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Wall cracks: When should you worry?

Robbie Blanchfield, Commercial Manager at Mainmark Between 2016/17, 184,000 homes were built in England. During this time, hundreds of homes and buildings across Britain were severely damaged, following extreme weather conditions including scorching heatwaves and flash floods. According to conservation... View Article

Co-investment tackles the housing crisis

A development partnership has adopted a new funding model to unlock the potential of a residential development site in County Durham. Durham-based Homes by Carlton has secured £400,000 of funding for a pioneering development of quality family homes in Chilton,... View Article

Lawn stars

Lawn expert David Hedges-Gower reveals how builders and gardeners collaborating can make all the difference when selling top quality homes. When designing or building a high quality house, it’s important not to make the mistake often seen across some of... View Article

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy, says FMB

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the Department for Education’s apprenticeship and... View Article

Work begins on new homes in Coxhoe

Work has started on a £27 million development at Parkhill in Coxhoe, County Durham. The scheme will see 190 two, three and four bedroom homes built on the site by leading homebuilder Keepmoat Homes. The new development will provide 152... View Article

Bathroom bliss

Bathrooms are second only to kitchens in terms of selling power so what are the secrets to ensuring that this smallest of spaces impresses in a big way while also remaining practical? Richard Nicholls, UK & European Marketing & Sales... View Article

Finding finance

With the well-documented need for the UK to increase its housebuilding activity to satisfy demand, Andy Keal of Midlands Asset Finance explores the increasingly attractive finance options available. Evidenced through changes in the planning process and political support for increasing... View Article
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