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Building accessible homes: turning the challenges into opportunities

Dougie Herd, joint MD at Campion Homes, discusses turning the challenges of building accessible homes into opportunities AS the joint managing director of Campion Homes,...

Harnessing the power of natural insulation

Andy Cook, technical specification advisor at Ecological Building Systems, explains why natural insulation is the perfect complement to timber frame construction TIMBER frame has, for...

It’s time to talk about mental health as much as physical safety in construction

By Rob Bewick, senior construction safety consultant at Thomas & Adamson In the construction industry, health and safety is most often thought about in terms...

Why Scotland’s architects have designs on England’s green and pleasant land!

The Scottish architecture & design sector is strong. There’s a huge range of talent and an ability and desire to deliver projects at a...

How to safely navigate retrofit

By Peter Edwards, architect at Holmes Miller Do you know your EnerPHit from your CarbonLite Retrofit? And if someone mentioned PHPP, would you know what...

Ensuring a smart energy transition: challenges and opportunities

By John Forster, chairman and founder of Forster Group The journey towards net zero is fraught with complexities and challenges that often seem insurmountable and...

Key workers have nowhere to stay – and it’s threatening services in our communities

By Jenny Davies, associate director, Scottish Futures Trust Key workers are an integral part of our communities – from caring for our grandparents, teaching our...

The importance of balancing efficiency with craftsmanship in roofing

In the push to design products that are quicker and easier to install, is there a danger of taking the skill out of roofing?...

Façade 2.0: redefining our urban skylines

Over the past decade, the manufacturing industry has experienced unprecedented change. Advancements in technology, heightened awareness of the environmental impact of new builds, as...

Driving innovation and regeneration can help supercharge growth

By Martin Joyce, executive director of regeneration at Clyde Gateway The economic outlook for Scotland and the wider UK appears to be improving, if only...

Breathing new life into Glasgow’s built heritage

By MJ O'Shaughnessy, MD for Will Rudd Glasgow & Ireland With our city landscapes continually evolving, the eye is naturally drawn to the plethora of...

West Lothian commercial property market ready to respond to hard knocks

Graeme Pollock is director and head of West Lothian agency at the Livingston commercial department of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors WHILE commercial property investment volumes...

RAAC to ruin: sector must learn lesson that cheap material comes at a cost

Following the news that hundreds of residents in Aberdeen’s Balnagask area are to be relocated after RAAC panels were found in around 500 homes,...

Agility and transparency with temporary works

Charlie McKillop, northern regional engineering manager at Altrad RMD Kwikform, discusses why agility and transparency are essential for temporary works suppliers, and the importance...

Laying the foundations for a sustainable future

By Grace Mair, regional director at Thomas & Adamson MORE and more, we are seeing sustainability continue to be a pressing priority for clients, particularly...

The appeal of bi-folds and how to choose them

Victoria Brocklesby, COO at Origin, a manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, discusses the benefits of adding bi-fold doors to a property and offers...

Engineering sustainable urban regeneration: unlocking potential to safeguard our future

By MJ O'Shaughnessy, MD for Will Rudd Glasgow & Ireland In the dynamic world of urban development, the pursuit of sustainability stands as a cornerstone...

Breaking down the bias to build inspiring leadership in housebuilding

By Hazel Davies, a director at Cruden In the lead up to International Women's Day, it’s a good time to step back and reflect on...

Apprenticeship experiences go beyond what I thought would be possible

To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Tyler Buchan, graduate apprentice at Space Solutions, shares his insights into his current role I have been an apprentice project...

Scottish housing market proves its resilience to shocks of the past year

By John McHugh, managing partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors Stress tests are a valuable tool for measuring resilience and the Scottish residential property market...