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2015 Ashden Awards open for entries

National green energy charity Ashden is seeking entries for the 2015 Ashden Awards. Now in their 15th year, the Awards uncover the most exciting green building pioneers from across the UK. Entry to the Awards is free, with winners to... View Article

Household sentiment stabilises but remains below peak

Key headlines for October 2014 Households in all regions covered by the sentiment index perceive that prices rose in October Expectations for future price growth also rose, although they remain significantly lower than May’s record-high For the fifth consecutive month,... View Article

CLA calls for statutory local plans for housing heeded

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, today (16 October) responded to the Lyons Housing Review saying it welcomed proposals to force local authorities to have local plans however rural housing need must be addressed. The organisation said... View Article

New rules further strengthen green belt protections

Eric Pickles takes new steps to further enhance the strong protections in place against development on green belt land. The Communities Secretary, 16 October 2014, strengthened the policy on planning for waste facilities such as recycling plants making clear that... View Article

BSRIA responds to the Lyons Housing review

BSRIA welcomes the recommendations put forward in the recently published Lyons Housing Review. The Review established by Ed Miliband and chaired by Sir Michael Lyons makes a number of recommendations to deal with the increasing issue of lack of affordable... View Article

Local house builders must drive Lyons 200,000 homes plan

The Modern Masonry Alliance has welcomed Sir Michael Lyons’ eagerly-awaited road map to build 200,000 homes-a- year by 2020. The independent review puts local builders and communities at the heart of the comprehensive housing delivery plan. His review recommends the... View Article

Local children put hands on construction skills

Mount Carmel Primary School’s P7 class has been shown the basics of construction in a hands-on learning session, thanks to a joint initiative by Barratt Homes West Scotland and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) designed to encourage the youngsters... View Article

Demand strong but prices unchanged in Scotland

Key results Q3 2014: Prime Scottish country house prices were unchanged between July and September Annual growth in the market slowed to 1.4% Demand has remained strong so far this year. The number of potential new buyers registering with Knight... View Article

Buy off-plan for best value says house builder

A leading house builder today urged would-be buyers to strike early to snap up the best bargains at its latest development in the historic Roman town of Castleford. Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire says work has already started at its Magnolia... View Article

Renovating is easy with Laminate

Not just in clothes and hair, one would like to have a new look also in one’s own four walls from time to time. To set new accents at home it is not necessary to modify the entire apartment. Atmosphere... View Article
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