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    New homes rise but buyers cool on Britain’s housing market

    The number of new homes being built in the UK has hit a post credit-crunch high in the past three months, but the growth in...

  2. August 19, 2014

    Homes demand helps Persimmon’s profit to surge 57%

    Persimmon has become the latest home builder to report a surge in revenues and profits as house prices and transactions...

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  1. August 14, 2014

    UK home improvement market waits on deeper recovery

    The revival of the UK housebuilding sector has boosted almost every point in the property cycle, from brickmakers supplying...

  2. August 10, 2014

    Niche developers shake up UK housing market

    Britain is engaged in an era-defining struggle to build more homes. But the answer might not lie in the most obvious place....

  3. August 8, 2014

    Bellway boosts UK housing supply as orders jump

    Bellway is increasing housing supply to satisfy strong customer demand as a surging UK property market provides a boost to...

  4. August 4, 2014

    UK survey points to strong housebuilding growth

    Housebuilding is driving the best period for UK construction activity since the financial crisis. The housebuilding...

  5. July 31, 2014

    UK Help to Buy scheme used by almost 40,000 people

    Nearly 40,000 people have bought a home through the “Help to Buy” programme, ministers announced on Thursday, as they sought...

  6. July 29, 2014

    Housing associations seek to profit from Britain’s property woes

    Some of Britain’s biggest social landlords, the housing associations, are backing away from their original mission of...

  7. July 29, 2014

    Labour spending pledge limits Lyons’ scope for reform

    A housing review for the Labour party will dash the hopes of those calling for a wholesale end to restrictions on council...

  8. July 29, 2014

    Pressure builds for more homes built on greenbelt

    Just over two years ago David Cameron made a passionate speech calling for new garden cities – self-contained communities...

  9. July 29, 2014

    UK policy not to blame for housing shortage, says economist Barker

    The economist who conducted a review of housing policy for the Labour government in 2004 believes public hostility to...

  10. July 28, 2014

    UK loses 35,000 social homes in a year, study finds

    Britain has lost nearly 35,000 homes for households on low incomes in one year as a result of the coalition government’s...

  11. July 28, 2014

    Labour plan to boost small housebuilders

    Labour has outlined plans to revive Britain’s small housebuilders by underwriting bank loans in the same way that the...

  12. July 28, 2014

    Caution from big UK housebuilders curbs growth

    A year before construction company Taylor Woodrow merged with its rival George Wimpey in 2007 to form the UK’s biggest...

  13. July 27, 2014

    Germany: A nation of tenants

    Like most young Germans, Katja and Felix rent their flat. Located on a busy east Berlin street, with trams running past, it...

  14. July 27, 2014

    Flagship government housing scheme shifts cash from north

    A flagship £7bn government scheme to tackle Britain’s chronic housing shortage has shifted cash from poor northern councils...

  15. July 27, 2014

    More homes – but not in my back yard

    When ministers talk about new housing developments to solve Britain’s shortage of homes, Drayton Garden Village is the sort...

  16. July 25, 2014

    High tide for house prices is engulfing our economy

    London property prices are up almost 20 per cent over the past year. A beach hut in Dorset is on sale for £250,000. The UK’s...

  17. July 25, 2014

    Cala joins ranks of housebuilders eyeing IPO

    Cala has become the latest private housebuilder to take a step towards public markets, appointing an independent adviser to...

  18. July 22, 2014

    London’s Canary Wharf gets greenlight for expansion

    Canary Wharf, London’s second financial district, is set for a big expansion after the local council gave the go-ahead for...

  19. July 18, 2014

    McCarthy & Stone seeks advisers for £92m debt refinancing

    Britain’s biggest retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone, is to appoint financial advisers to help it refinance £92m of...

  20. July 17, 2014

    Brickmaker boosts UK output

    The world’s largest brickmaker by output has signalled its confidence in the UK’s rebounding housing market by relighting...

  21. July 15, 2014

    Target the planning laws not the one per cent

    About 40 per cent of the stated wealth of the UK – more than £3tn – does not exist. It is a terrible illusion. For the US...

  22. July 15, 2014

    Boris Johnson set for public sector land grab

    London mayor Boris Johnson is set to be given the power to acquire land owned by all public bodies in the capital in order...

  23. July 11, 2014

    UK construction output dips in May

    UK construction output dipped in May, increasing the chances that overall economic growth in the second quarter could be...

  24. July 10, 2014

    Countryside appoints STJ on possible float

    Countryside has appointed STJ Advisors to work on a potential initial public offering of the UK housebuilder, as debate hots...

  25. July 2, 2014

    Metro Holdings invests in Manchester homes and offices

    A Singapore developer has made its first UK investment as part of a £600m scheme to build more than 2,000 homes and offices...

  26. July 2, 2014

    UK construction sector gains momentum

    Construction activity in the UK increased at the fastest pace for four months in June thanks to a steep rise in house...

  27. July 2, 2014

    UK house prices surpass 2007 peak, data show

    Average house prices in the UK have surpassed their 2007 peak, rising nearly 12 per cent in the past year and stoking fears...

  28. July 1, 2014

    Hong Kong developer markets microflats to Manchester students

    Pioneered in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, the “microflat” is a concept usually associated with cities...

  29. July 1, 2014

    St Modwen profits build on strength of demand for property

    St Modwen Properties offered yet more evidence of the strength of the UK property market as the brownfield land specialist...

  30. June 19, 2014

    Sacrifice the greenbelt to fix  the broken property market

    Ibrought myself up to hate the interwar Conservative-dominated coalitions for three reasons. First, for appeasement of...

  31. June 17, 2014

    Crest Nicholson aims to tap land bank to fuel growth plans

    Crest Nicholson put itself firmly in the growth camp of volume housebuilders as it outlined plans to reach £1bn in annual...

  32. June 16, 2014

    Boris Johnson’s housing plans add to pressure on UK councils

    Councils in the southeast of England are under pressure to build up to 200,000 extra homes during the next decade as London...

  33. June 15, 2014

    UK housebuilders: huffing and puffing

    The wolves huffed and puffed and blew UK housebuilders down. Investors raced for shelter last week after news that the Bank...

  34. June 13, 2014

    UK housebuilders knocked by interest rate fears

    More than £1bn was wiped off shares in the leading UK housebuilders on Friday after the governor of the Bank of England...

  35. June 13, 2014

    Construction data signal strong growth

    The UK construction industry grew strongly in April, providing further evidence the economic recovery has broadened out from...

  36. June 12, 2014

    George Osborne plans to clean up ‘brownfield’ sites for homes

    George Osborne will set out plans to speed up development of disused industrial sites, in his latest attempt to stop housing...

  37. June 9, 2014

    North of England sees big rise in plans for new homes

    Eight of the 10 areas in England with the largest increase in planning applications for residential property were in the...

  38. June 5, 2014

    Bellway sees robust demand for new UK homes

    Homebuilder Bellway said on Thursday that demand for new homes in the UK remained robust and was underpinned by “growing...

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