About Us

Our Story

HebHomes is a dynamic and fast-growing company that has taken its passion for our architectural heritage and great design to create unique modern living spaces at affordable prices for customers throughout the UK and abroad. With hundreds of houses already built and many more in the pipeline we are a company with an established track record you can trust. 

We have our origins in the architecture practice Dualchas, founded by twin brothers Neil and Alasdair Stephen.  The simple idea was to make the best architect-designed Dualchas house designs available as off‑the‑peg kits to as many people as possible. Over the last two decades we have developed these designs with the latest eco‑friendly construction materials to enhance and expand our HebHome offering. We have also built a network of trusted partners and suppliers as our team has grown across offices in Glasgow, the Isle of Skye and England.  

Our designs have won many awards and are recognised as having influenced and greatly improved the quality of buildings in rural Scotland and beyond: designs from both Dualchas and HebHomes have been showcased at the V&A design museum in Dundee. Interest in our designs is now global with our first house now under construction in the United States.  

Customers first

We realise that you are not just buying a kit house, but building your dream home for the future. To make this process as effortless as possible, we will provide you with all the information, guidance and expertise to select and build a home that meets all your requirements.  You will be guided through every stage with your own project manager and architect, with a commitment to professionalism, integrity and design excellence. 

We always respond to what our customers tell us.  It means that we refine and expand our designs to match your needs. While Hebhomes provide over 40 standard designs to choose from, our architects can amend and tweak your chosen design to meet the demands of your site and brief. 

You can also decide our level of involvement from the start. HebHomes ‘turnkey’ service can take you through the entire build process from planning to completion.  You could also choose our partial turnkey service, where we construct to externally complete, leaving you to finish off the inside.  We only affiliate with contractors with good reputations in the industry so we can continue to deliver fantastic houses and satisfied customers. This is currently limited to Scotland. 

Sustainable and Environmentally Sympathetic

Our landscapes are precious. We have a responsibility to enhance our countryside, not despoil it: we want our houses to look like they belong. And we must do this while protecting our environment.

We believe that we can achieve this by taking inspiration from the simple, narrow designs and careful proportions of traditional northern European rural architecture.  This means the designs have a connection to the past, yet are contemporary. And they are highly energy efficient, use environmentally sustainable materials as well as being beautiful homes.

Our hope is that future generations will come to cherish the HebHomes house as part of their own cultural heritage. Good architecture can help make beautiful places even better.

Our Team

We are proud that almost 70% of our staff have architecture qualifications.  Led by Alasdair Stephen, a RIAS architect educated at Strathclyde University, HebHomes has an outstanding track record of innovative design and business excellence and has delivered over 300 homes to customers in rural and urban locations throughout the UK and Ireland. 

As well as our highly-qualified staff we work with engineers, technicians and builders who understand our products and share both our ethos and our deep commitment to our customers.

Alasdair Stephen RIAS –  Managing Director

After graduating from Strathclyde University with an honours degree in architecture, Alasdair continued his education at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye. It was during this course in business studies and communications that he set up Dualchas Architects with his twin brother Neil.

Subsequently Alasdair founded HebHomes with his brother Neil and former director Donald John MacLennan. Alasdair has led HebHomes since 2010, growing the company with help from his talented and dedicated team of staff.

Neil Stephen RIAS - Director

Neil Stephen was educated at Glasgow School of Art and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. After graduating, he travelled to Hong Kong where he spent several months working on major commercial projects for Tom Yip Architects.  His fifth year dissertation examined the architectural and political problems of housing in the Highlands, and led to his setting up Dualchas Building Design with his brother – later renamed Dualchas Architects – which set out to transform the design quality of domestic Highland architecture.

He was lead architect on a house project at Boreraig which won an RIAS award and was widely published internationally. As a founder and director of HebHomes he has helped lead the way in bringing affordable quality design to the wider public.

Simhika Rao - Associate Director

Simhika is an experienced Architect who has worked in London, Hong Kong and Scotland for practices such as Piercy&Co and Grimshaw Architects. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Westminster, Simhika is also an Associate for Architecture Sans Frontiere UK, primarily focussing on developing community led reconstruction strategies of earthquake damaged communities in Nepal.  

Simhika is in charge of delivering projects, including turnkey, and has a supervisory role over the project managers and customer relations.

Lynsey Foley - Sales Manager 

Lynsey graduated with a BA in corporate communications from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and worked as an agency accounts manager at the Scottish Media Group before serving in senior sales positions at the Herald, the Daily Mail and Radio Clyde.

She joined HebHomes in 2011 and is in charge of coordinating sales for a fast-growing company. She also plays a key role in media communications and events organisation


Fiona MacGregor - Associate & Senior Architect

Fiona studied at Strathclyde University and Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz, graduating with a First Class Honours and Masters in Advanced Architectural Design. 

She is an experienced Architect who has worked on both small and large scale projects ranging from education, residential to community led projects. Alongside working in practice, she has dedicated time as a University Design Tutor at Strathclyde University and has participated in judging student awards for the Mackintosh School of Architecture. 

Fiona has a supervisory role over the project managers and oversees design across the practice. Her keen interest in rural housing stems from her family roots in the Western Isles of Scotland. 

Jamie Hutton - Technical Manager

Jamie is an experienced technician who graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2015 with a MSc in Architectural Technology and Building Performance. He has worked for a variety of companies including Keepmoats Homes and Persimmon Homes.

Jamie joined Hebhomes in 2022 and brings huge experience in Revit and detailing excellence to the business. He has a keen focus on modern construction, delivering a fabric first approach to sustainable design. 


Lewis Hutchison - Architect / Senior Project Manager

Lewis trained at Strathclyde University School of Architecture in Glasgow where he achieved a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design. 

He has a keen interest in rural housing and worked for various practices during his studies such as Jewitt & Wilkie Architects and CRGP Ltd. For six years he worked at JM Architects in Edinburgh, during which he was involved in many large-scale projects across various sectors, including education, student accommodation and residential.

Lewis joined HebHomes in September 2020 and has been a fully qualified architect for several years and brings this excellent experience to his role as a senior project manager. 

Meno Alkhirsan - Logistics Co-ordinator

Meno has a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Heriot-Watt University, as well as having extensive experience in the construction industry working for Scotland’s largest groundworks company, prior to joining HebHomes. Meno has worked in multiple fast-paced work environments and on large-scale projects, which have given him a strong understanding that managing the details and coordination of a project from start to finish are critical for its successful completion. 

Meno has undertaken the role of Logistical Coordinator at HebHomes, building and maintaining close relationships with suppliers, contractors and clients, to ensure all aspects of the supply chain and effective communication channels across different locations are in place to deliver the project to clients’ expectations and to a HebHomes standard. 


Sharon Clayton – Finance Manager

After re-locating from Lancashire to the Isle of Skye, Sharon started working for HebHomes and Dualchas Architects in 2011.

Sharon previously worked for a Construction Cost and Project Management Company in Manchester City Centre.

Sharon is responsible for the Accounting and Finance, where her accuracy and attention to detail is highly valued.

Craig Stephen - Non-Executive Director

Craig has over two decades experience in finance  as an investment analyst, corporate advisor and investor.  He began his career working for Cresvale Securities in Hong Kong and is currently Investment Director of MediaCap, an Australian media-for-equity fund.

Craig is the brother of Neil and Alasdair and brings his wealth of knowledge working with growth companies to advise on international business expansion, funding and strategy.  He has an economics degree with honours from the University of Strathclyde and joined the board of HebHomes in 2019.

Alexandra Adams – Project Manager & Architectural Designer

Alexandra recently obtained her Masters of Architecture after graduating with a First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde. An exceptionally talented and creative individual, Ali has quickly established herself as a key member of staff.

Ali has perviously worked with Comprehensive Design Architects, gaining experience of commerical developments as well as listed buildings. 


Rebecca Irving – Architectural Designer

Rebecca obtained her Masters of Architecture in 2021 after graduating with a First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde. Her Masters projects focussed on the role of feminism in architecture; a topic which she continues to pursue. Rebecca has previous experience working on a variety of projects at Ryder Architecture in Glasgow where she worked during her Part 1.

An organised and skilled designer, Rebecca is a project manager at HebHomes. She is responsible for guiding clients throughout the duration of their projects and also providing assistance on internal design and technical coordination.


Jocelyn McGarritty – Office Manager

Jocelyn has an honours degree in English and History from Strathclyde University and has extensive knowledge in adminstration and customer service.  She joined Hebhomes from Esure Insurance in Glasgow where she was a first point of contact for both new and existing customers. 

Jocelyn enjoys travelling, ourdoor activities and reading a wide range of literature. 

Dilyana Krushkova - Architect/ Project Manager

Dilyana trained at Strathclyde University and graduated in 2019 with a First Class Honors in Masters in Advanced Architectural Design, and recently obtained her Architectural Accreditation in 2022.

Over the course of her education, she focused on the Outer Hebrides, the unique architectural typologies and the importance of sustainability in rural settings. As such, this experience has created a real passion in her which she continues to pursue. With strong graphic and analytical skill, she enriches the design processes and provides valuable advice on our client guides.
Dilyana has worked for Threesixty Architecture during her Part 1 experience, followed by Maith Design mainly working on small scale residential conversions, within buildings of special character.

As a Project Manager at HebHomes and a committed individual, she delivers high level of productivity, enthusiasm and is responsible for guiding clients though the building process. 

Robert Grace - Project Manager

Since graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture from the Glasgow School of Art in 2018, Robert has maintained a keen focus on residential architecture, working at both Cameron Webster Architects in Glasgow and Studio East Architects in Perth. He previously worked as a Part 1 at Kettle Collective in Edinburgh, focusing on larger, international developments.

In these roles he has taken on personal responsibility for multiple projects from initial design to delivery on site, liaising with contractors, consultants and clients in order to achieve the best possible end product. He is keen to continue developing this experience in order to match the expectations of HebHomes clients.

Ami Coulter - Project Manager

Ami is a Part II Architectural Designer who has worked in Glasgow since completing her Masters in Architecture at Strathclyde University with an exchange to VUT in Brno, Czech Republic. She shares HebHomes stance on environmental and contextual impact as well as using resources in a considered way. With varied experience across new build commercial and renovation projects, as well as marine design project management, she endeavours to become an asset to any project. 

Ami is a project manager and architectural designer, though new to the team, she is fast to adapt and up to the challenge. She is able to consider projects holistically, understanding possible problems and solutions, while her detail orientated nature allows her to approach design meticulously and consistently. 

Margherita Baggio - Part I Architectural Assistant

Margherita graduated with a Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde in 2022. This follows a BSc with First-Class Honors in Architectural Design and International Studies, which she obtained at the University of Strathclyde and during her exchange at UPC in Barcelona, Spain.
Her fascination with the human psyche and its relationship to quality of life in housing reflects closely with the work at HebHomes.
Attention to detail, thorough communication, and continuous research into the psychological impacts of design decisions ensure that she produces high-quality work.
Although new to the company, Margherita hopes to continue HebHomes' high standard of work through the lens of social and environmental sustainability. 

Saorla Hanley – Part I Architectural Assistant

Saorla is a Part I Architectural Assistant who graduated in 2022 with a BSc in Architecture with First-Class Honours from the University of Bath. During her degree, she undertook two placements in London, with Murphy Philipps Associates and ZAP Architecture. 

Her studies have inspired a deep interest in environmental and social design, culminating in her final university project in which she designed a women’s centre for vulnerable women and her certification as a Passivhaus Designer after graduating. She is fascinated by the intersection between structure and detailed design that enhances the lives of occupants, a key element of HebHomes’ work. 

New to the team, Saorla strives to bring the best of what she has learned so far and apply her skills to every aspect of HebHomes’ work.


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