Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed a new Scottish Government report on the value, incidence and impact of developer contributions, which it says demonstrates the important linkages across housing tenures. The report highlights that:
Habitat for Humanity Great Britain has today announced the appointment of Homes for Scotland (HFS) chief executive Nicola Barclay as chair of its board of trustees Ms Barclay will succeed Ian Whitehead who served as chairman since 1991 at the charity which focuses on lo
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.
Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced three new appointments to its board following its Annual General Meeting last week. Regional managing director for Keepmoat Homes Beth McNeil and managing director for Bellway Homes West Scotland Fraser Conn join HFS director of policy Fionna Kell as company di
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. The backing, ahead of this week’s election, from key Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP candidates was confirmed dur
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. Measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus have prevented workers from entering customers’ homes for non-essential afterca
Continuing the 20th anniversary celebrations at Scottish Housing News is Nicola Barclay, chief executive at Homes for Scotland. “With Homes for Scotland being a cross-sector representative body, the wide perspective Scottish Housing News provides is extremely valuable. Timely, informative
A national new home customer satisfaction survey has revealed a fourth successive year of improved results for home builders. The annual New Homes Survey by Homes for Scotland and the Home Builders Federation found that 91% of the customers would "recommend their builde
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. Greig Adams, founder of Adams Building Consultancy, said the breach in building standards means t
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 ho
Proposed changes to Scottish planning regulations are at odds with the welcome extension of the First Home Fund, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS). The scheme was introduced as a pilot to help buyers purchase their first home from either the new or secondhand market, providing up
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). The trade body said this would gen
Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - large. The trade body has announced there will be no winners of its 2020 Awards this year, but all shortlisted candidates will be revealed to recognise the efforts of successful submissions.