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Construction activity up but growth is slowing

New figures released today reveal that construction activity continued to rise in May, but economists are concerned that the recent high rate of growth appears to be slowing. Barbour ABI, which supplies construction data to the Office for National Statistics... View Article

Property market seeing growth says United Trust Bank

Paul Keay, Property Development Director at United Trust Bank, says: “Talk of a house price bubble may be over-egging the cake somewhat but there’s no doubt that the property market is seeing some encouraging growth. UK house prices outside of... 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

Queen’s Speech is spur for Zero Carbon innovation

New legislation introduced in the Queen’s Speech, which some critics believe waters down the impact of the 2016 Zero Carbon target, serves as a spur to encourage innovation in the building industry, says an insulation expert. The rules, announced this... View Article

Housing zones announcement signals success for BPF

Boris Johnson and George Osborne today announced that 50,000 new homes, across twenty new housing zones, will be created in London. Having long advocated the regeneration opportunities of housing zones, the British Property Federation (BPF) is delighted to see that... View Article

Going round the houses

Enter Garden Cities as the latest act in the long-running variety performance of the “UK Housing Crisis”. Following on from Planning Reform (no discernible audience impact) and Help to Buy (rather too much of the wrong impact), Garden Cities received... View Article
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