Expectations Regained Across Construction According to the RICS Q4 2016 survey, following a dip at the time of the EU referendum, expectations for output growth have strengthened for the second consecutive report.
2017 will be Hugely Significant Two major announcements:- – a swathe of new brownfield starter homes. – £7Bn funds for a “dramatic expansion” for affordable housing. Local authorities and housing associations are, no doubt, hard at work on a fresh set of applications.
Residents Views NHBC Foundation research – “Affordable homes: Residents’ views of quality” (Published December 2016) – aimed at establishing longer term resident satisfaction. It involved face-to-face interviews with housing association residents after 3-4 years of occupancy.
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Chinese to unlock opportunities with 25,000 homes A major Chinese building materials company has become the latest player to tackle the UK housing crisis with an unprecedented plan to build six prefabricated home factories that will pump out 25,000 low-energy dwellings a year by 2022.
Inflation Annual CPI inflation was 1.2% in November, compared with a 0.9% increase in October, according to the ONS. Transport, clothing and footwear and recreation and culture were the categories posting the largest price increases. Annual RPI inflation was 2.2% in November, up from 2.0% in the previous month.
Cameron and Declan Christie of Yorkshire-based UK Trade Furnishings Limited have been named on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list in the Retail & Ecommerce category. Founded in 2013 by cousins Cameron (23) and Declan Christie (24), UK Trade Furnishings have gone from strength to strength over the past few years, with Luxury Flooring & […]
Who Wants to be a Site Manager? In an article in Construction Manager, Chris Salmon of personal injury claims firm, Quittance reviews the Site Manager’s duties in light of recent changes in the law.
Platforms Above Car Parks ZEDpod claims to be a prefabricated, super energy-efficient micro-home that can sit on an elevated platform above car parks at big retail outlets, hospitals or municipal offices.
What is an “Agrihood” It’s an alternative neighbourhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centrepiece of a mixed-use development. There are some ‘agrihoods’ around the USA, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.
Planning Application for Experiment UK developers Larkfleet Group is seeking permission for an experimental house. Their aim is to jack lift this 1.5m above flood waters. If successful it could enable housebuilding on thousands of flood risk sites presently undevelopable.