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Avant Homes granted planning permission for first Knaresborough Development

Yorkshire homebuilder Avant Homes has been granted planning permission to build a development of 78 new homes in Knaresborough.  The developer has acquired a 7.2-acre site for the £22.3m development off Bar Lane, which will be Avant Homes’ first development in the town. Properties will be a mixture of innovatively... View Article

JMW warns of housing crisis ‘perfect storm’ in 2018

As the UK’s population is set to exceed the 70 million mark and house prices continue to rise alongside interest rates, solicitors at JMW warn a property crisis will result in more multi-generational households in 2018 than ever before. The... View Article

Garador Supports Charities at Christmas

The folks over at Yeovil based garage door manufacturer, Garador, have been busy in the run up to Christmas! Over the last few weeks, the staff at the company have been setting time aside to support local charitable organisations, with... View Article

CIAT supports interim Building a Safer Future report

CIAT welcomes and supports the interim report of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and looks forward to contributing to the next phase. In response to the interim findings, Alex Naraian PCIAT, President of CIAT, said ‘At... View Article

Resin bound Seagull crest by Clearstone

A giant resin bound Seagull crest welcomes B&H Albion football fans to the Amex stadium in Brighton. Paul Barber, Chief Executive of the Albion noticed a crest (albeit on a much smaller scale) at Manchester City and liked the idea... View Article

AI insights could help reduce injuries in construction industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.  Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified... View Article

Property round up of 2017

John Elliott, Managing Director of Millwood Designer Homes looks at the major milestones and property market highlights for 2017. 2017 has been an interesting year in many ways, with a range of factors affecting the UK property market. Following the... View Article

2018 property commentary from Hampshire Trust Bank

Robert Grigg, Managing Director of Property Finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, calls for more support for SME housebuilders in 2018. Reducing red tape “SME housebuilders are missing out on opportunities due to the endless red tape that binds the existing... View Article

UK house price growth set to come to a halt

House price growth in the UK will likely come to a halt over the course of next year as the number of transactions reduces slightly, according to the RICS housing forecast for 2018.   However, it should be noted that the... View Article

Timber Trade Federation issues Statistical Review 2017

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has issued its Statistical Review 2017. The publication shows that growth in the consumption of wood products in the UK resumed in 2016, following a small drop in volume the previous year. A near 3% volume increase resulted... View Article

Untangling Japanese knotweed

Long delays and huge landfill costs are a thing of the past with new methods of dealing with Japanese knotweed on site, explains Nic Seal, Founder and MD of Japanese knotweed removal firm Environet. As pressure mounts to deliver a... View Article

Over 20 trade bodies sign open letter seeking retentions action

In the construction industry, clients and main contractors have traditionally withheld for a time part of the payment owed to specialist contractors and builders, ostensibly as security against defective work or risk of insolvency.  As trade associations and professional bodies... View Article
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