Date archive forNovember, 2013
By Editor On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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Balfour Beatty awarded two affordable housing schemes in Wisbech worth £4.6m

Balfour Beatty has announced two affordable housing contracts totaling £4.6 million in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire for Circle Housing, part of the Roddon Housing association. The design and build developments consist More...

By Editor On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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Affordable housing development on site of former Southampton nightclub

Construction started this week on Raglan Housing’s new affordable housing development of 44 homes on Queensway, in the fruit and vegetable market area of Southampton’s Old Town. The start on site, which was More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Give us warmer homes, before rail and road, says the UK Public

Making homes more energy efficient is a greater infrastructure priority for the UK public than building HS2 or new roads, airports and power stations. In a poll, 85 per cent of adults rank free energy efficiency More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Product to meeting the needs of an ageing population

A recent project by Demos*, ‘Top of the Ladder’, has indicated that there is a shortage of housing for the older generation with 3.5 million people aged over 60 wishing to buy retirement property, but only 100,000 More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Homeowners do not understand low and zero carbon technologies reveals new research

Homeowners are unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, new research by the NHBC Foundation has revealed. A new in-depth study discovered More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Young and old disagree on renovation plans says Simply Home Improvement Survey

People over 60 are less likely to renovate their homes, than 25 to 40 year olds, but are more likely to make small changes to their home. That is the verdict from Simply, the London loft conversion and home extension More...

By Editor On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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The conversation has started at Talk Construction 2013

The conversation has started and for hundreds of delegates from the construction industry the emphasis has been – more growth, more investment and even bigger support from Government. These are the themes so far More...

By Editor On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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BPF launches business neighbourhood planning website

The British Property Federation will today launch a website to support business involvement in the neighbourhood planning process. The website provides a comprehensive resource for those businesses keen to engage More...

By Editor On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Apprentice aims to build himself a career with Persimmon Homes

At just 16 years old, apprentice carpenter Tom Elkins has his career path firmly mapped out. He aims to gain his diploma at college, qualify as a carpenter and joiner, work his way up through the ranks and hopefully More...

By Editor On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Jonathan Reynolds MP to give keynote address on day of autumn statement

The future of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be the focus of the Retrofit Summit taking place on the day of the Chancellor’s autumn statement (5 December 2013). Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Minister More...