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Outlook for UK Build to Rent in 2018

2018 is going to be an important year for the UK’s Build to Rent (BtR) sector. As the industry flows into the next stage of its evolution, we’re going to start to see clear winners and losers emerge in the... 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

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

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

Hackitt Review to reform Building Regs backed by FMB

The initial findings of the Hackitt Review offer a positive step forward to address a multitude of failings within the construction industry and among its regulators, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said:... View Article

What you need to know about moving gym equipment

Moving any equipment can be a time consuming and difficult process, particularly if it is large and heavy. The ultimate irony of moving gym equipment is that it can really injure you if done improperly. If, for whatever reason, your... View Article

The case for reforming the CITB

Brian Berry says that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) still has a key role to play, but changes are necessary to make it fit for purpose, going forward. The importance of training and recruitment has rarely been more important... View Article

Shelter comment: Grenfell six months on

Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter, said: “Six months on from the horror of Grenfell and there is still much to be done to aid the survivors and to ensure that nothing like it can ever happen again. “We have seen... View Article

Selection process for the next chair of CITB

In response to 11th December’s media coverage around the selection process for the next chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Mark Noonan, Industry Relations Director at CITB, said: “While choosing the panel to decide upon the next CITB chairman... View Article

HBA: London plan is encouraging for SME house builders

The New London Plan, announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan on 29 November, takes a realistic approach to development and supports high-quality design as a method of building the communities of tomorrow. A focus on small sites, mixed use opportunities, public... View Article

The London Plan – BLP Insurance responds to housing proposals

Following today’s publication of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan, Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP Insurance, comments on the key developments which could mark a real step change in addressing London’s housing crisis: “The scope and level of support... View Article

LCC: Stamp duty removed from ALL affordable homes

In response to yesterday’s budget regarding the removal of stamp duty for most first time buyers Low Carbon Construction has responded with a pledge to take on the stamp duty of ALL the affordable homes that they build, with a... View Article
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