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New measures announced by the government to tackle the housing crisis are set to unlock thousands of homes. Nearly £300m in funding is being invested to deliver much-needed homes in Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed. This funding follows a flurry of recent investments across the UK as […]
With the Budget being released last month, new government figures suggest that housebuilding is at its highest since 2007-8 in England. In the past financial year, 217,350 homes were added to England’s housing stock, with supply increasing by 227,170 between April 2016 and March 2017. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) said the figures confirmed that […]
New data collected by Savills for the British Property Federation has highlighted that, despite the ‘broken’ UK housing market, the capacity remains for new homes to be constructed and planned at great speed. According to the research, there are now almost 96,000 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction or in planning, showing a 40% jump on […]
House building by housing associations continues to rise, according to new figures from the National Housing Federation (NHF). 82% of developing housing associations responded to the survey, which aims to gain a complete picture of house building in the sector. The NHF reports 47,709 new homes were started by housing associations in the last financial […]
April saw the highest UK construction output of the year so far, thanks to civil engineering and residential projects. The figures, according to the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index, reveal a solid start to Q2, with a sharp rise in civils activity (the best performing sub-category in April) and the highest level of residential […]
The house building sector is thriving, according to figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Home Builders Federation (HBF). NHBC reports that 42,470 new homes were registered in Q1 of this year – a 10 year high and a 17% year-on-year rise. Affordable housing has seen a significant growth in registrations, increasing […]
Variations in planning permission practices between local authorities make it difficult to predict how long the planning application process will take. How can we improve visibility?
The government is pledging to increase housing construction in the coming years, but there?s an urgent need to offer more construction skills training to meet this demand.
The critical success factors in managing multiple house building projects.
Some margin-boosting ideas for the UK’s Help-to-Buy developers
Where construction firms can save money and boost margins in the face of rising house building costs
Debates about Help-to-Buy rumble on, but it’s already clear that house building software is key to helping builders factor its impact into their sums.
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