Redrow buys land in Lowton for 117 homes

Redrow has acquired 13 acres of land in the village of Lowton, Greater Manchester, as it looks to increase its land holdings in 2021. With planning permission in place for 117 new homes, work on the new development – named... View Article

Redrow Eastern appoints new Head of Land

Redrow’s Eastern division has appointed Tom Hughes as Head of Land to drive forward new homes delivery in the region. Tom joins Redrow with over 15 years’ property experience, including working for leading property consultancies, CBRE and Colliers International. Prior to... View Article

New Year, New Home: Graven Hill reveals latest range of custom build properties

Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom build development in Bicester, Oxfordshire, has released a new selection of three and five-bedroom custom build properties, for buyers looking to kickstart the year with a new home.   Designed with modern family living in mind, The Swale and The Glade are positioned a short walk from Graven Hill’s ancient historic... View Article

A luxurious blend

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Broadoaks Park is a new high-end development that includes a restored mansion in Surrey, offering a taste of rural living within commuting distance of London and a mix of styles. Tim Banks of developer Octagon explains more... View Article

Put fabric first

Ben Cheetham of Keystone Lintels considers how housebuilders can, by pursuing a fabric-first approach to energy efficiency and careful specification, avoid the problems of thermal bridging Preventing heat loss by addressing thermal bridging is growing in importance – particularly with... View Article

Bubble bathrooms

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Ash Chilver of HiB looks at how the need to maximise safety in the pandemic, coupled with the growth in multigenerational living, are driving bathroom design choices which will attract homebuyers of all ages. Home life is... View Article

Beyond energy efficiency

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Paul Barrett of Rockwool explains why housebuilders need to consider insulation that delivers safety and acoustic performance alongside maximising onsite benefits for installers, not just thermal factors Primarily driven by Approved Document L (ADL) of the Building... View Article

How to secure your funding in 2021

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Simon Chapman of Pluto Finance gives expert insights on the key steps developers need to take when attempting to secure finance for their residential schemes, and what challenges might be in store currently In this extraordinary year,... View Article

Despite investment in northern regions being a key focus, more infrastructure and housing projects are currently proposed in the South, Randstad COO Owen Goodhead comments on today’s ONS Construction Output

Owen Goodhead, chief operating officer at Randstad, comments, “Construction is a clear priority for the Government, and they have been resolute that it must remain open for business. Infrastructure and housing delivery is a driving force in the economy with... View Article

Mayor visits affordable housing site

A leading housing providers affordable homes development on the site of a former Coventry school has been given a mayoral seal of approval. Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, paid a visit to the site of the former Dartmouth... View Article

LGA responds to latest housebuilding figures

Responding to new housebuilding figures published today for July to September 2020, which show a 111 per cent increase compared to the last quarter and reflects the relaxation of COVID-19 national restrictions, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesperson,... View Article

Senior’s supply chain success

Leading aluminium fenestration solutions provider Senior Architectural Systems has received a supply chain award from main contractor Morgan Sindall in recognition of the manufacturer’s commitment to offering a consistently high and reliable level of service and support. Senior was named... View Article

What has Brexit done to house prices?

While a ‘deal has been done’, Brexit and its implications for the UK remain a hot topic. However, one area that seems to have remained impervious to any Brexit related decline is the UK housing market. Despite claims by the... View Article