Homes For Scotland

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Perth-based housebuilder Stephen has once again been voted a ‘five star’ builder by its customers, one of only three in Scotland to secure the accolade. The family firm, which dates back to 1935, has earned the rating following a rigorous, externally verified customer satisfaction survey

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Homes for Scotland has called for more analysis of the planning appeal process to assess the political nature of decision making at a council level. The trade body was responding to a freedom of information request from the Scottish Conservatives that revealed that 46% of planning appeals have

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Home building body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the shortlist for its 2022 awards programme as it plans for a return of the annual gathering where winners will be announced.

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Scotland is suffering from a chronic housing shortfall approaching 100,000 new homes as a result of significant and consistent undersupply over the last 14 years, according to a report released today. Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) is calling for an all-tenure target of at least 25,000

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As planning minister Tom Arthur prepares to give evidence to the Local Government, Housing & Planning Committee this morning, Homes for Scotland head of local & regional planning Liz Hamilton says the draft NPF4 document fails to recognise the current housing crisis and is likely to fur

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Homes for Scotland has presented the team behind Stewart Milne Group's Fast Track Apprenticeship programme with an Innovation Award at a virtual ceremony. The programme offers apprentices the opportunity to train as construction site supervisors with a view to becoming the site managers of the futur

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A home building industry-led mortgage scheme that allows new build buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit has been launched nationally with 17 major builders after a successful regional pilot.

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The Scottish home building sector’s top honours for this year have been revealed, with Barratt and David Wilson Homes awarded Home Builder of the Year and Wheatley Group awarded RSL of the Year by trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS). Announced virtually for the first time, with the programme f

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SP Energy Networks is urging construction workers to ‘Plan Ahead, Look Around’ to reduce the number of reported electrical accidents on construction sites. Reports to date this year from the Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveal that there have been 477 safety incidents reported on co

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Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has bolstered its executive team with five new appointments. Reflecting the wide-ranging challenges facing its members, the new recruits comprise Liz Hamilton as head of local & regional planning, Richard Lewington as senior planning adviser and 

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The City of Edinburgh Council's stance against development in the greenbelt risks jeopardising the delivery of homes that the city needs, housebuilders have warned. The City of Edinburgh Council revealed its new City Plan 2030 last week, which will address climate change, affordability, providing mo

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