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House Completions Down as Barratts Operate at 75% but Orders Rise

BARRATTS HAS ISSUED a trading update confirming all sites are now reopened and all employees, other than those shielding, have restarted working. The number of...

400 Planning Permissions Stopped from Expiring as Deadline Extended

PLANNING PERMISSION DEADLINES will be extended and planning appeals will be sped up, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced today. Planning permission usually expires after three...

New Affordable Homes to be Built in North Dorset

SOVEREIGN HOUSING ASSOCIATION is working with Redrow to build 51 quality new affordable homes in Littledown, Shaftesbury. The development, called Blackmore Down, will see a...

RICS Welcomes Opening of Housing Market But Warns Recovery Likely to...

WITH THE housing market having been effectively closed for business, 80% of the April RICS UK Residential survey’s contributors saw both buyers and sellers...

Barratt Delivers Over a Thousand Homes During Lockdown

BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS PLC, Britain’s largest housebuilder, has provided an update on its performance during the Covid-19 crisis. Barratt closed all of its sales centres, construction...

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...