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12 March jobs to prepare your garden for spring and summer

12 March jobs to prepare your garden for

by on Wednesday 28 February, 2018 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

With Spring just around the corner, there are some jobs you can do to help prepare your garden ready for the arrival of the warmer months. Planting trees and shrubs...

UK new home registrations up 6% in 2017

UK new home registrations up 6% in 2017

by on Friday 26 January, 2018 in Industry News, New Homes

More than 160,000 new homes were registered with NHBC last year to be built in the UK , an increase of 6% on 2016. 160,606 homes were registered throughout the...

Child-friendly developments make communities better for all

Child-friendly developments make communities better for all

by on Monday 18 December, 2017 in New Homes

Britain's house builders should think about outdoor play for children when considering new neighbourhoods. Outdoor play enriches the life of children, improving their...

Downsizing not the only priority among the over 55s

Downsizing not the only priority among the over

by on Thursday 7 December, 2017 in New Homes

Homeowners aged over 55 are almost as likely to upsize to a new home than downsize, according to the latest report from the NHBC Foundation. The report found that...

What is NHBC Buildmark?

What is NHBC Buildmark?

by on Wednesday 6 December, 2017 in New Homes

NHBC Buildmark is a joint agreement between your builder and NHBC to provide warranty and insurance on their newly-built or converted homes. This short video gives...

7 autumn tips to prepare your garden for winter and spring

7 autumn tips to prepare your garden for

by on Thursday 30 November, 2017 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

As we approach the shortest days of the year, and the coldest, the last thing most homeowners will want to think about is getting out in the garden to do some clipping...

New build homes save owners £629 a year on energy bills

New build homes save owners £629 a year

by on Friday 20 October, 2017 in New Homes

New build homes in England and Wales are considerably more energy efficient than their predecessors, saving owners hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills, a new...

New home planing permissions “highest on record” – HBF/Glenigan

New home planing permissions “highest on record” –

by on Monday 2 October, 2017 in Industry News, New Homes

According to the latest Housing Pipeline Report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Glenigan, the number of planning permissions granted in the year to June 2017...

7 tips for keeping spiders out of your new home

7 tips for keeping spiders out of your

by on Monday 2 October, 2017 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you’ll probably be asking your friends and family around for a housewarming party. But as we enter autumn, you may have...

NHBC Foundation research makes it clear on window design

NHBC Foundation research makes it clear on window

by on Friday 29 September, 2017 in Industry News, New Homes

Small tweaks to window design can lead to major improvements, lowering space heating costs, reducing overheating risk and maximising daylight according to the latest...