Property consultant remains positive for post-Brexit UK construction sector

One of the UK’s leading construction and property consultancies, Thomas & Adamson, believes despite the negative outlook among many for the construction sector in 2018, plenty of opportunities remain in a post-Brexit UK. “The outcome of Brexit for the construction industry will ultimately depend on the terms of any Brexit deal and the industry’s More...

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By Editor On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Deleterious materials in construction contracts

The inclusion of deleterious or prohibited material clauses in both building contracts and professional appointment documents is widespread within the construction industry. Whilst the form of these clauses will vary More...

By Editor On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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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 More...

By Editor On Friday, February 12th, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...