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Is the Government ready to step up house building?

On 14 July, the Daily Mail reported that the Government is ready to take on local authorities in order to deliver the homes the UK needs. An anonymous official told the Daily Mail that the Government was willing to increase... View Article

University of Winchester Chapel scoops Civic Voice awards

The University of Winchester has won the coveted Civic Voice Design Awards for the stunning restoration of the Victorian chapel at the heart of its campus. The Civic Voice Design Awards recognise buildings and restoration projects which make positive contributions... View Article

New scheme to light up the City of Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton is to be brought to life by lights under a new scheme. The Lighting Up the City project is aimed at creating a brighter and more inviting environment that feels safe during both day and night. It... View Article

Housing market set for further uncertainty

House price inflation has dropped further in June, with sales activity following the same downwards trend, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. 44 per cent of the survey’s respondents identified domestic political uncertainty as the biggest factor... View Article

Barratt redesigns its homes for 2017

National housebuilder Barratt Homes Scotland has launched its 2017 range of homes to make them more efficient. The new 2017 range of homes features improved storage throughout to give customers more usable space for bags and boxes. The floorplans have... View Article

Yorkshire developer completes luxury London development

Caddick Developments, a division of the Wetherby-based family-run construction giant the Caddick Group, has completed Vauxhall Gardens in London. Comprising of 194 private apartments, two penthouses as well as 35 affordable flats and six shared ownership homes, Vauxhall Sky Gardens sits... View Article

Chapter two: preparing for demolition

When we heard from first-time self-builders Sarah and Andy Ball in the last issue, they were at a crossroads, unsure if their Derby build would go ahead. Things have changed however, and the demolition notices are in When we left... View Article

New faces add to NaCSBA’s strengths

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has announced three new board members. Mary Riley, a prominent figure in the self-build mortgage market, has been appointed as the organisation’s new self build executive. She is a regular contributor to... View Article

Competition seeks granny annexe on a shoestring

Now in its fifth year, the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA)’s competition Self Build on a Shoestring is back, searching for unique designs to combat building challenges in the UK. For 2017, the competition is themed around housing... View Article

Reaching the heights of BREEAM Outstanding

A seismic shift in planning requirements is on the horizon; starting in London and eventually and quickly spreading across the rest of the UK. It will result in the planning authorities asking for commercial buildings to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding... View Article
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