Homes for Scotland

Large affordable homes increases put government on track to hit target by 2021

The Scottish Government is on track to hit its ambitious target of 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 after new figures revealed a large increase in the total number of affordable and social rented homes.

Published 12 June 2019

Homes for Scotland launches brand refresh to reflect call to action

A refreshed brand has been unveiled by Homes for Scotland which the trade body said reflects the overarching purpose of its new five-year strategy and the organisation’s clear call to action of delivering more homes for Scotland.

Published 7 June 2019

Tammy Swift-Adams: Beyond the Planning Bill – planning for housing delivery

Tammy Swift-Adams, director of planning at Homes for Scotland, outlines why Scotland’s housing crisis should be a ‘call to arms’ to everyone who has a role to play in building more homes.

Published 29 May 2019

Dargavel Village secures prestigious awards double

Stewart Milne Homes’ Dargavel Village development in Renfrewshire has been recognised with both an ‘Excellence in Planning’ award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Homes for Scotland ‘Large Private Development of the Year’ accolade.

Published 28 May 2019

Anderston transformation sees Sanctuary triumph at Homes for Scotland Awards

Sanctuary is celebrating after its regeneration of Glasgow’s Anderston received further recognition as Homes for Scotland’s affordable housing development of the year.

Published 22 May 2019

CALA crowned Home Builder of the Year at Homes for Scotland awards

CALA Homes is celebrating its recognition as Home Builder of the Year following the prestigious win at trade body Homes for Scotland’s (HFS) annual awards held in Edinburgh on Friday.

Published 21 May 2019

Home builders reflect on ‘humbling’ Kenya house build

An 18-strong team led by industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) have returned from building a home for a vulnerable 84-year old widow and her orphaned grandchildren in Kenya, raising £40,000 in the process to support the work of charity Habitat for Humanity.

Published 8 May 2019

Collaborative workshops launched to explore offsite construction of affordable homes

The first of a series of collaborative workshops to explore ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes has been launched at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) by housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 3 May 2019

New director of policy named at Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has appointed Fionna Kell to the position of director of policy.

Published 30 April 2019

Builders discuss planning and Brexit concerns with cabinet secretary

Senior representatives of Scotland’s home building industry have held face-to-face discussions with cabinet secretary for communities and local government Aileen Campbell MSP to discuss the importance of implementing an improved planning system in the midst of ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

Published 8 April 2019

A&J Stephen becomes first Scottish-only builder to receive five star rating

The first Scottish-only builder to receive a five star rating in an annual Customer Satisfaction Survey has been announced.

Published 2 April 2019

Homes for Scotland Awards shortlist announced

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the shortlist for its annual home building industry awards as the organisation prepares to celebrate the sector’s achievements.

Published 27 March 2019

Headline Quarterly Housing Statistics mask private sector drop, warns Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland has repeated its call for growth across all housing tenures as an increase in new build home completions masked a drop in the private sector.

Published 13 March 2019

BRE leads policy-makers and experts’ debate on building a better Scotland

Twenty-one of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, academics, and commentators were welcomed to a roundtable in Edinburgh earlier this year to debate: “What Kind of a Britain are we Building: Scotland?”

Published 12 March 2019

CALA MD joins Homes for Scotland Board

The managing director of CALA Homes (North) has been appointed to the board of Homes for Scotland.

Published 21 February 2019