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The Gannochy Trust’s lifetime neighbourhood in Perth, designed by Glasgow architecture firm Anderson Bell + Christie, has won the Best Healthy Homes Development (rural and suburban) and Best Affordable Housing Development at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.

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A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.

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A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.

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CALA Homes has bolstered its commitment to its newly launched Sustainability Strategy with the appointment of two sustainability analysts and a partnership with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). The arrival of specialist analysts, Oliver Cooney and Ryan Menezies, is part of CALA&rs

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A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.

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Eildon Housing’s plans to deliver more green homes in the Borders moved another step closer this week. The first of three Passivhaus homes at Springfield Place in St Boswells will complete in March and a further ten-home development at Westruther has secured planning permission.

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New homes can be built more efficiently if all of those involved – councils and housing associations, designers, planners, regulators and builders – sit down together at the beginning of every project, a report has found. CSIC chief executive Stephen Good and housing minister Kevin Stewa

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An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash annual heating bills to £150. Renfrewshire Council’s housing investment team has been given the green light to deliver a £4.5 million retrofit of 75 terraced council houses.

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