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Latest Help to Buy figures to September 2015

Latest Help to Buy figures to September 2015

by on Friday 11 December, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The Department for Communities and Local Goverment has released the latest figures from the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme since its launch on 1 April 2013 until 30...

Help to Buy: ISA for first time buyers

Help to Buy: ISA for first time buyers

by on Wednesday 2 December, 2015 in Industry News

If you are saving to buy your first home, the Government’s Help to Buy: ISA, launched yesterday could provide a helpful bonus. Under the terms of the scheme, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Technologies for the modern home?

Technologies for the modern home?

by on Monday 26 January, 2015 in Industry News

Fifty years ago, renowned scientist and science-fiction author Isaac Asimov published his essay "Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014". This essay, written in the wake of...

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,...