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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...

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...

Wheelie bin storage design – time to end “bin blight”

Wheelie bin storage design – time to end

by on Monday 2 March, 2015 in Industry News

New ways of designing wheelie bin storage to tackle the scourge of 'bin blight' must be found, according to a new report by the NHBC Foundation. As the UK increases...

Highest number of new build detached homes for a decade

Highest number of new build detached homes for

by on Monday 2 February, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

Developers are building the highest number of new build detached homes for a decade - more than during the peak of the property boom in 2007 - according to NHBC's...

China’s imitation towns

China’s imitation towns

by on Monday 26 January, 2015 in Industry News

Since the turn of the millennium, China’s rapid entrance onto the world economic stage has seen the most populous nation on earth pour unprecedented levels of public...