Posts by Katy Laythorne

How to make a new house feel like home

How to make a new house feel like

by on Tuesday 6 November, 2018 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

The last boxes have disappeared and everything’s found a place, but your new house still doesn’t feel like home. Don’t panic - there are a few simple things which...

Help to Buy extended to 2023 and shared ownership Stamp Duty relief

Help to Buy extended to 2023 and shared

by on Wednesday 31 October, 2018 in Industry News, New Homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, has delivered his 2018 Budget, which included a series of housing announcements aimed at contributing towards...

Getting information about your NHBC Buildmark cover

Getting information about your NHBC Buildmark cover

by on Thursday 25 October, 2018 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Whether you are a first-time buyer, a growing family or downsizing, buying a brand new home is an exciting time in your life. However, there is also a lot to think about...

The greying of green rural England

The greying of green rural England

by on Thursday 18 October, 2018 in Industry News

Our green and pleasant land is turning grey as rural England, with its beautiful countryside, fresh country air and peace and quiet, proves more popular than ever with...

As safe as houses: home security

As safe as houses: home security

by on Friday 12 October, 2018 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

October is National Home Security Month and with the clocks going back on 28 October, now is the ideal time to make sure your home is safe and secure. According to...

Get your garden ready this autumn

Get your garden ready this autumn

by on Wednesday 10 October, 2018 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Most of us get our garden ready this autumn by giving the lawn a final mow then leaving the plants to fend for themselves, with fingers crossed that they will survive...

Link between housing and health highlighted by NHBC Foundation

Link between housing and health highlighted by NHBC

by on Wednesday 19 September, 2018 in Industry News, New Homes

The link between inadequate housing and poor physical and mental health that costs the NHS £2.5 bn a year is among the key themes of a new NHBC Foundation...

40 facts: homes, housing and house building today

40 facts: homes, housing and house building today

by on Wednesday 19 September, 2018 in Industry News, New Homes

There are many different sources of information on housing and house building and it can be very difficult to find the fact you are looking for.  The NHBC Foundation...

The right housing at the right time

The right housing at the right time

by on Tuesday 4 September, 2018 in Industry News, New Homes

The housing ladder, as a descriptor of the property market, may have had its day. Lifestyle choices, together with social and demographic change are establishing a much...

3 tips to keep your home safe this summer

3 tips to keep your home safe this

by on Wednesday 8 August, 2018 in Homeowner advice

When the sun is out, it’s easy to forget about home security, even though crime typically spikes in the summer. To help you keep your home safe during the summer...