HOUSING

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BSRIA to stage ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event

BSRIA will be staging the ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event on Friday 7th July, from 9:30 – 14:00 hrs in London
Brownfield development vs. Green belt

Brownfield development vs. green belt: what are the pros and cons?

Should building on green belt be so contentious or is brownfield development the key to constructing more homes? Place-Make’s David Edwards provides insight
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
Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

Right to Buy is costing the public purse millions of pounds

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate at the national law firm Stephensons shares insight into the government's Right-to-Buy scheme
Housing demand falls in April due to General Election uncertainty

Housing demand falls in April due to General Election uncertainty

The snap General Election led to housing demand decreasing in April as buyers put plans on hold, adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach
Construction skills shortage will hit the UK hard post-Brexit

Construction skills shortage will hit the UK hard post-Brexit

British labourers will not be able to fill tens of thousands of jobs held by migrant workers, exacerbating the construction skills shortage
House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

New data has revealed house prices in the UK hit a record high, despite political uncertainty from Brexit and the snap General Election
Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

A new survey has revealed over 250,000 people have given up on the idea of homeownership, with increasing house prices and large deposits cited as the reason
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
The UK has the smallest homes in Europe, says new research

The UK has the smallest homes in Europe, says new research

An investigation by Sellhousefast.uk has revealed Britain’s homes are the smallest in Europe, measuring less than the regulatory minimum in some cases
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
Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

The Housing White Paper could help meet the inclusive housing needs of older and disabled people, says Michelle Horn, Centre for Accessible Environments
10 Ways Technology Will Make Affordable Housing Smarter

10 ways technology will make affordable housing smarter

Hubert Da Costa, Vice President of EMEA at Cradlepoint explores the value of making affordable housing smarter and the technology enabling this