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Property prices not reduced by integrated social housing

Property prices not reduced by integrated social housing

by on Friday 2 October, 2015 in Industry News

New research by the NHBC Foundation has found that house prices are not reduced on developments which successfully integrate private and social housing. The...

Latest Help to Buy : Equity Loan figures

Latest Help to Buy : Equity Loan figures

by on Monday 14 September, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The Government’s latest figures for the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme were released on 9 September. They cover the 27 months from the launch of the scheme on 1 April...

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%...

Growth in construction of retirement homes

Growth in construction of retirement homes

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

There were more retirement homes registered to be built in the UK... in the first six months of this year than in the whole of 2014, according to NHBC latest...

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...

Countrywide reacts to the Budget planning announcements

Countrywide reacts to the Budget planning announcements

by on Thursday 16 July, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The current UK housing shortage was once again highlighted in George Osborne’s budget last week. The planning system was a standout feature in which planning for brown...

Site managers take great Pride in the Job

Site managers take great Pride in the Job

by on Tuesday 23 June, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The home-building industry's equivalent of the Oscars is NHBC's Pride in the Job competition. Running for 35 years, the Pride in the Job Awards recognise the unique...

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...

Is 3D printing a solution for new home construction?

Is 3D printing a solution for new home

by on Thursday 7 May, 2015 in Industry News

What do the Dutch capital, the ancient city of Suzhou in eastern China and the University of Southern California all have in common? It may seem like a trick...

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...