CML urges caution on FPC direction powers

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has today responded to the Treasury’s consultation on giving direction powers to the Financial Policy Committee over housing market tools including loan-to-value and debt-to-income caps. In summary, the CML: Questions why, in practice, the FPC... View Article

Interior design for housebuilders

From concept to completion, attention to detail is the key to creating a home that appeals to a variety of people, say experts at Alexander James Interiors The show home is the ultimate selling tool and a professional and luxurious... View Article

Larkfleet wins National Sustainability Award

Bourne (Lincolnshire) based housebuilder and developer Larkfleet Group has won the Sustainability Award from the British Chambers of Commerce for its commitment to the environment and for investing in sustainability-focused research and development. The company’s award highlighted features such as... View Article

208,000 new homes in Sussex?

Whether we like it or not, a new homes building target for England alone has been set for 230,000 new homes, each year, for the next 20 years. That’s nearly 5 million new homes. (Vince Cable is pushing for the... View Article

CEDIA launches its 2015 awards

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has revealed the first details of its anticipated awards ceremony by announcing its categories for 2015. The CEDIA Awards is the industry’s most prestigious and pre-eminent scheme, which celebrates excellence in residential... View Article

Government jump starts SME house building sector

Government’s announcement that it will lower the threshold on the Builders Finance Fund to five units has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The Government’s decision to open up... View Article