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New Homes Ombudsman for Sellers and Buyers

THE government has published recommendations for dealing with complaints from buyers of new build homes. A New Homes Ombudsman scheme will be introduced operating across...

Welsh Government puts £24m into New Build Housing Programme

WELSH GOVERNMENT HAS put £24million into bringing forward affordable housing developments in a move to boost the construction sector. The Labour-led government has a target...

FMB Calls For Support For Small Housebuilders to Improve Quality

THE FEDERATION OF MASTER Builders (FMB) has called for support for smaller house builders following the publication of a report which criticised the design...

Persimmon Criticised Over Lack of Supervision of Sub-Contractors

HOUSEBUILDER, PERSIMMON has been criticised over the quality of work on its homes carried out by employees and sub-contractors and the lack of mid-build...

George Clarke Joins with University to Create Amazing Homes

THE WAYS THAT homes are designed and built in the future could be completely transformed, thanks to a new project between Northumbria University, Newcastle...

Highest New Home Registrations in 12 Years, Reports NHBC

BUILDERS AND developers registered the highest number of new homes for 12 years during the last three months, recording more than 43,000 new homes...

World-Leading Housing Research Facility to be Built in Salford

A STATE-of-the-art energy and buildings research facility will be built at the University of Salford as work begins on the delivery of the Energy...

Slowdown in Regional Construction Contract Awards for Housing

A REGIONAL analysis of construction contract awards has revealed a slowdown in the residential sector, questioning how effective government action has been at increasing...

NFB Says MP Must Try Harder to Grasp Planning

ANNE MARIE Morris MP believes that house building has become “more centralised at national level, taking power away from local authorities” and that “a...

Research Reveals Key to Self Build Market Growth

THE LATEST Self Build market report highlights the strong disconnect between the number of available sites and where people want to build. The AMA Research...