The Scottish Home Awards was founded in 2007 to recognise excellence in the Scottish housebuilding industry.
It is an independent awards programme, run for the benefit of the housebuilding community, with the objective of helping house builders and housing associations sell, rent or promote their properties more effectively.
The best housebuilders in Scotland have been named following the largest competition of new build housing ever held in Scotland.
The Scottish Home Awards, sponsored by Ross & Liddell, has crowned Robertson Homes as Scotland’s best housebuilder following a year in which they delivered a growing business with a strong portfolio of properties. They also collected the award for House of the Year for the Azure Grand, currently on sale in Strathaven, and were finalists six times in five other categories.
S1 Developments, the boutique Edinburgh-based builder, were crowned Small Housebuilder of the Year for the third year in a row after collecting the award for Apartment Development of the Year for Horne Terrace in the capital. They also collected the award for Small Development of the Year.
It was a big night for Orkney after Orkney Builders were Highly Commended in Housebuilder of the Year and their development Grainbank in Kirkwall collected the award for Innovation in Design. Orkney Housing Association collected the award for Small Affordable Development of the Year for The Fidges at Stenness.
550 people gathered at the awards dinner celebration sponsored by Ross + Liddell and delivered in partnership with a number of industry bodies alongside the help of an expert judging panel. 19 awards were handed out after 64 companies in Scotland progressed to the finals in the competition which strives to identify the best new build housing created and delivered in the last year.
Andrew Cunningham, Director of Ross + Liddell, commented;
“What an incredible year for housebuilders who have consistently delivered innovative, high quality buildings and a service which places the customer at the centre of its success. The Scottish Home Awards offers a vital role supporting and promoting the hard work creating new desirable housing for an ever increasing population. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners for showing us all how it can be done.”
Guests at the awards contributed to the charity ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ after it recently opened The Ripple Retreat, a luxury residential retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs’ National Park. The spectacular property will be gifted for short stay visits to young cancer patients and their families and also received a Judges Award of Merit on the night.