Scotland’s largest independent awards initiative for the housing industry gets underway today with the launch of the 2018 Scottish Home Awards programme, sponsored by Ross + Liddell.

The 11th annual awards will highlight excellence in new home creation with the return of a range of popular categories which covers the breadth of the house building industry.

Awards will be presented for affordable flats, chic city apartments and luxury family homes.  Business awards will also be presented to the best performing companies in the industry with the ultimate award, Housebuilder of the Year being presented to two businesses both large and small.

Reigning champions of the top award, Robertson Homes and S1 Developments have both continued their success through last year and organisers are hopeful that new work will be highlighted from both firms and others in the market.

The awards which typically attract entries from over 60 different housebuilders across Scotland are staged with the support of one of Scotland’s largest property management firms, Ross and Liddell. 

Andrew Cunningham, Director, Ross and Liddell, commented:

“The Scottish Home Awards has established itself as a high-quality awards programme which measures, through rigorous assessment of entries, the ever-improving standards within the industry. The opportunity to have an active role in the assessment of new homes across Scotland is a privilege and a great pleasure.  I am looking forward to meeting my fellow judges to reviewing the merits of the various development types, meeting differing needs, in locations throughout the country.”

The finalists will be revealed in April 2018, prior to a glittering black-tie awards dinner which takes place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Thursday 15 June 2018.

The awards are operated in support of ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ and the management of The Ripple Retreat a luxury residential retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs National Park.  The new build property which launched in May 2017 is gifted to young cancer patients and their families for short stay visits.