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BPF: CIL needs further reform, but not abolition

The British Property Federation (BPF) has commented on a report released today by Savills and the Home Builders Federation which reveals that the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has had a detrimental effect on development levels. The report, CIL: is it... View Article

New construction chief makes pledge to housebuyers

The new construction director with a Peterborough-based builder says improving customer care will be one of his top priorities. Nigel Ashwood has taken up the post with Persimmon Homes East Midlands and vowed to not only build quality homes, but... View Article

New investment will provide thousands more affordable homes

Housing associations can bid for a share of around £800 million of government funding to help provide thousands more affordable homes across the country, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said today (23 October 2014). This builds on the £886 million available... View Article

Scottish construction booms in September

Figures released 23 October reveal that Scotland accounted for nearly a quarter of the total value of new construction contracts awarded in September, particularly in the medical & healthcare and infrastructure sectors. Barbour ABI, which is a chosen provider of... View Article

Timeless Design

Consumers are once again attributing value to a “Made in Great Britain” label. There is a clear trend towards timeless design, honesty and provenance. Passion in craftsmanship and durability of products is an increasingly important part of the decision making... View Article

Construction contracts at highest level since January

Figures released 23 October reveal that the level of construction contracts awarded increased in September to the value of £5.6 billion – the highest since January. Barbour ABI, which is a chosen provider of construction data to the Office for... View Article

Home Truths South West report

Key points: The average house price in the South West of England is over nine times average incomes at £228,420. Meanwhile, private sector rents across the South West average £693. In Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES), this ratio of... View Article

Get Living London triumphant at MIPIM Awards

Get Living London was named the Private Rented Sector Project of the Year at last night’s MIPIM awards. Established in May 2013, Get Living London launched with an aim to make renting in London a better experience and is now... View Article

Luxury living at Lymington Shores

Featured as the HBD October/November 2014 cover image, Redrow’s prestigious development continues to take shape in the coastal town of Lymington, a renowned sailing resort surrounded by areas of natural beauty. Lymington Shores occupies a waterfront position within walking distance... View Article
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