using the device to experience and feel every imaginable detail of their potential new home.

Many new homes are now being purchased off plan and it can be difficult for people to visualise how their home will feel and look like. Cruden’s virtual reality software takes the customer into a 3D world and really brings off plan properties to life, much more than a glossy insert or CGI image, so that people can make informed decisions before reserving a home.

VR_Press_3Once the user puts on the headset, they will feel like they are standing within the home and simply by moving their head, they can walk from room to room and between floors of the property, all whilst sitting in the Baron’s Vale sales suite.

Liz Mallon, sales & marketing director of Cruden Homes West, said: “Our virtual reality headsets offer a real step change to the Scottish housing market.  People visiting our Baron’s Vale sales suite will be amazed by how realistic it is to ‘virtually’ walk around what could be their dream home. Cruden has a reputation for being innovative and we expect to be very busy in the coming weeks with the introduction of this incredible new technology.”