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Commercial property starts to fizz as Aberdeen once again demonstrates resilience

By Stuart Johnston, commercial partner based in Aberdeen who leads the north commercial property team for DM Hall Chartered Surveyors FEW have ever filled their...

The future of offices

By Dave Kelman, project director for Crosswind Developments While we can’t predict with any real certainty what our offices will look like in the future,...

You have the power to reduce your energy costs this winter

By Martyn Raine, technical skills manager at SNIPEF, the trade association for plumbing and heating professionals in Scotland and Northern Ireland "Go and put another...

Why are Scotland’s first-time buyers being given no hope?

By Craig Fairfoull, head of sales and marketing at developer Dundas THE outcry over the scrapping of the top rate of tax and the inevitable...

Our oceans can power the world

By Darren O’Mahony, director, Causeway Geotech IN the midst of a global energy crisis, the escalating cost of living affects everyone. Recent events have exposed...

The road to true net zero

As construction works towards reducing carbon emissions, John Smith, technical director at Donaldson Timber Systems, discusses why embodied carbon is critical to its success IT’S...

Investment in technology helping to drive productivity for Akela

With demand for quality housing growing, the construction sector is having to adapt and think differently about how it can deliver against the backdrop...

Mix of materials should form offsite sector’s zero carbon tool kit

By Sam Hart, head of modern methods of construction (MMC) at Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) IN Scotland’s housebuilding sector timber frame has fast...

The weight of the cost of living crisis on Scottish businesses

By Sharon McDougall, DAS approved money advisor at Scotland Debt Solutions As we enter the final quarter of 2022 and the cold winter months, Scottish...

Meeting the housing needs of a mature population

By Steven Simpson, MD of Cruden Homes In just 20 years from now, a quarter of the UK population will be aged 65 or over....

Early engagement key to future-proofing buildings

By Andrew Thornton, associate director, Thomas & Adamson THE roll out of free early years childcare across Scotland, alongside a rising population and ageing portfolio,...

Energy crisis will worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide...

By John Forster, chair and founder of Forster Group ENERGY prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for...

Bringing life to the desert with biophilic design

By Bruce Kennedy, an architect director at BDP Glasgow WHEN visitors cross the threshold of Heriot Watt’s new university campus in Dubai, they leave behind...

House buyers make a return to city living

By Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director, Cruden Homes (East) Ltd For the last few years, house buyers have been leaving behind urban life to...

Reasons to be EPC-ful over Energy Performance Certificates

By Calum Allmond, head of architectural services at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors In the same way that Home Reports have become an accepted part of the...

Failing to seek permission for home improvements can be a costly mistake

By Calum Allmond, an associate and head of architectural services at DM Hall Scotland’s housing market continues to boom with prices reaching unprecedented levels,...

Architects and designers must embrace the circular economy

By Alasdair Rankin, managing director, Aitken Turnbull Architects Recently, I read an article about how academic innovation was helping to spearhead a transition to reduce waste...

Our products are net carbon negative – but our journey is not over yet!

Steve Roebuck, European health & safety director at West Fraser explains why achieving net carbon negative status for the products is not the end...

It’s time we gave our towns and cities back to people

By Dave Kelman, project director for Crosswind Developments Towns and cities have always been places for people to meet and interact, with workers arriving in...

Cracking the scourge of potholes

By Rick Ashton, bitumen division market development manager at TotalEnergies Marketing UK POTHOLES are an evocative subject. They are defined differently and assessed without a...