New Homes

UK new home market is buoyant says NHBC despite a marginal fall in new home registrations

The NHBC has reported a buoyant new home market for the UK despite a marginal fall in new home registrations.

Revamped NHBC Standards rolled out to UK housebuilders

The NHBC has published its new-look Standards for the house building industry.

Housing supply and first time buyer levels falling

Demand for housing has hit an 11 year high but the supply of homes to buy has dipped, according to the latest market report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

In the rush to build more homes standards are slipping, says HomeOwners Alliance

The need to build more homes was a recurrent theme of the 2015 General Election. But the new Government's drive to deliver on it's promise of 200,000 new homes could be undermined by a public put off by 'rabbit hutches'.

New homes for Letham Mains win the go ahead from planners

A house builder has been given approval to create 376 urgently needed new homes in East Lothian.

Private sector house building up 16% in 2014

A total of 12,188 private-led new build homes were completed in the year to end December 2014, an increase of 16% (1,707 homes) on the previous year.

Records show highest level of housing building for years - but it's still not enough

The completion of new homes reached its highest level for six years in the 12 months to March 2015, according to official figures, but at 125,110 it remains around half that needed to begin tackling the housing crisis.

Building 180,000 homes a year is unachievable, say house builders

A new report on housebuilding has found that delivering more than 180,000 new homes a year is unachievable under current market conditions, according to the opinion of over two thirds of UK house builders.

Work starts on £1.5m Helsby housing scheme

Contractors have started work on a new £1.5m housing development which will boost the supply of family housing in Helsby.

Planning permissions for new homes almost hit 200,000 in 2014

Planning permissions in principle for over 195,000 new homes in England were granted in 2014, up 12% on the previous year and 39% on 2012.

Government sold off enough public land to build over 100,000 homes

The Government has sold off enough unused public land to build over 103,000 homes according to new figures released by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Plans to help deliver over 400,000 homes for London

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has set out plans to help London meet its need for over 400,000 homes on a visit to Aura development by Weston Homes in Edgware, with the Mayor of London.

Pastures new for Durham pit village

A land agreement has cleared the way for work to start on 81 new homes and further boost regeneration in a former Durham pit village.

Plans for thousands of homes along the Thames

The Mayor of London has published a ‘blueprint’ for creating thousands of new homes along the river Thames.

Eco town planning application submitted

A major planning application has been submitted for 1,700 new homes in North West Bicester, Oxfordshire.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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