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New Permitted Development Rules for Single Storey Extensions

UNDER NEW permitted development rules, homeowners in terraced and semi-detached homes will be able to put single storey extensions of up to six metres...

New Home Figures Continue to Rise, Reports NHBC

MORE THAN 13,500 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in April, according to the latest figures from the National House...

New Guidance on Commissioning Services in New Homes

A NEW guide that aims to help site managers oversee the many commissioning activities that are important to a smooth build programme and deliver...

Latest Residential Construction Figures Reveal Increased Output in 2018

PRELIMINARY DATA indicates that total residential output increased by 5% in 2018 to £74.2bn, according to the latest Construction and Housing Forecast Bulletin from...

Insulation Manufacturer Backs Call for ‘Golden Period of Housebuilding’

THE HOUSING minister’s vision for a golden period of housebuilding is achievable, according to insulation manufacturer, Actis. The housing minister, Kit Malthouse, recently spoke at...

PM Lifts Council Borrowing Cap on Housing

In her speech today to the Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May announced that she is lifting the housebuilding borrowing cap on councils. The Prime Minister...

Forticrete Welcomes Brokenshire’s Commitment to Housebuilding

John Lambert, Managing Director at Forticrete, gives his view on the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon James...

London Overtaken by Rest of Great Britain in Housebuilding Growth

London’s homebuilders have been outpaced by the rest of Great Britain as investment in housebuilding dropped to its lowest value in six years. Residential...

Prevention Better Than Cure? – New Homes Ombudsman

Calls for the government to make it mandatory for all housebuilders to belong to an independent ombudsman scheme have come from the All-Party Parliamentary...

Timber Frame Construction Booming Thanks to UK Housebuilding Sector

For the past five years the Housebuilding has proved the most successful sector of the UK construction industry. The UK’s chronic housing shortage has ensured...