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Scottish property values set to decline by 20% with a Yes vote

The impact of Scotland independence could have massive implications on voter’s property value warns the leading Online Estate Agent eMoov.co.uk. House prices in Scotland have increased quickly in recent months amid continuing strong demand and investment into infrastructure and business... View Article

Offsite construction is key to affordable housing shortage

Housing associations and local authorities could build new affordable housing faster by prioritising offsite construction, according to Alex Goodfellow, group managing director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems. The UK Government’s Affordable Homes Programme 2015-2018 encourages increased partnership working between local... View Article

Industry welcomes decision on energy efficiency in buildings

Industry welcomed the Government’s confirmation yesterday that it will not commence powers in the Deregulation Bill which restrict the ability of local authorities to impose their own requirements for energy efficiency until the Zero Carbon Homes (ZCH) standard is in... View Article

Minister pledges to help industry reputation

Having recognised the need to build thousands of homes around the country Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has also realised that the housing industry must now help existing communities appreciate the need to create new and quite large neighbourhoods – possibly... View Article

NIA and its members promote revamped Green Deal

Following the launch by Government of its new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in England and Wales on 9th June, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is heavily promoting the scheme to consumers and encouraging them to contact its members... View Article

Expert masterplanner reacts to UK garden cities shortlist

The chosen finalists for the Wolfson Prize for Economics, which called for innovative proposals for the creation of Garden Cities, have been announced – with finalists now expected to work up detailed submissions before the winner is announced in September.... View Article

Trees cause over £25 million damage to new homes

Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC. The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by... View Article

John Prescott cites Genie as a ‘brilliant’ idea.

The former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has called Gentoo’s Genie Home Purchase Plan a ‘brilliant idea’ that could ‘make a huge national impact’. Lord Prescott gave his backing to Genie in his latest Sunday Mirror column titled, ‘Government should... View Article
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