CIOB welcomes new Secretary of State

Following today’s government reshuffle, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP for Surrey Heath has been appointed as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) looks forward to working with the new Secretary of State to ensure the construction industry’s priorities are well... View Article

Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment

Responding to the appointment of Michael Gove as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult period for councils and... View Article

North west success for housebuilder at Health and Safety Awards

Leading housing partnerships developer Lovell is celebrating success in the North West, having been recognised for its commitment to health and safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA is a British charity that aims to raise awareness for... View Article

netMAGmedia launches new construction industry podcast

netMAGmedia, which publishes a range of titles for the construction sector, presents the Building Insights podcast, which speaks to key voices from across the industry. Engaging with thought leaders from the worlds of design, construction, development, self-build and social housing... View Article

Michael Gove replaces Jenrick as Housing Secretary

Michael Gove, formerly Minister for the Cabinet Office, has been appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, replacing Robert Jenrick in PM Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle. With a full brief including tackling the housing crisis and the... View Article

Leaseholders freed from costly contract terms

Following CMA action, leaseholders with Countryside Properties will no longer be subjected to ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years. Countryside Properties – one of the UK’s leading housing developers – has voluntarily given formal commitments to the... View Article

Godwin Developments submits outline plans for new homes

National residential and commercial developer Godwin Developments today announces that it has submitted outline plans for the creation of up to 50 new family homes on land south of Ashby Road Central, in the Leicestershire town of Shepshed. The proposed scheme,... View Article

Government handling of green homes grant voucher scheme

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on the ill-fated Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, has found that a rushed delivery and implementation significantly reduced the benefits that might have been achieved. The report examined the performance, implementation, procurement... View Article

Springbourne homes scoop two UK property awards

Top Midlands developer Springbourne Homes has scooped two top design awards for its stunning £19m Hornsey Rise site in Leicestershire. The luxurious location, near Market Bosworth, has been recognised in the Residential Development and the Architecture Multiple Residence categories of... View Article

Planning overhaul to be watered down

The Government’s plans to overhaul planning laws are set to be drastically watered down to appease Conservative MPs and voters, according to a recent report. According to a report from the Times, the plans, which included a zonal system to... View Article

Comments on the Halifax house price index update

Following the Halifax House Price Index for August, please find comments below from the Assetz Group and property consultancy Knight Frank… Stuart Law, CEO of the Assetz group, said: “While it is generally expected that house price growth will simmer... View Article

London Build is set for a huge return

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK’s biggest... View Article

Luxury build-to-rent scheme gets started in Sheffield

Work has advanced at Founders Yard, as Clegg Construction begins building a new ten storey build-to-rent (BTR) scheme on the site of the former Queens Hotel in Scotland Street, Sheffield. Developed by RISE Homes, the scheme comprises 229 one-and-two-bed furnished... View Article

Covering the industry once more in 2021

The RCI Show, taking place from 29-30 September at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, gives visitors the chance to make new connections and reaffirm old ones, with manufacturers and suppliers alongside an array of expert speakers. If the pandemic has... View Article

Multi-Occupancy and The New Age of Fire Safety

The demand to assess and successfully manage fire safety within high-rise residential buildings has never been greater. And with 2021 introducing reformed regulations, how is this new age of fire safety shaping up? For multi-occupied residential buildings, fire safety responsibility... View Article