Trailblazing sustainability pioneer Ecology Building Society ready for retrofit push
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In 1980, a Yorkshire solicitor spoke up at a Green Party conference regarding the difficulty in finding a mortgage for a property needing extensive renovation – the result was the Ecology Building Society.

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How Not to Get Bogged Down in Your LEED Paperwork
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How many of you working on LEED projects have found yourself spending more time on tracking and managing the required documentation than the actual sustainable design and construction components of…

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Green Homes Enjoy Far Lower Default Risk
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A new study finally provides hard data indicating that green homes equipped with energy efficient features are far less likely to succumb to default than their traditional peers. A research team led by Nikhil Kaza of the University of North Caroli …

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Tackling housing market volatility in the UK: a progress report | Joseph Rowntree Foundation
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What progress has been made on creating a more sustainable housing market since JRF published its Housing Market Taskforce report?

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Government praised for affordable housing boost – ITV News
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Housing construction has been flagging in recent years, but new research suggests the government has helped boost the number of affordable homes being built in the UK. The National House-Building Council (NHBC) found that almost 3,000 new affordable homes were registered in February this year, up nearly 120% on the figure of 1,373 in the […]

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Affordable housing funding model is ‘dead’
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The financial model for affordable housing in place since the 1980s is ‘dead’ due in part to the government’s welfare policies, an expert has warned. Andrew Heywood, a housing consultant and former deputy head of policy at the Council of Mortgage Lenders, said the future of funding for affordable housing is uncertain, creating ‘real problems’ […]

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Low Cost Housing in Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes has lots of low cost housing available for people of all ages with varying incomes.

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Report sets out how more affordable housing could be built in UK
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Housing associations could generate £5.6 billion extra a year from their asset bases with no impact on government subsidy costs, it is claimed

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What happened to Britain’s self-build revolution?
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It was heralded as an answer to the housing crisis, so why is the idea of a self-build revolution proving unpopular?

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Self and custom build to have key role in future Garden Cities
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Councils urged to understand need for new, better-quality and greener living Self build homes should play a key part in any new Garden Cities or major urban extensions. This is one of the main conclusions of a new report published by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). ‘Creating Garden Cities and Suburbs Today – […]

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Home Valuation Calculator
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This calculator will not only give you a pretty good idea but it also allows you to track its progress over the boom years.

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