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New official stats slay rent myths

New official statistics published by the Office for National Statistics this morning show that rents in Great Britain grew by just 1.3% in the period May 2012 to May 2013, far below the rate of inflation. The British Property Federation... View Article

Help shape the future of sustainable refurbishment

BRE launched a new founding member’s initiative for users of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday. Introduced in 2012, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment provides a robust design and assessment method for... View Article

gbpartnerships scoops top award for second year running

Healthcare developer gbpartnerships has achieved a notable ‘double’ winning Property Developer of the Year for the second year running at the influential Health Investor Awards 2013. Managing Director Elaine Siew and Development Director David Acklam received the Award from journalist... View Article

JELD-WEN scoops Housebuilder Product Award

JELD-WEN, the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber windows, doors and stairs, has been awarded Best Internal/Interior Product for its fire-protected stairs at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2013. The inaugural Awards, which showcase and reward excellence and innovation amongst suppliers to... View Article

Demand expected to be high for Heywood Homes

Demand is expected to be high when an eagerly-awaited development of new homes is officially opened to the public next month in the popular market town of Heywood. Fairfield View is Persimmon Homes’ latest development in the region, providing 145... View Article

Important lessons on-line for designers of sustainable buildings

National construction and property consultancy Pick Everard has completed an innovative three year project that allows designers to share sustainable building know-how using the new online Lessons platform. Funded by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, as part... View Article

Keepmoat lead the way in developing zero carbon homes

National housing and regeneration company Keepmoat is leading the way in demonstrating how zero carbon homes could become a feature of developments across the country in the future, thanks to two pioneering projects in the North East. The schemes, in... View Article

Signs look good for SK sales

SIG today announced the acquisition of SK Sales, a UK leader in the supply of specialist Air Handling products. The move will result in the rebranding of existing Air Trade Centre branches in the coming months which, once rolled out,... View Article

BRE’s Insite13 event focuses on people

BRE’s INSITE13 conference, which takes place on the 2-3 October at its head office site in Watford, will examine how we make buildings meet the needs of people and communities. Everything that the industry does should be about creating sustainable... View Article

Public sector construction projects worth over £1.1bn on hold

New figures show Government has fallen short on pledge to boost economy through investment in public sector infrastructure Some 119 public sector construction projects worth over £1.1billion are currently on hold despite the Government’s election pledge to invest in infrastructure... View Article
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