Insights

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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Are mixed-use developments the future of construction?

Mixed-use developments offer benefits to residents, businesses and even local councils, and their popularity is growing across Scotland. In this latest Insight piece, Queensberry Properties explores further. In the 20th century, house building was generally a siloed activity. Property firms might have been working within a wider master plan, but they were rarely tasked with …

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