Posts by Simon McCarthy

NHBC names UK’s best builders in Pride in the Job

NHBC names UK’s best builders in Pride in

by on Friday 16 June, 2017 in Industry News

The first round of winning site managers in NHBC's Pride in the Job Awards 2017, now in its 37th year, has been announced, with around 450 site managers recognised for...

Selling your home – the art of negotiation

Selling your home – the art of negotiation

by on Friday 10 February, 2017 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes

A new report from Countrywide, the UK's largest estate agency and property services group, gives an interesting insight into the art of negotiation in the property...

Bigger homes with more bedrooms being built

Bigger homes with more bedrooms being built

by on Tuesday 3 January, 2017 in Industry News, New Homes

New analysis shows how the house-building industry is not only building more homes, but is building bigger homes with more bedrooms. A new report from the Home Builders...

Home security – NHBC’s top 10 tips

Home security – NHBC’s top 10 tips

by on Friday 16 September, 2016 in Homeowner advice

Autumn is just around the corner, it’s that time of year when we’re settling into the new school year and contemplating when to put the heating back on! Not only is...

High demand for quality retirement housing

High demand for quality retirement housing

by on Tuesday 26 April, 2016 in Industry News

Around 9 out of 10 elderly people say they love their experience of living in retirement housing or enjoy it most of the time, according to a new report by the NHBC...

Getting the most out of your new home technology

Getting the most out of your new home

by on Friday 18 March, 2016 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Many people struggle to get to grips with new home technology for the operation and maintenance of ventilation, solar, heat pump and control systems commonly used in...

NHBC reports house building growth in 2015

NHBC reports house building growth in 2015

by on Wednesday 3 February, 2016 in Industry News, New Homes

NHBC recently released its 2015 registration statistics for house building across the UK. Reporting on the number of new homes registered for its 10 year warranty and...

Two million homes change tenure since 2005

Two million homes change tenure since 2005

by on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 in Industry News

Research conducted by Countrywide has found that over two million homes have changed tenure in the last decade when taking into account all property sales between...

North West and Merseyside show highest new homes growth

North West and Merseyside show highest new homes

by on Monday 3 August, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

According to the latest quarterly figures from NHBC, more than 41,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK during the last three months – an increase of 12%...

Planning permissions for new homes hit 200,000

Planning permissions for new homes hit 200,000

by on Wednesday 29 July, 2015 in Industry News

The number of new home planning permissions granted in England in the first quarter of 2015 was 52,167, 19% up on the same period last year (43,926), according to...