Insights

The evolution of bathrooms

In this latest article in our Insight series of in-depth analyses of all-things property, we spoke with Glasgow based Scope Bathrooms’ director, Derek Miller, about the evolution of what was once affectionately regarded as ‘the smallest room in the house’. Bathrooms have evolved into stylish and welcoming spaces, and it’s remarkable to consider how far …

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The rival merits of showhomes and viewhomes

From a developer’s perspective, showhomes and viewhomes offer competing attractions. In this latest article in our Insight series of in-depth analyses of all-things property, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, appraises the rival merits of each. “New homes pose certain challenges for developers in terms of demonstrating what prospective purchasers might expect when …

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Designing homes for a connected future

Housebuilders have a responsibility to ensure new-build homes are future-proofed, which is challenging given the rapid evolution of digital connectivity. In this latest article in our Insight series of in-depth analyses of all-things property, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores the challenges. “Housebuilding has always been a highly technical process, but historically, …

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Hazel Davies Queensberry Properties Sales & Marketing Director

The value of effective marketing assets

Effective marketing materials are essential for buyers to make the biggest purchase of their lives, ideally combining digital and real-world resources. In this latest article in our Insight series of in-depth analyses of all-things property, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores the latest initiatives. “Compared to many industries, the house building sector …

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How tomorrow’s homes will incorporate green energy solutions

Growing awareness of environmental issues will encourage builders and developers to make new homes ever greener in the coming years and decades. In this latest article in our Insight series of in-depth analyses of all-things property, Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, identifies four main areas by which tomorrow’s homes will reduce their …

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Celebrating daylight

From attic apartments to south-facing family kitchens, daylight is central to how we live in, and use our homes. In this latest article in our Insight series, Queensberry Properties’ Sales & Marketing Director, Hazel Davies, examines how architects seek to maximise natural light in properties. “The importance of light has been understood by architects and …

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The challenges of choosing construction materials

With a huge choice of natural and manmade construction materials, it’s vital to choose the right materials to clad and detail a residential building. In this latest article in our Insight series, Queensberry Properties’ Director Nick Waugh examines the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s new home developers. “Scotland has always been blessed with naturally …

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Changing attitudes to the car

After decades of building entire communities around the car, masterplanners, architects and housebuilders are increasingly re-evaluating how vehicles fit into residential developments. In this latest article in our Insight series, Queensberry Properties’ Sales & Marketing Director, Hazel Davies, examines how attitudes have evolved over the years. “Architecture has always had a rather uneasy relationship with …

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