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Wednesday, 05 July 2017

Leading housebuilder, CALA Homes (North) hosted its bi-annual subcontractor seminar at the Village Hotel, Kingswells.

The event – which was attended by more than 60 subcontractors from across the North – included presentations from a number of CALA staff members as well as Trevor Mutch from R Davidson Banchory and Jeff Burns from Fifth Dimension.

Trevor spoke to guests about his experience of being a subcontractor for CALA while Jeff delivered a session on behavioural health and safety. Other topics included the importance of the National House Building Council (NHBC) to the industry, and CALA’s future plans which was presented by Managing Director, Mike Naysmith.

Guests were also invited to breakout into small groups to chat about construction, health and safety and customer service in finer detail.

Steve Jarvie, Construction Director for CALA Homes (North), said: “The purpose of our bi-annual event is to engage with our subcontractors while delivering topical industry information and updates regarding CALA’s key objectives in a relaxed atmosphere.

“We have fantastic relationships with all our subcontractors and our seminar is a good way to keep in touch.

“The sessions are a great networking opportunity and help to promote the importance of teamwork. I’d like to thank our speakers for presenting their industry insights and to everyone who attended.”

CALA Homes (North) recently sold out three of its developments, Rosefield Gardens in Cults, The Links at Dubford in Bridge of Don and Parklands at May Baird Avenue.

The housebuilder unveiled The Paddocks at Cults Park, a collection of three, four and five bedroom homes in the much sought-after suburb of Cults and is also creating a new 550-home community at its landmark Oldfold Village development.




Issued on behalf of CALA Homes (North) by Beattie Communications


Notes to Editor – CALA Homes

CALA Homes, part of the CALA Group, is the UK’s most upmarket major home builder operating in the South of England, the Midlands and Scotland. The company is a Top 10 UK home builder focused on building well-designed, high quality homes in prime locations.


Key Facts:

  • In its full year results for the year ending 30th June 2016, CALA announced record profits of £60.1m (2015: £50.9m).
  • CALA’s average selling price (ASP), as at 30th June 2016, was £538,000 (2015: £509,000) – the highest ASP outside London of any major UK housebuilder, thanks to the Group’s market positioning and geographic presence in more affluent areas of the UK.
  • As at 30th June 2016, CALA’s owned and contracted landbank stood at 15,399 plots (2015: 14,236) with a potential gross development value approaching £5.5bn, up 16% versus 2015 (£5.2bn).
  • In 2016, CALA won ‘Large Housebuilder of The Year’ at the Scottish Home Awards for the second consecutive year, was crowned ‘Medium Housebuilder of the Year’ at the Housebuilder Awards as well as collecting a silver award for ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ at the What House? Awards.
  • On average over the past eight years, 93% of our customers have been willing to recommend CALA to a friend in the Home Builders Federation National New Homes customer satisfaction survey
  • In March 2013, the CALA Group was acquired by Patron Capital Partners, the private equity group, and Legal & General Group, the insurance, savings and investment management company.
  • At the end of March 2014, CALA acquired Banner Homes, a leading developer and retailer of luxury new homes in the affluent markets of the Midlands and the South East of England. The acquisition expanded the company’s geographical footprint and volume scale to make it a Top 10 UK home builder.
  • CALA started as the City of Aberdeen Land Association in 1875 and was the first Scottish company listed on the London Stock Market. As CALA is an acronym it is always reproduced in upper case.


For further information visit www.cala.co.uk