Monthly Archives: February 2013

Talk about your home-buying experiences – and you could win £1,000

People who are buying or selling houses are needed to talk about their home-buying experiences – and they could win £1,000 by doing so. A special website – http://www.newhomesurvey.co.uk – has been set up by a research company which wants to hear … Continue reading

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‘Outspoken’ National Trust chairman to address housebuilding industry

Sir Simon Jenkins, chairman of the National Trust, is the latest high-profile figure who will address the Home Builders Federation policy conference in London on 12 March. Sir Simon has been outspoken with his views on the government’s housing policy, … Continue reading

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Housebuilder’s profits rise by 113 per cent

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders has reported a 113 per cent increase in pre-tax profits. Barratt’s interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2012 saw profits rise to £46.1 million compared with £21.6 million for the same … Continue reading

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Housebuilder posts 50 per cent profits increase

The housebuilder Redrow, one of the UK’s leading residential and mixed-use property developers, has posted a 50 per cent increase in pre-tax profits. Profits before tax rose to £23 million for the six months to the end of December. The … Continue reading

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Developer submits plans for 880 new homes

Plans have been submitted for almost 900 new homes on land north of Banbury in Oxfordshire. Housebuilder Pandora Ltd wants to build 880 homes as well as a school, shops and a care home on two sites on 43-hectares of land south … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day treat with a difference – thanks to Larkfleet

Stuck for ideas about where to take your mum on Mother’s Day? The Croft is an age-exclusive community in Bourne, Lincolnshire for people aged 55 and over, and is hosting a special event for all visitors who take their mothers … Continue reading

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Bovis chairman Malcolm Harris to retire

Leading UK housebuilder Bovis Homes has announced that non-executive chairman Malcolm Harris is to retire from the board in November this year. He was the company’s chief executive from 1996 to 2008 and was appointed chairman in 2008. He was first appointed … Continue reading

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