Monday, May 20

Scottish house-builder rotates to cottages

Muir’s cottages

While cottages have actually remained in decrease amongst house-builders recently, Muir Homes has actually chosen to buck the pattern.

In 2000, cottages represented 6.9% of all new-build conclusions in England. By 2020, this figure had actually dropped to simply 1.2%, regardless of increasing need from aging downsizers. Scotland reveals a comparable pattern.

In current times, many real estate designers have actually tended to prioritise multiple-storey homes to increase earnings margins.

Muir Homes’ brand-new Deer Pines advancement in Stanley in Perthshire will be various– more than a fifth of the advancement will be single-storey.

Muir has actually based its brand-new technique on easy demographics– an aging population suggests more individuals dealing with stairs.

According to National Records for Scotland, in the 1971 census, more than 25% of the population was under the age of 15 with just 12% aged 65 or over. In the 2021 census this had actually turned to be more than 20% of the population being 65 or over, and simply 15% being under the age of 15.

Muir Group president Martin Smith stated: “Scotland’s altering demographics have actually been clear to see for a long time now and with a growing number of interest in cottages we are taking a tactical choice to construct more of them moving forward.

“Understandably, fully grown groups and even young households are now moving towards single-storey homes due to reduce of ease of access or certainly, simply trend-setting. Our company believe that our advancements grow when we produce homes that draw in a large range of groups that rapidly develop and develop into a dynamic and sustainable neighborhood.

“Our brand-new advancement in Perthshire will buck the pattern of a lot of homebuilders throughout Scotland, not just for its accessibility of cottages, however likewise due to the fact that of the concentrate on the environment and guaranteeing homes are suitabled for the future.”

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