HOUSEBUILDING

build to rent

Build to rent consultation closes

Bond Dickinson comment on the responses to the now closed government consultation on Build to Rent, highlighting the main areas of discussion
Timber Trends Report

Timber Trends Report tops previous years with growth forecast beyond 2018

Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the STA, reveals some of the findings of the recently published Timber Trends Report
UK housing market and construction

How the UK housing market is evolving

In the wake of Brexit, Article 50 and the General Election in June 2017, the UK housing market is under great scrutiny as Mark Haskell discusses here
new woodlands

Forest Carbon partners with Kier Living to create new woodlands

Kier Living, part of the Kier Group, has launched its Greener Living campaign and partnered with Forest Carbon with a commitment to create new woodlands by planting 45,000 new trees by 2020 to offset its carbon usage. Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK...
Negative press about the quality of properties built by housebuilder Bovis has seen another £3.5m being put aside to pay for repairs

Bovis earmarks an extra £3.5m to fix construction errors

Negative press about the quality of properties built by housebuilder Bovis has seen another £3.5m being put aside to pay for repairs
Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

A new report suggests the key to solving the UK’s ongoing housing crisis is to give local councils more power to buy and sell land
Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Guy Thompson of The Concrete Centre outlines the response by the Modern Masonry Alliance to the Housing White Paper, "Fixing our broken housing market”
Homeowners should book their builder at least four months prior to starting work

Homeowners should book their builder at least four months prior to starting work

New research from the Federation of Master Builders has revealed homeowners should allow four months’ notice to hire a builder
Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

A new report has set out a series of recommendations to help Transport for London build more homes on land owned by the organisation
New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

Labour will increase housebuilding through a new generation of towns and garden cities if they win the General Election
NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

Housing cannot afford to fall off the political agenda and the government should be looking at the scope of custom and self build housing to help tackle the crisis
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