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Government’s Starter Homes initiative

Government’s Starter Homes initiative

by on Thursday 18 December, 2014 in Industry News, New Homes

On 15 December 2014, the Prime Minister announced a new scheme offering 100,000 first-time buyers under 40 the chance to buy new homes with a 20% discount. Aspiring...

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...

Streets ahead! Best British High Street revealed

Streets ahead! Best British High Street revealed

by on Wednesday 12 November, 2014 in Industry News

Belper in Derbyshire has been named as Britain’s Best High Street in the Great British High Street Awards. Fighting off tough competition from towns across Britain,...

Planning approvals – 10 year high

Planning approvals – 10 year high

by on Tuesday 14 October, 2014 in Industry News

Recent figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government have shown planning approvals at a 10-year high, with local authorities granting 350,200...

Towns battle it out for best high street award

Towns battle it out for best high street

by on Tuesday 14 October, 2014 in Industry News

Towns and villages around Britain are set to battle it out after making it onto the shortlist for the Great British High Street Awards. The competition to find...

Get Britain building campaign

Get Britain building campaign

by on Thursday 9 October, 2014 in Industry News

An alliance between the Home Builders Federation, Modern Masonry Alliance, Federation of Master Builders and the Builders Merchants Federation has launched its Get...

New homes noise complaints down

New homes noise complaints down

by on Wednesday 8 October, 2014 in Industry News, New Homes

The NHBC Foundation has reported an encouraging drop in new homes noise complaints. A survey of the the owners of new attached homes shows a reduction in noise...