Construction growth slows, says FMB

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey, which is the only quarterly... View Article

Blog: NPPF – Designs on Success

by Sam Dewar director of DPA Planning The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides a comprehensive approach to building more homes, quicker than ever before, in the locations where people want to live and raise a family. But it... View Article

London Build returns

London’s dedicated construction and design show, London Build, will return to London Olympia from 23rd-24th October, with over 240 speakers and more than 200 hours of CPD content for visitors to benefit from. Since its launch four years ago, London... View Article

London councils offered more funding for planning

The Mayor of London has announced £10 million for ambitious councils that want to boost their role in building new homes in the capital. Building on previous positive announcements this year – small sites and SME house builder initiatives, increased... View Article

The appliance of science

Claire Alonge of Extension Architecture explains how a considered approach to sourcing kitchen units and appliances can bring dividends for housebuilders and developers looking to please their customers. Whether you are a project manager, architectural or interior designer, builder or... View Article

A watershed moment?

John Marsh of GtC explains how a new framework could allow independent network operators to provide new water and wastewater connections, providing beneficial market competition for developers. April this year saw a significant shake-up of the water market, as competition... View Article

Brownfield land map tool will help tackle the housing crisis

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has identified and mapped more than 17,000 brownfield sites, totalling around 27,700 hectares, which could provide space for more than 961,000 homes. The National Federation of Builders (NFB) thinks that this tool has the potential... View Article

Leasehold reform comment

Robert Haigh, Director (Valuation Consultancy) at Chestertons comments: “The government’s announcement that ground rent will be capped at £10 per annum for any new lease granted on a flat or apartment can be seen as a positive for future buyers,... View Article

Crest Nicholson trading update

Crest Nicholson Holdings plc (“Crest Nicholson” or the “Company”), a leading residential developer operating in the Southern half of England, today issues a Pre-Close Trading Update ahead of schedule. Overview The market environment for new homes in London and at... View Article

Farrells create a new horizon for ilford

Nine years after identifying the opportunity for a landmark scheme next to Ilford station with Crossrail arriving, Farrells architects have completed the transformation of a dated 1980’s office building into 122 high-quality homes, in close proximity to the new railway... View Article

Next generation housing

John Whalley of Nationwide Windows & Doors discusses why he believes offsite construction is fast becoming the solution to fix the housing crisis, and describes some of the benefits the method can bring to the fenestration industry. It is well... View Article

The threat to our climate and the new homes challenge

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued their starkest warning yet and a call to action with its fifth report calling for the world’s needs to be met by building a net zero global economy by 2050. The Good Homes Alliance believes the following... View Article