Housing for an Ageing Population

According to exclusive research from Knight Frank’s Retirement Housing report, by 2039, one in 12 people will be aged 80 or over. Therefore, the need for a dramatic increase in new housing for the ageing population across the UK is... View Article

Comments from Alex Gosling, CEO of HouseSimple.com

“April’s increase in the stamp duty on second homes fired demand substantially in March. With the deadline past, price rises in April are returning to more normal levels. And as uncertainty over the EU referendum continues, we may see this... View Article

Salaries are soaring among building firms, says FMB

Salaries for small building firms are soaring as a result of the growing skills shortage, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the results of the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q1 2016, Brian Berry, Chief... View Article

Tips for installing your own fence

There are many reasons people choose to undertake DIY and can range from putting up shelves to building garages. Our latest post is here to offer some advice on how to install your own fence to ensure you get the... View Article

Goldsmith’s London housing vision needs SMEs to succeed, says FMB

Zac Goldsmith’s manifesto for London is right to identify small local builders as vital to addressing the capital’s crisis, but fails to go far enough, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Both of the frontrunners, Zac Goldsmith and... View Article

Sales Volumes Pick Up Ahead of Stamp Duty Change

Prime country house prices have been rising for 13 consecutive quarters. Additional findings: Prime country house prices rose by 0.3% in Q1 2016 Annual growth has eased to 2.4%, down from a high of 5.2% in 2014 Sub-£1 million homes... View Article