Fall in home ownership: no longer a London only problem

There was a time when home ownership was only an unrealistic dream for those living in London; however, the recent Resolution Foundation report shows that this is becoming a harsh reality across the country, particularly in northern cities. Between 2003 and 2016, home ownership in Greater Manchester fell from 72% to 56% – an even sharper drop More...

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By Editor On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Leading experts highlight risk for residents in older apartment blocks

Smoke ventilation in communal areas can make all the difference between life and death, and repair and rebuild. One of the country’s best known smoke ventilation manufacturers, Whitesales, is pressing to highlight More...

By Editor On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Housing benefit cap could leave most vulnerable homeless

Thousands of vulnerable people across the country could face homelessness if the Government goes ahead with its planned housing benefit cap on sheltered and supported housing, says Stonewater, a leading UK social More...

By Editor On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Stop demolitions and refurbish instead says Baker-Brown

VAT rules are undermining sustainable development by rewarding developers who demolish buildings and penalising those who refurbish. Duncan Baker-Brown, architect of the University of Brighton’s Waste House, More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Skills shortage still pose major threat to construction industry growth

As several major pieces of industry research identify skills shortages as posing a serious threat to the on-going growth of the construction industry, the Build Show is warning that more must be done to support More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

New mortgage measures could impact on the property recovery

Despite property sales in the UK at a six year high, conveyancers are now warning that new tougher rules on mortgages could stall growth. Suzanne Marsters, Conveyancer, and Chartered Legal Executive at North West More...

By Editor On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

NFA calls on government to avert housing crisis

The National Federation of ALMOs (NFA), which represents 47 not for profit housing organisations across England, is calling on the next government to make council housing a priority to avert a housing crisis. The More...

By Editor On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

NFA welcomes government housing review

The National Federation of ALMOs (NFA), which represents 47 not for profit housing organisations across England, has welcomed the government’s decision to launch an independent government review into the role More...

By Editor On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Tarmac Building Products advises a plaster rethink for flood risk areas

Local authorities and landlords have been advised that traditional gypsum plasters offer virtually no protection for properties at risk from flooding. The advice, in advance of the traditional flood-risk season More...

By Editor On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Installers risk prosecution over use of gate automation kits, warns Federation

Unqualified installers who apply automation kits to motorise manual gates face a real risk of prosecution under health and safety legislation. The warning comes from The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) which More...