Roll up for the greatest show on turf
Prestigious awards are set to celebrate Scotland’s best developers who create beautiful, luxury homes ... from the ground up
TWO weeks ago the search began for this year’s finalists in The Herald Property Awards for Scotland and over the coming months the finest new homes across the country will come under close scrutiny as the competition heats up. Amongst the many sought-after awards at stake are those for Best Luxury Home for developers building more than 50 units per year and Best Show Home.
Last year Cala Homes (West) won in the Best Luxury Home category with The Westbrook, a premium home with four public rooms, five bedrooms, a galleried landing and separate three-car garage with a further bedroom and a recreation room above it.
The Westbrook scored very highly with the judges, who were impressed with the generous space on offer and the high quality of the finishes
Once again this year, the Best Luxury Home category will be sponsored by Ross & Liddell, one of Scotland’s longest-established property management companies. Today Ross & Liddell are also letting agents; employing a team of chartered building surveyors and providing property management and surveying services to the commercial as well as the residential sector.
Director Brian Fulton says: “The property market remains extremely buoyant, including the luxury homes sector, with many sites selling off plan as soon as advertising boards are erected. Builders and developers, large and small, are actively working on many projects some of which are luxury and bespoke, showing huge confidence in this segment of the market. This confidence is certainly borne out by the level of property management enquires we are receiving.”
One way in which developers emphasise the quality and versatility of their products is with a beautifully designed show home and last year Miller Homes won the Best Show Home award with its Heriot property at Polofields.
Here the interior styling was completed with the help of Eileen Kesson from Envision and that show home, which had a price tag of £845,000, has now been sold.
Neil Gaffney, Sales & Marketing Director, Miller Homes Scotland, said: “We were delighted to win the Best Show Home of the Year Award for our beautiful Heriot show home at Polofields. To win such a prestigious award is a testament to the outstanding finish of this home and the hard and dedication of our entire team.”
That award was sponsored by Daw, an industry-leading provider of marketing solutions. It is the firm’s signage that features across multiple development sites in Scotland and they have been involved with The Herald Property Awards since these were first launched 11 years ago.
Managing director, Gary Daw, says: “A well-designed show home is an essential marketing tool for developers and we are delighted once again to sponsor this award.”