Posts by Simon McCarthy

House builders recognised for outstanding health and safety practice

House builders recognised for outstanding health and safety

by on Monday 1 June, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

54 house-building sites across the country have been Commended in the first round of judging for NHBC's Health & Safety Awards 2015, acknowledging their dedication...

Top tips for show home visits

Top tips for show home visits

by on Tuesday 28 April, 2015 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Spring is the time of year when many start to think about moving home. If you're considering a new build home then your journey will usually start with a visit to a...

UK’s first Code Level 6 individual home with NHBC cover

UK’s first Code Level 6 individual home with

by on Thursday 23 April, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

Driving down an old bridle path in Hanslope near Milton Keynes, the path is lined by stunning barn conversions, and over the years, what was farmland and rundown...

Planting trees in a new build development

Planting trees in a new build development

by on Monday 20 April, 2015 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

If you've just moved into a new-build development and are a keen gardener, you'll be wanting to start adding colour and texture to your outdoor spaces.  And it's a...

10 recommendations for a healthier UK property market

10 recommendations for a healthier UK property market

by on Monday 20 April, 2015 in Industry News

Countrywide, the UK's largest property services and estate agency group, has launched a research paper outlining 10 recommendations for a healthier UK property...

Homes through the decades

Homes through the decades

by on Thursday 2 April, 2015 in Industry News

A fascinating new report ‘Homes through the decades’ launched by the NHBC Foundation, charts the history of the modern home from Victorian times to the digital...

Have your say about  your new build home …

Have your say about your new build

by on Wednesday 25 March, 2015 in New Homes

Soon after you move into a new build home or a newly converted home, you’ll receive a survey asking you to rate the quality of the home and the service provided by...

The kitchen is the heart of new homes

The kitchen is the heart of new homes

by on Monday 16 February, 2015 in New Homes

Britain has become a nation of kitchen-lovers with twice as many people saying they ‘love’ their kitchens than love their bedrooms. Despite the recent hype...

Construction skills shortage forces firms to recruit abroad

Construction skills shortage forces firms to recruit abroad

by on Tuesday 16 December, 2014 in Industry News

It appears that the shortage of qualified, skilled labour in the UK is forcing firms to look abroad for construction workers, who are capitalising by demanding double...

Online Home User Guide

Online Home User Guide

by on Wednesday 22 October, 2014 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

NHBC Home User Guide (also known as NHBC HUG) is a unique online service, designed to take some of the stress out of buying, moving into and running a new...