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    1. March 27, 2015

      Barratt CEO Mark Clare steps down

      Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is stepping down after nine years at the helm of the UK’s largest housebuilder, with...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Bellway shares rise as UK housing demand fuels record profits

      Shares in Bellway rose to an all-time high on Wednesday after it posted record half-year profits, underlining how voracious...

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    1. March 23, 2015

      Westminster council spends £20m buying back Right To Buy homes

      Westminster City Council is spending £20m to repurchase and refurbish 45 flats which it sold through the Right To Buy scheme...

    2. March 16, 2015

      UK brickmakers revived by surge in housebuilding

      Dormant brick plants are reopening across the UK as manufacturers respond to a surge in demand from housebuilders, though...

    3. March 13, 2015

      Housebuilding slowdown threatens UK recovery

      A slowdown in housebuilding caused output in the UK’s construction industry to slump unexpectedly in January, falling 2.6...

    4. March 9, 2015

      Subsidy cuts hit affordable housebuilding

      The coalition government has presided over a drop in the construction of affordable housing after it slashed subsidies,...

    5. March 5, 2015

      London struggles to build affordable homes

      London’s councils are failing to meet their own targets for new affordable housing, despite spiralling living costs and a...

    6. March 3, 2015

      Taylor Wimpey to double dividend as homes demand boosts results

      Taylor Wimpey, Britain’s second biggest housebuilder by volume, is to double its dividend payout after strong demand for new...

    7. March 3, 2015

      UK construction hits 4-month high

      Building activity in the UK jumped to the highest level in four months in February, providing further evidence the economy...

    8. March 2, 2015

      David Cameron pledges 200,000 cut-price starter homes

      David Cameron will try to woo younger voters on Monday by pledging that a future Conservative government would expand a...

    9. February 23, 2015

      Bovis Homes builds up dividend as profits rise

      British housebuilder Bovis has underlined its credentials as the UK’s fastest growing housebuilder, reporting a 69 per cent...

    10. February 13, 2015

      Since you asked: the rights and wrongs of expanding Right to Buy

      “Landlords warn over Right To Buy extension” Financial Times, February 12 Right to Buy? I haven’t heard that since the...

    11. February 11, 2015

      Redrow’s sales soar despite fears of UK housing market slowdown

      Redrow looked to shrug off concerns of a cool-down in the UK housing market despite warning on planning delays and the...

    12. February 10, 2015

      Bellway reports off-plan sales boost

      Bellway, one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, said sales of off-plan homes had jumped by a quarter in the first half of...

    13. February 3, 2015

      Shortage of builders hobbles UK housing ambitions

      A lack of bricklayers, electricians and plasterers has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to overcoming Britain’s acute...

    14. February 3, 2015

      PMI survey eases concerns over UK construction

      Activity in the UK construction sector rebounded in January, though remained notably weaker than the peaks of last summer....

    15. January 30, 2015

      Detached homes make a comeback in the UK

      More detached homes are being built now than at the height of the property boom, according to new research, marking a return...

    16. January 28, 2015

      Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

      The number of households containing two or more families in the UK has surged during the past decade, highlighting the...

    17. January 27, 2015

      UK construction sites see rise in deaths

      The rush to build homes in the UK has triggered a rise in accidents on construction sites and has led to an industry...

    18. January 16, 2015

      A rentier nation’s fading dreams of home

      It is said the great tide of damp mortar is turning, flowing away from the house, hitherto the very fetish object of British...

    19. January 15, 2015

      Housing is London’s biggest challenge, Boris Johnson warns

      London’s biggest challenge is to overturn government’s failure to build enough housing, Boris Johnson said on Thursday. But...

    20. January 15, 2015

      ‘Try before you buy’ sleepovers for hard-to-sell homes

      My family and I are just back from a city-break. Instead of jetting off to Barcelona or Prague we stayed in our home town of...

    21. January 15, 2015

      Bovis bullish despite slowing property rally

      British home builder Bovis remains bullish about its growth prospects in 2015 after doubling its land bank last year with an...

    22. January 15, 2015

      Central London tops world as most expensive city for construction

      Complex planning rules, high labour and land costs and exacting design standards have combined to make London the most...

    23. January 14, 2015

      UK housing: build it and they may come

      “This time is different.” Is there any phrase more dispiriting, more likely to drain the hopes of the optimistic investor?...

    24. January 14, 2015

      Barratt sales spike defies industry fears on cooling homes market

      Barratt has reported a 17 per cent spike in forward sales going into 2015, touting resilient housing demand and apparently...

    25. January 12, 2015

      Britain needs to set its housing market in order

      The past five years has not provided an environment auspicious for making a fortune. The financial crisis pitched Britain...

    26. January 12, 2015

      Taylor Wimpey forecasts ‘sustainable’ UK housing market

      Taylor Wimpey, Britain’s second biggest housebuilder by volume, has joined its sector rivals in signalling that the long UK...

    27. January 8, 2015

      Britain’s self-perpetuating property racket

      In international discussions of economic policy, the British government likes to boast of the flexibility of its economy. In...

    28. January 7, 2015

      Housebuilder Persimmon reports 17% increase in 2014 sales

      Persimmon, the UK’s biggest builder by market capitalisation, reported a 17 per cent increase in completions of house sales...

    29. January 5, 2015

      UK construction growth slows

      The UK construction sector expanded at the slowest pace in 17 months in December, due to a slowdown in the rate of growth of...

    30. January 1, 2015

      Ministers launch delayed loan guarantee scheme for housebuilding

      Ministers have belatedly launched a multibillion-pound loan guarantee scheme for housebuilding, more than two years after it...

    31. December 28, 2014

      Young opt for life in London microhouses

      London property developers are building hostels and microhouses for young workers who are not only priced out of buying a...

    32. December 15, 2014

      Countryside to double building rate to combat homes shortage

      Countryside has set out an ambitious expansion plan to double in five years the number of homes it builds as it aims to join...

    33. December 12, 2014

      UK housing market starting to settle, Bellway says

      The UK housing market is returning to more settled conditions after a long period of blistering growth, according to...

    34. December 5, 2014

      Berkeley warns of tax change effect on sales of expensive homes

      London housebuilder Berkeley warned that the government’s stamp duty reforms would hit sales of houses valued above £2m, but...

    35. December 2, 2014

      Kensington wins battle of the basements

      Kensington and Chelsea Council has won its battle to restrict multi-storey basement extensions, in a move that is likely to...

    36. December 2, 2014

      Ministers propose government-built houses

      Ministers have set out proposals for the government to directly commission house building for the first time. Danny...

    37. December 2, 2014

      Construction activity dips on growth fear

      Concerns about the economic outlook have dented confidence in the UK construction industry, pushing activity to the slowest...

    38. December 1, 2014

      Bicester to host next new garden city

      Bicester in Oxfordshire will be unveiled on Tuesday as the location for the coalition’s second new garden city, the...

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