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There are 18 categories available to enter for the 2018 awards.

 

The awards are free to enter and organisations are invited to enter as many categories in the programme as they wish.

 

This year’s entry process will require completion of our NEW entry form, which will be specific to each individual category.

 

Entry Forms can be downloaded at the foot of each category description below.

 

Full details of entry requirements can be found in the ENTRY GUIDE

 

Entrants will have until 12 Noon on Wednesday 28 March 2018 to submit entries in any of the 18 categories.

Housebuilder of the Year (more than 100 units)

Housebuilder of the Year (more than 100 units)

 

 

 

 

This award will be presented to a company in recognition of a sustained and high quality effort to create new housing in Scotland on a
large scale.

Judges will be looking for evidence of a clearly focused business which knows its customer and has consistently delivered high quality product which serves its market.

Entrants should prepare an entry which highlights business activity during the last year.

Eligibility:
For all housebuilders completing more than 100 units per year.

Please provide details of:
• Product overview
• Business planning
• Sales and marketing activity
• Financial results
• Customer service/care
• Employee engagement


Download Entry Form

Housebuilder of the Year (less than 100 units)

Housebuilder of the Year (less than 100 units)

 

 

 

 

This award will be presented to a company in recognition of a sustained and high quality effort to create new housing in Scotland.

Judges will be looking for evidence of a clearly focused business which knows its customer and has consistently delivered high quality product which serves its market.

Entrants should prepare an entry which highlights business activity during the last year.

Eligibility:
For all housebuilders completing less than 100 units per year.

Please provide details of:
• Product overview
• Business planning
• Sales and marketing activity
• Financial results
• Customer service/care
• Employee engagement

Download Entry Form

Housing Association of the Year (more than 1500 units)

Housing Association of the Year (more than 1500 units)

 

 

 

 

This award will recognise the work of an association in recognition of its efforts to deliver high quality housing and supported housing
together with a range of tenant services.

Eligibility:
Open to all housing associations with more than 1500 owned units per year.

Please provide details of:
• Business activity
• Annual financial report
• Tenant care
• Property care
• Community care
• Meeting housing need

The SFHA are offering resources and advice to help member associations complete their entries.  Contact Diane Cooper dcooper@sfha.co.uk

Download Entry Form

Housing Association of the Year (less than 1500 units)

Housing Association of the Year (less than 1500 units)

 

 

 

 

This award will recognise the work of an association in recognition of its efforts to deliver high quality housing and supported housing
together with a range of tenant services.

Eligibility:
Open to all housing associations with less than 1500 owned units per year.

Please provide details of:
• Business activity
• Annual financial report
• Tenant care
• Property care
• Community care
• Meeting housing need

The SFHA are offering resources and advice to help member associations complete their entries.  Contact Diane Cooper dcooper@sfha.co.uk

Download Entry Form

Affordable Housing Development of the Year (private sale)

Affordable Housing Development of the Year (private sale)

 

 

 

 

Private builders may enter this award which will be presented to a new development offering affordable housing for sale. It will have created a new community where affordability and desirability must come together.

Eligibility:
For a new development offering a range of property styles and may or may not be part of a multi-use development. The award is open to private builders offering developments available for private sale, shared equity, help to buy or other incentive schemes for purchase.

Please provide details of:
• Location
• Design
• Features and specification
• Energy efficiency
• Sales and marketing
• Customer Services

Download Entry Form

Affordable Housing Development of the Year (social rent)

Affordable Housing Development of the Year (social rent)

 

 

 

 

Housing associations may enter this award which will recognise a development offered for social housing. It will have created a new
community where affordability and desirability must come together.

Eligibility:
For a new development offering a range of property styles and may or may not be part of a multi-use development. The
development must offer the majority of its product for social rent.

Please provide details of:
• Location
• Design
• Features and specification
• Energy efficiency
• Tenant services

The SFHA are offering resources and advice to help member associations complete their entries.  Contact Diane Cooper dcooper@sfha.co.uk

Download Entry Form

Age Exclusive Development of the Year

Age Exclusive Development of the Year

 

 

 

 

This award will be presented to a development which has been created and offered on an age exclusive basis. The development will be
designed to encourage independent living but may also offer assisted living options.

The development will be offered for sale or rent.

Eligibility:
Open to housebuilders, developers, local authorities, architects or housing associations.

Please provide details of:
• Location, including proximity to transport and local amenities
• Design
• Features and specification
• Provision of shared social space and any other additional services
• Energy efficiency
• Rental or buying options
• Relocation services

Download Entry Form

Apartment Development of the Year (private sale)

Apartment Development of the Year (private sale)

 

 

 

 

This category is open to private builders creating a development of apartments in Scotland. Judges will be looking to showcase a carefully designed development which successfully blends a range of apartment styles and offers buyers a new community
which makes the most of local services available.

Eligibility:
For private builders. The development may be of any size and may offer a range of apartment styles within one development.

Please provide details of:
• Location
• Design
• Use of materials
• Energy efficiency
• Features and specification
• Sales and marketing activity
• Customer services

Download Entry Form

Community Contribution Award

Community Contribution Award

 

 

 

 

This new award will recognise the efforts of a private builder or housing association to deliver a significant contribution to a local community or chosen charity.

Eligibility:
Open to private housebuilders, housing associations and local authorities.

Please provide details of:
• An overview of key community based activity or fundraising in 2018
• Information on the outcomes achieved and evidence of positive impact
• Credentials and testimonials from partners in the community which have benefitted from the success

Download Entry Form

Customer Service Excellence Award

Customer Service Excellence Award

 

 

 

 

Whether you are working in a private builder or housing association, a customer service culture must exist. This category considers entries which showcase the best activity in customer services for private builders or tenant services for housing associations. Your entry should illustrate how engaging the customer can improve business and ultimately lead to further business success.

Eligibility:
Open to private housebuilders and housing associations.

Please provide details of:
• Customer service strategy
• Customer engagement practices
• Employee engagement
• Outcomes of customer services, testimonials and case studies

Download Entry Form

House of the Year

House of the Year

 

 

 

 

This award will be presented to a house marketed at or below £500,000 which is part of a new development. Location, value for
money, quality and design will be taken into account by the judges.

Eligibility:
For private builders offering a house style (under £500,000) which is part of a new development. Open to detached, semi-detached or town houses.

Please provide details of:
• Target market
• Location and provision of local amenities such as transport, schools and services
• Design
• Features and specification
• Energy efficiency
• Pricing and incentives
• Marketing

Download Entry Form

Innovation in Design

Innovation in Design

 

 

 

 

This award will recognise an innovative approach to design, delivered in the creation of new build housing in Scotland.

Eligibility:
For architects and developers creating innovative new housing in Scotland.

Please provide details of
• Location & context
• Design features and specification
• Budget
• Use of materials
• Energy efficiency
• Landscaping and outlook

Download Entry Form

Large Housing Development of the Year (private sale)

Large Housing Development of the Year (private sale)

 

 

 

 

This category is open to private builders creating new housing communities in Scotland. Judges will be looking to showcase a carefully designed development which successfully blends a range of house styles and offers buyers a carefully designed community which makes the most of local services available.

Eligibility:
For private builders with developments of more than 50 units which may offer a range of housing styles available for private sale.

Please provide details of:
• Location
• Design
• Use of material and finish
• Energy efficiency
• Features and specification
• Sales and marketing
• Customer services

Download Entry Form

Small Housing Development of the Year (private sale)

Small Housing Development of the Year (private sale)

 

 

 

 

This category is open to private builders creating new communities in Scotland. Judges will be looking to showcase a carefully designed development which successfully blends a range of house styles and offers buyers a carefully designed community which makes the most of local services available.

Eligibility: For private builders with developments of less than 50 units which may offer a range of housing styles available for private sale.

Please provide details of:
• Location
• Design
• Use of material and finish
• Energy efficiency
• Features and specification
• Sales and marketing
• Customer services

Download Entry Form

Renovation of the Year

Renovation of the Year

 

 

 

 

This category will recognise the renovation of derelict or old buildings with creative activity to breathe new life into existing building stock.  Judges will be looking for information on the history of the site, design influences as well as interior specifications.

Eligibility:
Conversions of residential or non-residential properties converted into single or multiple dwellings are eligible for entry.

Please provide details of:
• Location & context
• Design
• Features and specification
• Energy efficiency
• Pricing and incentives
• Sales and marketing activity

Download Entry Form

Residential Letting Team of the Year

Residential Letting Team of the Year

 

 

 

 

This category will recognise the hard work and dedication letting teams who are providing a service landlords and tenants in the residential market. The judges will be looking for evidence of market share, industry knowledge, sales success, innovation and customer service.

Eligibility:
For residential letting teams working in Scotland in 2018.

Please provide details of:
• Key activity of the team
• Market knowledge
• Innovation and customer service
• Financial success
• Customer testimonials

Download Entry Form

Show Home of the Year

Show Home of the Year

 

 

 

 

This award will be presented to a show home which has been carefully designed to illustrate a new property at its ultimate best, while also effectively illustrating the range of properties available

Eligibility:
Open to private builders, the property entered must be complete and open to the public at the time of entering.

Please provide details of:
• Interior design and influences
• Budget
• Fixtures and fittings
• Sales and marketing

Download Entry Form

Starter Home of the Year

Starter Home of the Year

 

 

 

 

For new homes marketed firmly at the first time buyer market. Judges will be looking for supporting information which gives an outline on design, layout, value for money and interior finish. The property must be available for sale up to the value of £180,000.

Eligibility:
For private builders offering first time buyer property for sale. Please enter one particular house style and not the entire
development.

Please provide details of:
• Target market
• Location
• Design
• Features and specification
• Energy efficiency
• Pricing and incentives
• Sales and marketing activity

Download Entry Form