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National Grid forms house building joint venture

An initiative to redevelop brownfield sites across the South East of England is expected to create 14,000 new homes over the next 15 years. National Grid and The Berkeley Group Holdings have set up a new joint venture (JV) to … Continue reading

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UK unprepared for shortfall in house building

When it comes to building new homes the UK is lagging behind its European neighbours. Taking into account population growth, the UK has consistently built among the fewest number of new homes in Europe both pre and post-recession according to … Continue reading

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Builders fund excludes micro-builders, warns FMB

The government’s new £525 million Builders Finance Fund will improve access to finance for some small house builders. However, the minimum threshold of 15 units will exclude many small and micro-house builders, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). “Most of … Continue reading

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House building recovery could be threatened, warns FMB

The house building industry and economic recovery in the SME construction sector is under threat from rising costs and a shortage of essential materials. That’s the warning issued by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) following a three-month ‘state of trade’ survey. … Continue reading

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Minister promises more support for UK housebuilders

Housing minister Kris Hopkins has pledged to help the industry improve its relationship with the public and local government and to help housebuilders showcase their contributions to society. Speaking to the Home Builders Federation (HBF), the minister (pictured) said that … Continue reading

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Healthy business forecasts by two more UK housebuilders

Two more leading housebuilders have announced trading figures which paint a healthy picture of their business performance so far this year. Redrow and Gleeson Homes have both made very strong starts to the year. Redrow reports a 17 per cent … Continue reading

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As housing deficit hits one million mark, industry leader says “let’s build our way out of crisis”

England needs another one million homes to meet increasing demands, a new report claims. According to the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF), the housing shortfall has reached the one million mark… and counting. That’s roughly the number of homes in Birmingham … Continue reading

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