HOUSING

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
What to consider when carrying out underground projects

What to consider when carrying out underground projects

Structural waterproofing is vital for underground projects. Here's what you should focus on, says Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive, Property Care Association
Rural development plans outlined for The Trossachs National Park

Rural development plans outlined for The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are set to undertake significant rural development under a new proposed 5 year plan.
national space standard

What are the implications of the national space standard for the building control profession?

James Carson of Idox examines the national space standard for homes and explains how digital technology could ease pressure on the building control sector
Factory-built homes have many benefits for self-builders

Factory-built homes have many benefits for self-builders

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association explains why factory-built homes are becoming an increasingly attractive way of building
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
The Bonfield review – a vision for energy efficiency

The Bonfield review – a vision for energy efficiency

BSRIA’s Tassos Kougionis outlines the progress made in creating more energy efficient buildings, including the recommendations made in the Bonfield review