Access to nature a top consideration when designing buildings for people with dementia

Buildings designed for people living with dementia must prioritise unrestricted access to nature, support for wayfinding and navigation, and the safety of the environment – new research has found. Academics at Birmingham City University have carried out the study examining how homes and houses should be designed in order to provide the best support More...

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By Editor On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Consumer Code for New Homes approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

The Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) celebrated its formal approval by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme recently at Westminster. CCNH is the only CTSI Approved Code More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Construction industry warns against Brexit ‘cliff edge’ for EU workers

The construction sector has come together with one voice to warn the Government of the dangers of the industry facing a ‘cliff edge’ regarding access to EU workers.  In an unprecedented show of unity, seven More...

By Editor On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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The National Federation of Builders conference focuses on construction success

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) held its sixth annual conference recently in London. The conference entitled ‘Making a success of UK construction’ took place at the prestigious County Hall in Westminster, More...

By Editor On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Legal & General set to deliver 1,500 new homes as it acquires second major site

Legal & General announces that it has acquired a 272 acre site in Arborfield, Wokingham.  Helping to address the UK’s chronic housing shortage, Legal & General will apply its unique multi-tenure approach More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Millennials are changing the face of the UK housing market says Cleveland Containers

House prices are constantly on the rise, with the average UK home now totalling £317,218. Property costs are even higher in London, at an average of £610,912. Compare this to 1990, when the average house price More...

By Editor On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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West Lothian communities reap benefits from five year social housing programme

Communities across West Lothian are reaping substantial benefits from a major local housebuilding programme being led by leading provider of partnership housing Lovell, in close partnership with West Lothian Council. More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Modular houses in Shropshire unveiled by The Wrekin Housing Trust

Shropshire’s first ever modular buildings to be used as affordable housing have been officially unveiled by The Wrekin Housing Trust. The four two-bedroom properties, located on Gordon Road, in Trench, Telford, More...

By Editor On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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New planning approach to speed up delivering homes announced

An innovative approach to planning new homes will ensure they’re built where most needed, save councils millions of pounds every year and help deliver more affordable homes, has been announced by Communities Secretary More...

By Editor On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Legal and General enters the retirement housing sector

Legal & General announces its establishment of Inspired Villages Group, which is formed out of English Care Villages, a best in class operator and developer of later living accommodation.  English Care Villages’ More...