New Homes

Number of homes built on greenbelt has halved

Number of homes built on greenbelt has halved

by on Friday 16 October, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

New research from Countrywide has revealed that homes built on the greenbelt surrounding our towns and cities over the last 20 years has halved. Since 1995, Countrywide...

It’s shared ownership week!

It’s shared ownership week!

by on Monday 5 October, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

This week (October 5-11th 2015) is officially Shared Ownership Week where housing associations across the country are promoting the benefits of shared ownership...

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...

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...

What to expect when moving into a new home

What to expect when moving into a new

by on Wednesday 27 May, 2015 in Moving Homes, New Homes

Today's new-build homes include many improvements and efficiencies but, like most new things, a newly-built property needs to be allowed to ‘settle’ to adjust to the...

Top tips for show home visits

Top tips for show home visits

by on Tuesday 28 April, 2015 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Spring is the time of year when many start to think about moving home. If you're considering a new build home then your journey will usually start with a visit to a...