Tag Archives: Housebuilders

Barratt increases development portfolio

House builder Barratt Homes is to open 90 new sites in the next six months including a number of brownfield developments. In its full trading year in 2015 Barratt’s says it is on track to deliver 15,700 completions. Mark Clare, … Continue reading

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Construction expansion falls to 13-month low in November

Construction output experienced its Slowest rate of expansion since October 2013 in November. UK construction companies indicated a strong expansion of business activity in November, but the overall pace of growth moderated for the second month running to its least … Continue reading

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Low brick stocks could hinder house building recovery

Following on from recent news that an emerging skills gap could be posing a threat to the recovery of the construction sector – particularly house building – another threat is being highlighted. The brick making industry is seeing the lowest … Continue reading

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Custom build could offer more choice for homebuyers

A new £150 million government fund designed to help finance plots for custom-build housing is good news for both homebuyers and the house building industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The fund is intended to provide 10,000 serviced plots … Continue reading

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Home builders defend housing position after Bank of England governor’s concerns over ‘serious shortage of homes’

The organisation which represents UK home builders has defended the industry’s recent record on providing new homes. On Sunday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney voiced his concerns about what he described as a serious shortage of homes available to … Continue reading

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HBF defends housebuilders against ‘land-banking myth’

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is the latest organisation to demonstrate that UK housebuilders are not hoarding land. In its report, Permissions to land – de-bunking the landbanking myth, the HBF said its research showed that 63 per cent of land … 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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