Prestigious developer has sights set on Abercanaid

A leading developer, with a reputation for creating quality homes, has acquired land in the Merthyr Tydfil village of Abercanid. Elan Homes hope to build 15 appealing three and four-bedroom properties on an undeveloped 1.4 acre plot in the area,... View Article

Housing Minister visits Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts site

Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, visited Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts’ West Langlands site to find out how the company is helping East Ayrshire Council tackle the shortage of social housing in the area. The Minister visited the development,... View Article

A better solution for all at Christchurch House

A project filmed for a future edition of Homes Under the Hammer was officially opened by the Mayor of Ashford, Councillor John Link. Christchurch House, in Christchurch Road, Ashford, was a rundown commercial property bought at auction by Ashford Borough... View Article

Pioneering research is showing the way

Britain’s housing industry should learn from University of Brighton research and use recycled “rubbish” in construction projects, according to Brighton Green MP Caroline Lucas. On a visit to the university’s Waste House – the country’s first building made almost entirely... View Article

Barratt Homes invests in Buoyant Aberdeen Market

Barratt Homes is continuing its investment in and around Aberdeen with new developments amounting to a sales value of £100 million. The housebuilder has recently acquired a site in Aberdeen City, comprising of 174 apartments. There will be a range... View Article

Story Homes expands into new Newcastle office

Story Homes is opening its first permanent Newcastle base at the end of September following a £100k re-fit of Panther House at the Newcastle Business Park. The Cumbrian company’s move reflects its growing business in the North East and will... View Article

Building a harboured dream

For many years, Mick and Isobel Jennion had harboured a dream to build their own sustainable home and when, in 1981 they visited a new eco-efficient housing development in Milton Keynes with a fully built, fully furnished Potton show home... View Article

Just imagine… recreating your childhood home

The couple, who moved from a two bedroomed flat in London to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, wanted their children to enjoy the same rural lifestyle they did. And that included never-forgotten features from Louise’s own childhood... View Article

Swapping life in the city for country life

Kevin and Elise Meers were faced with a dilemma. Do they settle for a house in the perfect location and extend it, knowing it will never be right? Or, do they knock it down and simply start again and make... View Article

Addicted to self-build

Meet Roger and Jane Bailey. Roger is a professional photographer and Jane is a sales manager. Roger has built three Potton homes in the past 30 years – and enjoys the self build process more every time. “My first Potton... View Article

Contemporary design

Meet Cliff and Shena Cooper, who’ve built an ultra modern eco home in Northamptonshire. Cliff is a semi-retired solicitor and Shena is the CEO of the Secret Seed Society. When the couple set out to extend their existing home, they... View Article

Help and guidance

Meet Leah and Richard Allen. Leah is a management consultant and Richard is MD of a flooring company. The couple have two children, Joseph (7) and Jemima (5). When Leah persuaded Richard to build a new house on the site... View Article