By Erikka Askeland

A FIFE-BASED house builder has hailed its best sales in six years despite the uncertainty of Brexit, the

company said.

Family-owned Muir Homes said sales of homes at developments in Aberdeenshire, Fife, and the West of Scotland boosted the company’s sales, up 34 per cent in the year to the end of

January 2020.

The company said it sold 165 homes, with average selling prices rising 4%. The firm also built 32% more homes, a total of 207 private and affordable properties.

Ash Sheikh, sales and marketing director, said the company was benefiting from a refocused sales and marketing strategy combined with investment in a

faster customer reservation system.

Muir said a “robust pipeline” of housing developments under way and at planning stages.

In the Central Belt, the company launched a second phase of 65 homes in Auchterarder, with 11 already sold.

The company is also planning its first development in Midlothian and a final phase at Port Glasgow in Inverclyde will be launched in autumn.

The group also plans to build a further 64 new homes at Royal Deeside, together with a new development of 36 properties at Newton of Charleston, Aberdeen.

The company is part of the larger Muir Group, also a contractor and property developer.

He said: “We brought more sales and marketing expertise in-house and this has driven a higher sales rate.”

Mr Sheikh added: “We know which locations work for us, and we have fine-tuned our house designs to more closely match customers’ preferences. I am excited about launching our new developments and building on this year’s success.”