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UK house-building must do more to attract women and young people

UK house-building must do more to attract women

by on Wednesday 8 February, 2017 in Industry News

UK house-building needs to do more to attract women and young people if the industry is to avoid a workforce crisis, new research from the NHBC Foundation has...

Pride in the Job – NHBC names best site managers

Pride in the Job – NHBC names best

by on Tuesday 17 January, 2017 in Industry News, New Homes

Outstanding achievements in house building were celebrated on 13 January, as we announced the four Supreme Winners of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2016 at a gala...

New garden villages have potential to deliver 48,000 homes

New garden villages have potential to deliver 48,000

by on Friday 6 January, 2017 in Industry News

The first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England, have been given government backing. In an expansion of the...

Green light for construction of thousands of new starter homes

Green light for construction of thousands of new

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

The Government has confirmed that 2017 will see the first wave of local authority partnerships to build starter homes on brownfield sites across the country backed by...

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...

8 out of 10 Housing Association residents remain pleased with their homes

8 out of 10 Housing Association residents remain

by on Friday 16 December, 2016 in Industry News

Housing Association residents remain pleased with their new homes, with 80% saying they were very satisfied or satisfied after 3-4 years of occupancy, new research has...

Families living in new homes slash fuel bills by half

Families living in new homes slash fuel bills

by on Wednesday 16 November, 2016 in Industry News, New Homes

A new home built to the latest building regulations can cost half as much to heat as a Victorian house of the same size, according to a new report by the NHBC...

Post-referendum NHBC registrations consistent with 2015

Post-referendum NHBC registrations consistent with 2015

by on Friday 4 November, 2016 in Industry News

NHBC figures show that in the third quarter of 2016 (Jul-Sept), almost 36,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK. The affordable sector was up 18%...

Efficiently-shaped homes could significantly reduce energy consumption

Efficiently-shaped homes could significantly reduce energy consumption

by on Friday 21 October, 2016 in Industry News, New Homes

Energy consumption in new homes could be halved if more focus is put on the shape and form of housing being built, the a report from the NHBC Foundation has...

Latest Help to Buy figures released

Latest Help to Buy figures released

by on Thursday 13 October, 2016 in Industry News

DCLG has released the latest figures for the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme from its launch on 1 April 2013 until 30 June 2016. The latest Help to Buy: equity loan...