Jury out on need for further housing standards

It was confirmed at the recent Housing Standards Review briefing that the government would consider implementing further standards or regulations in the future if the review process identifies the need. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) head of... View Article

Getting the building blocks in place

Focus on sustainability and the environment has never been more important, no matter what industry you are in. But, with research stating that the construction and demolition sector is the largest contributor to waste in the UK, according to the... View Article

Construction pipeline in the North could increase fivefold

A report released 27th November reveals that the construction pipeline in the North of England could increase fivefold if major transport infrastructure projects are given the go ahead in next week’s Autumn Statement. Barbour ABI, which is a chosen provider... View Article

Poll reveals the future of selling houses is online

A new survey revealed today uncovers that the future of buying and selling houses is virtual, with two thirds thinking the future of selling houses is online and one in six people stating they would choose an online estate agency... View Article

Gross mortgage lending up 5% month-on-month

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £19 billion in October. This is 5% higher than September (£18 billion), and 8% higher than October last year (£17.5 billion). This is the highest lending total for an... View Article

New home contracts at highest level since 2008

Figures released 20th November reveal that the number of contracts for new homes increased for the sixth consecutive month in October and are at the highest level since 2008. Barbour ABI, which is a chosen provider of construction data to... View Article

Affordable housing debt guarantees pass £1 billion mark

More than £1 billion has been unlocked from the market to build new affordable homes thanks to the government’s strong economic record, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said on the 6th November 2014. The minister said this new milestone highlighted how “The... View Article

40 months growth ends in prime outer London

Prices fell -0.2% in October, the first fall registered since May 2011 Annual growth slowed to 10.1%, which exceeded a figure of 8.4% in October 2013 Fulham recorded the largest decrease, an area with a high number of properties that... View Article