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Nearly half of homes with planning permission have yet to be built

Figures released 1 October reveal that, while 238,000 homes received planning permission last year, only 129,000 units actually started construction in the same period. Data from Barbour ABI, the chosen provider of the Government’s Construction and Infrastructure Pipeline, shows that... View Article

CML welcomes PRA amendment to LTI cap implementation

he Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the amendment announced by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) today to the way in which the new limit on high loan-to-income lending will be implemented. The CML had argued that high net worth lending... View Article

Couple find their ever after home

It had to be new for Giorgio and Pauline Gerosa when looking for a home they could retire to and Davington Park in Faversham ticked all the right boxes for the couple. Giorgio and Pauline searched far and wide, initially... View Article

Redrow lifts fund raising target for Martin House

A housebuilder’s Yorkshire staff are aiming to surpass a whopping charity fundraising goal of £20,000 after smashing through their original target. Teams from Redrow Homes in Wakefield have cycled hundreds of miles, tackled one of the muddiest obstacle courses, played golf,... View Article

Versatile homes in Yeovil offer a rare downstairs study

With a record number of people working from home and the Government making it easier than ever to start a new business – Elan’s flexible properties offer the perfect alternative to the kitchen table. The company’s popular Yeovil development –... View Article

Stylish new homes available in a coastal location

Discerning house hunters looking for a stylish new home should look no further than a prestigious residential development being built in Blyth. Charles Church North East is selling the homes at its South Shore development, providing exclusive four and five-bedroom... View Article

Derwent Living raises a glass to 50th anniversary

Midlands housing provider Derwent Living has teamed up with Derby-based brewery Dancing Duck to help celebrate its 50th anniversary by creating a special beer called Derwent 1964. Dancing Duck owner Rachel Matthews – who once worked at Derwent Living –... View Article

New guide simplifies smoke ventilation selection

Fire and safety specialist Be Safe Direct has launched a new guide, providing details of its range of natural and mechanical smoke ventilation systems and the benefits they can offer to various building types. Created in response to growing demand... View Article

Charity begins at home in Bathgate

Bakers and coffee lovers at a Bathgate based construction company pulled together to help raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support’s as they took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The team at Persimmon Homes East Scotland baked, iced... View Article

Have your say on the housing situation in Hackney

New homes are being built all over the borough, and residents’ views are needed on whether new housing meets local demand amid ever-rising prices and private rents. The survey is being organised by the Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission, which... View Article

Award-winning apprentices build homes and careers with Redrow

As competition for apprenticeships increases, four outstanding trainees working for homebuilder Redrow have shown what it takes to succeed in the industry. The developer’s highly contested ‘Apprentice of the Year’ awards for 2014 have been presented to four apprentices who... View Article

100,000 new homes exempt from zero carbon homes standard

With the 2015 election fast appearing on the horizon, the main political parties are using their last party conference before the election to introduce flagship policies This weekend it was the turn of the Conservative party to release their latest... View Article

Cestria cash helps Chester-le-Street community groups

Community groups around Chester-le-Street are to share a £15,000 cash windfall as part of an annual grant giving scheme run by local housing provider Cestria Community Housing. Cestria’s Community Fund is distributed each year by a panel made up of... View Article

Kitchens international designer wins KBSA Award

Kitchens International’s Sales Designer Karen MacArthur has been awarded the KBSA Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year in the 2014 KBSA Designer Awards this week. This new award is the first of its kind in kbb awards and is chosen... View Article

Retire to the style & comfort of Eastbank Court

A third of over 65s live alone, but that doesn’t mean they have to be lonely as those who have moved to Eastbank Court in Worcester have discovered. Currently the only retirement scheme in Worcester, Eastbank Court is proving popular with... View Article
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