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One in four London office-to-resi conversions rejected

London councils blocked one in four applications to turn office blocks into homes in the three months to June 2014, according to new research by Daniel Watney. Changes to permitted development rights in May 2013 enabled developers to convert offices... View Article

GGF launches four new publications

The GGF has released 4 new and updated publications to help and guide Members’, homeowners and the wider construction industry. The new publications include; The Quality of Vision High quality products and services are of paramount importance to the GGF... View Article

Site manager in line for building excellence award

A Persimmon Homes site manager has been shortlisted for a top construction industry award. Peter Mitchell will be representing the Yorkshire region at the national Building Excellence awards, run by the Local Authority Building Control, (LABC). Having been in the... View Article

New homes in Cheshire in the running for award

With two of the homebuilder’s designs vying for the title of best new build home in the Northern Design Awards, North West buyers can be assured of the quality offered by Elan Homes. The Farnham at Gosling Park in Croft and... View Article

Resilience14: Prince’s Foundation presents SuDS case study

As part of Resilience14’s Britain under Water conference programme, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community will be highlighting how SuDS can be a practical and effective element when mitigating flood risk in urban developments. After introducing the work of the... View Article

PegasusLife celebrates first anniversary

PegasusLife, the developer of aspirational retirement homes which launched just a year ago has already purchased 28 sites and has ambitions for a similar number over the next 12 months. With its first site, Atlantic Rise in Bude, weeks away... View Article

Affordable housing debt guarantees pass £1 billion mark

More than £1 billion has been unlocked from the market to build new affordable homes thanks to the government’s strong economic record, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said on the 6th November 2014. The minister said this new milestone highlighted how “The... View Article

NAPIT sponsors successful UK Sustainability Conference

NAPIT is delighted to have sponsored FutureBuild 2014, a brand new UK sustainability conference, which was held at Sheffield City Hall on 5th-6th November. FutureBuild 2014 focused on the sustainability of housing, renewable energy and community energy schemes and was... View Article

State of the art housing development

Community artists gathered in Taunton this week to see the fruits of their labours unveiled at a special showcase event. Groups, including schools, residential nursing homes, and a centre for people with learning disabilities have created art displays on hoardings... View Article

40 months growth ends in prime outer London

Prices fell -0.2% in October, the first fall registered since May 2011 Annual growth slowed to 10.1%, which exceeded a figure of 8.4% in October 2013 Fulham recorded the largest decrease, an area with a high number of properties that... View Article

Deal will lead to thousands of new housebuilding jobs

Tens of thousands of new housebuilding jobs and apprenticeships will be up for grabs for years to come under a deal struck 5th November 2014 between ministers and the industry. Government-led efforts have got Britain building – in the last... View Article
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