Fotheringham Homes Triumphs With Triple Win At Scottish Home Awards

Fotheringham Homes have been crowned as Scotland’s Small House Builder of the Year, sweeping the 17th Annual Scottish Home Awards, with an impressive three wins. 

The Scottish Home Awards, sponsored by Ross and Liddell, aims to shine a spotlight on the nation’s top house builders, highlighting their significant contribution to the Scottish housing industry. 

Representing the North East of Scotland, the family-owned and operated house builders were honoured with three of the industry’s most prestigious accolades; House Builder of the Year (under 100 units), Show Home of the Year and the Community Contribution Award at a well-attended ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 13th June. 

Community Contribution Award presented to Fotheringham Homes. Photo credit: Gerardo Jaconelli

Based in Gourdon, Fotheringham Homes is a homegrown family business established in 2006 by Managing Director, Michael Fotheringham alongside his father, Allan Fotheringham Snr., and later joined by brother, Allan Fotheringham. 

Speaking about their recent success, Michael Fotheringham said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win. We were just honoured to be shortlisted for four awards, but to walk away with three is a truly astonishing achievement.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such exceptional individuals who, along with our local suppliers, have made this success possible.

The Fotheringham family have built an outstanding reputation of providing stylish, innovative and high-quality homes to the North East region, which has only been solidified by their latest wins. 

The company’s local roots have always remained strong, with the house builder’s commitment to giving back recognised with the Community Contribution Award, namely for their recent renovation of Johnshaven Village Hall which the judges described as, “a hugely transformational project which has had a lasting impact on the area.”

The newly-transformed village hall was reopened in September 2023, with Fotheringham Homes building a new annexe with a flexible multipurpose room, as well as transforming the toilets and entrance area in four months to ensure that this vital community asset was fully accessible to those with disabilities or reduced mobility. 

Fotheringham Homes was commended for executing the project to the highest standards and for using local suppliers, as well as being highly praised for how closely they worked with the local community.

Speaking about the collaborative nature of the project, Karelia Wright, Chair of Johnshaven Village Hall Committee said: “The experience of working with Fotheringham Homes was extremely positive, and the response from people seeing the new facilities for the first time has been incredible.

Michael Fotheringham with Karelia Wright, Chair of Johnshaven Village Hall Committee

“The Fotheringhams are a local family and they understand the needs of small communities.  From the start, they wanted to do a good job for Johnshaven and to leave behind a wonderful resource for local people, and that is what they did.” 

Fotheringham Homes also achieved remarkable success at the Scottish Home Awards with their new The Cedar Show Home, a charming yet luxurious 1.5 storey, 3 bedroom family home, winning Show Home of the Year. 

Showhome Of The Year Award presented to Fotheringham Homes. Photo credit: Gerardo Jaconelli

Situated at their sold-out Johnshaven development, The Beaches, which was named as a finalist by the Scottish Home Awards for Large Housing Development of the Year, the show home is designed in collaboration with Aberdeenshire-based interior designers, The Inside Story, and was opened in September 2023.  

Filled with beautiful finishes, The Cedar Show Home was recognised for seamlessly blending modern family life with the traditional setting of the Aberdeenshire fishing village, with the use of local suppliers, such as Laings Bathrooms and Kitchens, Whittons Flooring and Orchard Timber doors, sustainable materials and innovative home automation technology being highly regarded. 

The Cedar Show Home will continue to showcase the high building standards of Fotheringham Homes, as the developers will use this show home to represent their future developments, which includes another stunning coastal development, Linton Mews in Gourdon, as well as Garvocklea in Laurencekirk and Brownmuir in Fordoun.