HOUSEBUILDING

Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Speeding up the “drip-fed” housebuilding process requires serious planning reforms, says think tank Civitas
New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

The Department for Communities and Local Government say there are over 200,000 empty homes in the UK totalling £43 Billion
Infrastructure challenges are a major barrier to housebuilding

Infrastructure challenges are a major barrier to housebuilding

To build homes faster there must be a focus on overcoming infrastructure challenges, says Natalie Elphicke, Chief Executive, The Housing & Finance Institute
There is no silver bullet to fix the broken housing market

There is no silver bullet to fix the broken housing market

The Housing White Paper failed to recognise two key factors that could fix the broken housing market: buyers and the supply-side. Buildoffsite explains
Bovis Homes rejects Redrow and Galliford Try takeover bids

Bovis Homes rejects Redrow and Galliford Try takeover bids

Takeover talks with both Galliford Try and Redrow have been rejected by struggling housebuilder Bovis Homes, it has emerged
The Housing White Paper: not much stick and even less carrot

The Housing White Paper: not much stick and even less carrot

Mark Thackerey, Principal Consultant, Walsingham Planning outlines the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the Housing White Paper
Quality homes must be at the forefront of the government's housing plans

Quality homes must be at the forefront of the government’s housing plans

It is not enough to simply build more houses; rather there should be a focus on creating quality homes. Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance explains
Edinburgh build to rent village gets go ahead following £215m agreement

Edinburgh build to rent village gets go ahead following £215m agreement

A new joint venture will see 525 new homes developed as part of a £215m Edinburgh build to rent scheme Developer Moda Living and investment manager Apache Capital will deliver hundreds of new homes as an Edinburgh build to rent scheme is given the green light. The multimillion pound deal will...
New build homes are increasingly seeing major faults, say 51 per cent of homeowners

New build homes: 51 per cent of homeowners report faults on properties

A new survey has revealed more than half of new build homes in England have experienced problems with construction, fittings and utilities
Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

A proposal from the Scottish government to raise planning application fees has been challenged by housebuilders
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New build homes are out of reach for 80 per cent of working families

Research has revealed that some 80 per cent of working families are unable to afford to buy new build homes, even with government help schemes
House completions grow four per cent as profits hit £775m, says Persimmon

House completions grow four per cent as profits hit £775m, says Persimmon

Housebuilder Persimmon has revealed it saw a profit growth as the number of house completions also rose four per cent
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Housebuilders can keep track of offsite construction developments via a new hub

The NHBC has launched a new website that enables housebuilders to track developments in modern methods of construction
Housing starts hit 9 year high

Housing starts hit a nine-year high, but is it enough to help tackle the...

New government data has revealed the number of housing starts rose again last year, pushing figures to the highest level seen since 2007