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Quit blaming, get building on public land

Marnix Elsenaar, head of planning at City law firm Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Our modern culture of blame has driven critics towards both house builders and Help to Buy as culprits for unaffordable housing in recent months. Yet no politician will... View Article

High praise for North Manchester regeneration project

Competition judges have described a Redrow regeneration project in North Manchester as “having achieved something really positive in the community”. The provision of up to 400 new homes in Moston and Harpurhey, on sites previously cleared of poor quality housing,... View Article

Will banks put the brake on house price inflation?

There is concern among some housing sector commentators that recent house price inflation will see the growing property price bubble burst and hurtle us into a new recession. However, what these experts may have missed is the FCA’s recent Mortgage Market Review... View Article

Survey shows increase in self-build intentions

According to an Ipsos MORI poll, there has been a year-on-year increase in the British public’s intention to get a custom designed home built for themselves. The survey found that one in seven (14 per cent – around seven million people)... View Article

Local self-build register launched

Potential self-builders who want to buy land and build their own home will now have a much better opportunity to have their views heard by using the new online Local Self-Build Register. Developed by Ecomotive, the register will act as... View Article

CIPHE supports CO campaign

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), is in full support of the campaign spearheaded by Plumb Center and Honeywell to change the law on carbon monoxide alarms. At present there is no requirement... View Article

How to future-proof your outdoor space

As a building project grows and develops the amount of money left in the pot shrinks. Sometimes, that results in plans for the outside space being put on hold due to lack of funds. Future proofing is all about saving... View Article
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