Company News & Blog

28th May 2015
Published by: Dunfermline Press

Howdie partner ... Firm forges ahead

Since appointing its 11 new partners at the beginning of April, which includes three staff members from Dunfermline office joining the board, Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has been forging ahead with plans to build up its commercial surveying client base.Paul Carr, who joined Hardies last year as a new commercial surveyor covering Fife and the Lothians, has made great strides in promoting his full range of general practice surveying services, predominantly valuation, agency, rent review and rating.  His particular specialism is in the valuation of commercial property for Read more
28th May 2015
Published by: Dunfermline Press

On the Market!

Hardies see signs of increased activityThe commercial property market in Fife continues to show signs of increased activity although some sectors are showing stronger than others.That’s according to Hardies’ Paul Carr, who said, “The industrial market continues to be the source of most enquiries and activity.  Just this week, we have completed lettings on two units within the popular Elgin Industrial Estate, Dunfermline, with another unit moving ‘under offer’.  As letting agents on the estate we now have only three units vacant and available for lease.&n Read more
25th May 2015
Published by: Project Scotalnd

Skills shortages still stifling sector recovery

Most firms can't find qualified staff OVER half of Scottish construction firms are finding it difficult to source skilled workers.Labour shortages have been recorded across the sector, with bricklayers and construction professionals in particularly short supply.Although material shortages are falling, Sarah Spiers, Director of RICS in Scotland has spoken of the ‘practical challenges’ of providing skilled labour.  The findings, reported in the latest RICS UK Construction Market Survey, revealed 53% of respondents struggled to find bricklayers whilst 59% had difficulties sourci Read more
14th May 2015
Published by: Midlothian Advertiser

Firm climbs aboard Corn Exchange plan

Dalkeith-based Hardies Property and Construction Consultants is to move into the town’s revamped Corn Exchange, it has emerged.Presently based at South Street, the firm is relocating to the historic Grade A listed Dalkeith Corn Exchange, which is currently being redeveloped by Melville Housing Association.Partner Keith Gifford said:  “Although it’s not until the end of the year, we are already planning well ahead for our move to the new larger premises at the refurbished Corn Exchange here in Dalkeith.  These new premises will really benefit us as we grow as a firm Read more