The ultimate guide to housebuilders in Aberdeen

 The ultimate guide to housebuilders in Aberdeen

Table of contents

  1. Where is Chapelton located?
  2. Housebuilders in Chapelton
  3. AJC 
  4. Snowdrop Developments 
  5. Brio Retirement Living
  6. Stephen 
  7. Places for People 
  8. Tips from local Aberdeen homebuilders
  9. Why is Aberdeen a great place to live?
  10. Things to do in Aberdeen

Where is Chapelton located?

Chapelton is a growing community near Aberdeen city centre and the beautiful North-east coastline. It draws inspiration from other picturesque coastal towns including Stonehaven, Montrose and St. Andrew. At Chapelton, you can enjoy the tranquility of rural living with the added advantages of a thriving, vibrant town.

Nestled between Portlethen and Newtonhill, Chapelton is easily accessible for those living both north and south of Aberdeen. With breathtaking countryside, plentiful green spaces and an abundance of local shops to explore, Chapelton is the perfect place to live, work and play!

Housebuilders located within Chapelton

Five great housebuilders in Aberdeen have created Chapelton by designing and selling many different homes. These builders are AJC, Brio Retirement Living, Stephen, Snowdrop Developments, and Places for People.

Every builder provides a range of homes tailored to diverse buyers, encompassing small cottages to expansive 5-bedroom family homes. A code protects each home’s original design in the area keeping the designs safe from changes or harm.

AJC Homes

Based in Aboyne, AJC Homes is a privately owned housebuilder that specialises in building and designing high quality homes. They cater to a range of buyers including first time buyers, families, downsizers and retirees. Dedicated to sustainable development, they aim for a harmonious blend of rural and suburban locations throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. 

The ethos of this housebuilder aligns with the distinctive design concept at Chapelton. High levels of management input guarantee consistency, providing excellent standards of construction throughout the community homes. Have a look through this beautiful AJC show home in Chapelton

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Snowdrop Developments

Snowdrop Developments is an award-winning family owned housebuilder based in St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire. They provide top-tier developments and bespoke builds with structural designs that seamlessly integrate natural materials like stone, wetdash, casement windows, and slate. This imparts an elegant and timeless appearance to the exterior of the homes. When possible, you can opt for vaulted ceilings at the entrance, elevated ceilings on the ground floor, and doors with an oak effect throughout.

Boasting an extensive portfolio spanning from Royal Deeside to St. Cyrus, Snowdrop Developments has an impressive reputation and a dedicated team. The company earned recognition as a finalist for the Ross & Liddell Scottish Home Awards for three consecutive years: 2017, 2016, and 2015. Alongside building luxury homes, Snowdrop Developments also offers bespoke build projects. These come with capabilities to manage self-build projects from the design/ planning stage through to building completion.

Snowdrop Development started building homes on the outskirts of Chapelton in November 2020. Built on generously sized plots, these homes are ideal for those looking to upsize. You can find the homes in the following areas of Chapelton: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Brooke Lane North, and East Site.

I’d highly recommend Snowdrop Developments as a highly competent home builder who provide a standard of home beyond what most could ever dream of owning.”

Graham. W, Customer 

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Brio Retirement Living

Live better with Brio’

Passionate about building new communities in locations across the UK, Brio Retirement Living is a housebuilder committed to improving the quality and experience of later life. They have a true focus on taking care of the mind, body and emotional wellbeing. 

A Brio lifestyle embodies good health, opportunities and independence with the option for tailored care available if required. The organisation has the vision of creating retirement living that is enjoyable, modern and delivered with respect. 

Only a short drive south of Aberdeen, Landale Court offers cottages and apartments in the heart of Chapelton. Providing retirees with the chance to fully enjoy their retirement, these properties are available in both one and two-bedroom options. Landale Court also has a range of facilities including a fitness suite, community hub, hobby room and exclusive Slate & Grain brasserie and bar – the perfect place to sit back, relax and socialise.

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Stephen, a family-run housebuilder in Perth, has been in the construction industry for over 80 years since 1935. Establishing a prestigious reputation in design, excellence, quality craftsmanship and outstanding service, Stephen follows the philosophy of ‘insistence on the highest standards’. 

With developments all over Scotland including Glenfarg, Perth and Aberdeenshire, Stephen has a universal hallmark throughout each home. Its layout clearly shows the impeccable standard of finish and thought put into every small feature. 

Stephen presents a range of different house types, from 2-bedroom to 6-bedroom homes. They have also expanded the scope of homes available in Chapelton with the launch of new 2 to 5-bedroom detached villas.

“​​The guidance I received from the sales team at Stephen was invaluable as the buying process can be a little daunting.”

Stephens customer
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Places for People

With more than 50 years of experience within the industry, house builder Places for People has perfected the art of creating thriving local communities throughout the UK, including Chapelton. From Inverness to Devon, the span of developments located across the country is vast.

Places for People focuses on creating homes with people at the centre, striving to build sustainable communities for everyone. Entering a Places for People home in Chapelton, you’ll find modern country charm. This is achieved through the unique structural design the company embraces, incorporating period features in its homes.

From sash windows and high ceilings to chimneys and case windows, the use of traditional features gives each home a unique and timeless feel. Several of the larger homes come with a rare feature in new builds—a log-burning stove, adding a focal point to the room.

Places for People offers 2/3-bedroom homes in Chapelton with flexible choices for moving, including buying, renting, or shared equity. Read our latest Q&A with Places for People Regional Sales and Marketing Director – Scotland, Allison Sutherland

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Tips from local Aberdeen housebuilders

Purchasing a new build home is an exciting step, but the process can sometimes feel overwhelming and knowing where to start can be difficult. To help with your journey towards finding your dream home, Chapelton’s housebuilders have shared their top tips, advice and suggestions for those looking to buy a brand new home.

What tips would you give to someone looking to buy a home in Chapelton?

We would definitely recommend visiting our showhome at Chapelton to see our specification and standard of finish of our homes. After visiting the showhome, we always recommend having a walk around Chapelton to get a feel for the town itself. If you have time, why not even pop into the local coffee shop or The Boxes to try out some of Chapelton’s tasty treats.”


“It’s so easy to fall in love with Chapelton. We have a strong sense of community and host a selection of events including farmers’ markets, charity bike rides, fun runs and movie nights. We would suggest coming to these events to see if you would enjoy this vibrant lifestyle. With five different developers building a range of styles – there is something for everyone.”

Places for People

“For people looking to move to Chapelton, we recommend they follow the social media channels and come and join in with the community events. This would give them a real view of the ethos of the development and community. Additionally, if you have children, dogs or just a free couple of hours to yourself, check out the walks around the development to experience the camaraderie that exists between all of the homeowners and businesses.”


Looking to move home? Check out more tips and advice from Chapelton’s homebuilders.

Why is Aberdeen a great place to live?

Aberdeen’s appeal lies in its diverse lifestyle options, catering to those who prefer city hustle or a tranquil life by the sea and hills.

Aberdeen has two famous universities, the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. A great place to study, regardless of your age or background. In 2022, the University of Aberdeen was ranked 4th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. 

Aberdeen Art Gallery is in the city centre and has impressive artwork, some dating back 700 years! The free-entry gallery celebrates Scotland’s top artists and designers, offering a fantastic day trip opportunity. 

Aberdeen has stunning landscapes for outdoor exploration, including coastal walks and city trails. For those living in the heart of the city centre, Duthie Park is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful stroll. If you love the peacefulness of the sea, Balmedie Beach offers stunning views and rolling sand dunes for the whole family.

Want to find out more? Discover how some of our residents have settled into the Chapelton community…