Kingspan warns of dangers of reusing access floors

Kingspan Access Floors has warned about the dangers of contractors taking up raised floors from buildings being renovated or demolished and then reusing them elsewhere. Kingspan Access Floors Managing Director Terry Newman said: “There is a relatively new but growing... View Article

Genie moves into London in a £40m homes deal

GENTOO’S Genie Home Purchase Plan is set to move to London in a deal which will see 2,000 new homes available in the capital over 10 years. Genie is a 30 year homeownership plan which doesn’t require a mortgage or... View Article

More than a quarter of UK homes powered by wind in 2014

RenewableUK is highlighting new official statistics from National Grid which show that record amounts of clean electricity were generated by wind power in 2014. Wind generated enough electricity to supply the needs of more than 6.7 million UK households last... View Article

Property Predictions for 2015 from

With Christmas and New Year all wrapped up it is time to wave farewell to 2014, a year that saw house prices around the nation rocket, Scotland vote no to independence and a review on Stamp Duty Tax. Now View Article

Londoners’ lower their expectations for house price growth

Key headlines for December 2014 Households in all regions covered by our sentiment index perceive that prices rose in December Expectations for future price growth fell back across the UK in December, and are well below May’s record-high Londoners expectations... View Article

Council planning budgets should be ring fenced, says FMB

Council planning departments should be treated as front line services and protected from local authority spending cuts, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the recommendations of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report on the... View Article

CML responds to Government starter homes announcement

The Council of Mortgage Lenders notes the Government announcement and consultation today on starter homes for first-time buyers. Paul Smee, CML director general, comments: “Mortgage lenders support measures that deliver affordable ways for people to access home-ownership. This new scheme... View Article

GGF reaction to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

This week, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement before next year’s General Election in May. The GGF had written to the Chancellor eight weeks before his Autumn Statement announcement highlighting the GGF’s campaigns and raising Members’ concerns. In... View Article