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Lark fleet homes to build flood proof houses

7 November 2016 - Construction news, New house building - admin - Comments Off on Lark fleet homes to build flood proof houses

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Larkfleet homes have submitted planning to build experimental flood proof houses on stilts which would hydraulically jack up the house in flood prone areas. The building company hopes that if tests are successful the model would enable house building on thousands of flood-risk sites across the UK. South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire will consider […]

New home builders pledge to increase output

11 May 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on New home builders pledge to increase output

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The Home Builder Federation has managed to encourage major players in the house building sector to raise the output of new homes in the UK after months of negotiations with the Government. HBF, on behalf of its larger members today published a Statement of intent outlining an ambition to deliver further increases in housing supply. […]

NHBC statistics show 9% drop in new housing registrations

28 April 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on NHBC statistics show 9% drop in new housing registrations

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A total of 36,566 new homes were registered by NHBC in the first three months of the year in the UK, according to NHBC’s latest new home registration statistics. New home registrations in Q1 9% down on 2015 Financial year registrations in line with 2014/15, up 80% since recession 10% increase in new home completions […]

New home builds at seven year high

28 February 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on New home builds at seven year high

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House-building surged to a seven-year high at the end of 2015, the latest official figures have revealed. According to figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for the final three months of last year, new home-builds in England were at their highest level since 2008. In the final quarter of 2015, […]

Barratts blame lack of tradesmen and skills for rising costs

24 February 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on Barratts blame lack of tradesmen and skills for rising costs

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Barratt Homes has conceded that the lack of tradesmen and the skills shortages will increase costs by 3% to 4%. Barratas commented saying: “Whilst we have seen an increase in the supply of skilled subcontractors over the past year, there remains an industry shortage in the UK, with increases in labour costs remaining the largest […]

Bovis Homes replaces poor contractors

24 February 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on Bovis Homes replaces poor contractors

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Contractors for Bovis have been having difficulty with skills shortages and the quality of tradesmen and construction operatives in the last year. The house builder warned that this lack of skills had directly impacted on productivity at some construction sites forcing Bovis to seek out new contractors. Bovis revealed that finding and replacing poorly performing […]

Fast track for planning allowing developers to choose authorities

17 February 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on Fast track for planning allowing developers to choose authorities

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Planning for house builders is to be opened up by the government to speed up the planning process allowing developers to choose the planning department they submit their applications to this also includes opening the market to private companies. This shake up of the  planning process will leave developers free to choose the local authority […]

Half an million homes with planning waiting to be built

8 January 2016 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on Half an million homes with planning waiting to be built

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A astonishing 475,647 planning permissions have been granted but have yet to be built.  A new study commissioned by Local Government Association, has prompted calls for all developers to pay full council tax on homes not built before the original planning permission expires. Local councils are also calling for a greater role in delivering the much needed homes once […]

Labour’s Help to Build would improve help to Buy

20 March 2014 - New house building, Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Labour’s Help to Build would improve help to Buy

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‘Help to Build’ guarantee scheme is being heralded by labour  to improve access to finance for SMEs would be a welcome boost to help increase the supply of new housing , says the Federation of Master Builders. Brian Berry, CEO of the FMB, commented  “To provide the number of new homes we need in this […]

Construction skills shortages in Midlands

10 January 2014 - New house building - admin - Comments Off on Construction skills shortages in Midlands

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Construction is taking of again and reports are now coming in of shortages in tradesmen and materials which are needed to keep up with demand. According to the  RICS survey for the final quarter of last year capacity constraints are now being felt outside the south east and are spreading to the Midlands. Many Construction […]


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