HOUSING

modular housing

Comfortable Living launches online modular homes design tool

Modular housing specialist Comfortable Living has launched its online customisation tool, 'Home Builder' to help tackle the UK's housing crisis.
new homes

Communities Secretary welcomes rise in more new homes

New figures have revealed that 220,000 new homes were built in the UK last year, which has helped to elevate the country’s housing crisis.
luxury student accommodation

Future Generation to build luxury student accommodation in Guildford

Future Generation, a Southern Grove company, has secured planning permission for a state-of-the-art luxury student accommodation scheme in Guildford.
youth homelessness

RICS launches series of expert thought pieces to end youth homelessness

RICS has launched a series of thought pieces from property experts and political figures to highlight solutions to eradicate homelessness.
construction output

Construction output rises 2.1%, ONS figures reveal

The latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures have shown a slight increase in output in the three months to September.
dementia-friendly home

BRE and Loughborough Uni complete first phase of dementia-friendly home

The first phase of a new dementia-friendly home on BRE’s Watford Innovation Park, has been completed, having been further developed in partnership by BRE and experts from Loughborough University
housebuilding targets

Councils already failing to meet housebuilding targets, says research

Councils across the UK are failing to meet their housebuilding targets, with some falling more than six years below the intended goal, according to new research by Project Etopia
rogue landlords

£2m to help local councils take action against rogue landlords

Councils across the country will be able to bid for funding to improve enforcement action against landlords who are not fulfilling their responsibilities.
PMI

BLP Insurance reacts to the latest PMI and Autumn Statement

Following the release of the latest PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance says there is "shoots of optimism, but serious sector-wide problems persist".
3d printed concrete house

The world’s first commercial housing project based on 3D printing 

Project Milestone is building the world’s first 3D printed concrete homes that will actually be lived in.
Letwin review

NaCSBA responds to the Letwin review, published earlier this week

The NaCSBA welcomes the publication of the findings of the recent Letwin report and his thoughts on build type diversity in the sector.
rented homes

Tenants in rented homes to benefit from tighter health and safety standards

Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP has announced plans to update health and safety standards for rental accommodation.
Strategic Plan

Homes England reveals strategic plan to tackle housing challenges

Homes England has outlined how it will improve housing affordability through a new five-year Strategic Plan, in the hopes of helping more people access better homes in areas where they are needed most
build out rates

Letwin report urges property diversity to boost build out rates

Sir Oliver Letwin’s report into build out rates has suggested that a new set of planning rules should be produced for sites with more than 1,500 homes to speed up property building

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