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Government heralds Help to Buy success

According to government figures, almost 20,000 households have purchased a home under the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in its first 12 months. The statistics show that 19,394 sales were made under the initiative since it was launched in... View Article

Redrow supports WW1 Centenary Poppy Campaign

Pupils from Knockhall Community Primary School, Greenhithe, and Redrow Homes teamed up recently with the Royal British Legion to sow poppy seeds at the entrance to the new Ebbsfleet Green development, formerly the National Grid Northfleet West Substation. Redrow is supporting... View Article

Housebuilding growth encourages NHBC expansion

The NHBC has reported the growth of new home registrations by just over three per cent to 34,239 in the three months from February to April 2014. Private registrations in the UK lifted two per cent to 25,046 compared to February... View Article

Garden City principles explained

The recent launch of the government’s prospectus Locally-Led Garden Cities has focused attention on the importance of the Town and Country Planning Authority’s garden city principles and the role that the principles play in creating high quality new places to... View Article

Minister pledges to help industry reputation

Having recognised the need to build thousands of homes around the country Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has also realised that the housing industry must now help existing communities appreciate the need to create new and quite large neighbourhoods – possibly... View Article

Hundreds of homes fitted with energy saving systems

A University of Brighton-led scheme to help tackle climate change has resulted in hundreds of homes being fitted with energy-saving systems here and in France. The 4.5-year, €6.3m, scheme which is just concluding could pioneer in both countries major retrofit... View Article

Gross mortgage lending stable in May

Gross mortgage lending held steady in May and was an estimated £16.5 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This is identical to April’s gross lending total and is 12% higher than May last year (£14.8 billion). Commenting on... View Article

Construction activity up but growth is slowing

New figures released today reveal that construction activity continued to rise in May, but economists are concerned that the recent high rate of growth appears to be slowing. Barbour ABI, which supplies construction data to the Office for National Statistics... View Article

Property market seeing growth says United Trust Bank

Paul Keay, Property Development Director at United Trust Bank, says: “Talk of a house price bubble may be over-egging the cake somewhat but there’s no doubt that the property market is seeing some encouraging growth. UK house prices outside of... View Article

NIA and its members promote revamped Green Deal

Following the launch by Government of its new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in England and Wales on 9th June, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is heavily promoting the scheme to consumers and encouraging them to contact its members... View Article
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