Novus to deliver affordable houses in Stoke-on-Trent

Novus Property Solutions has been contracted to deliver 22 affordable properties at the site of a derelict pub in Staffordshire. The site of the former Woodshutts Inn pub on Lower Ash Road in Butt Lane was purchased by Aspire Housing... View Article

Building a holistic future

As the Government plans to build 400,000 affordable homes by the end of the decade, there is concern that current building regulations do not go far enough to create sustainable, healthy and comfortable living environments. Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director... View Article

Avoiding future floods and droughts

With large parts of the country suffering winter flooding Lutz Johnen, Managing Director of water management specialists Aquality Trading & Consulting Ltd suggests that appropriate water management will help with both potential flooding and drought issues. As recent floods have... View Article

Smart Homes Award Winners

Smart homes technology specialists Cyberhomes have won the custom installation (CI) industry’s Install and Technology Solutions Award (ITSA) for ‘Best Whole House Integration’. The award recognises the quality of a fully integrated automation and entertainment system designed, built and delivered... View Article

London Help to Buy opens its doors

The new London Help to Buy scheme has now opened its doors – allowing Londoners to buy a home with just a 5 per cent deposit and a mortgage as low as 55 per cent, the Communities Secretary Greg Clark... View Article

UK’s retirees are a ‘Generation Stuck’

Although there is high demand from over 55–year–olds to downsize, a lack of suitable properties is stopping older people from moving. According to a report commissioned by McCarthy & Stone this has created a growing ‘Generation Stuck’. The report, ‘Generation... View Article

UK Registrations hit eight-year high

According to the latest NHBC statistics UK new build registrations have hit an eight-year high, with 156,140 new homes registered in total in 2015. NHBC data showed an increase in private sector registrations of 7 per cent to 118,611 homes... View Article

Stephen Fry to join Ecobuild 2016

It has been announced that Stephen Fry will join Ecobuild 2016 and will be interviewed by broadcaster Will Gompertz at the culmination of the conference programme. The audience can expect to hear Stephen Fry’s forthright views and insights around issues... View Article

Housebuilding creates more than 100,000 jobs

According to a report launched by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) more than 100,000 new jobs were generated in England in 2014/15, thanks to the industry’s ‘big increase’ in housing output. The report, ‘Building Communities, Boosting Employment’, reveals that the... View Article

McBains Cooper says “chronic” skills shortage must be addressed

The monthly construction output figures published by the ONS revealed that comparing the annual 2015 data with 2014, output in the construction industry was estimated to have increased by 3.4 per cent. Michael Thirkettle, Chief Executive of leading interdisciplinary international construction and... View Article

BSRIA welcomes the Lyons’ Housing Commission Review

The Lyons Commission has released an independent review underlining five key actions to deliver the increase in house building to tackle the nation’s housing challenges. The report highlighted the drastic need for more subsidised affordable and private-rented homes and welcomed the priority government... View Article