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LATEST HOUSING NEWS

Durkan flats

Investor inks deal with Durkan for £71m London flats

23 Mar 17 | By Iain Withers

M&G Real Estate inks fourth investor-housebuilder deal

Terrace reception

Ex-minister joins housing firm with £1bn investment plans

23 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

Heylo Housing names ex-Labour minister Nick Raynsford as chair as it highlights pipeline

Wandsworth homes

Redrow wins 1,000-home London estate overhaul

22 Mar 17 | By Iain Withers

Housebuilder has been picked to transform the Alton estate in Roehampton

Planning Houses

New guidance for fast-track housing limits

22 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

DCLG paper updates developers on residential bolt-ons to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

nHouse

'Grand Designs-style' prefab homes launched

22 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

Richard Hywel Evans-designed three-bedroom “nHouse” debuts

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Planning Houses

4,500-home Cambridgeshire scheme gets funding boost

17 Mar 17 | By Iain Withers

Mipim latest: Urban & Civic secures a £45m HCA loan

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ANALYSIS

Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

Planning Houses

What next for Bovis?

13 Mar 17 | By Hamish Champ

Galliford Try’s all-share tilt at Bovis is more likely to succeed than Redrow’s part-cash/part-share offer

House

Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong

Affordable housing

State of play: London

6 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Sadiq Khan has proved himself a pragmatist - a quality he’ll need to address the capital’s major built environment challenges

Housebuilding

State of play: Housing

22 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan

Corbyn and May

Party conferences preview

15 Sep 16 | By David Blackman

The political backdrop to the approaching party conference season looks nothing like it did this time last year. The Brexit vote, which swept Theresa May to power and plunged Jeremy Corbyn into another leadership contest, has many policy implications. So what do the two main parties have to say about construction?

Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16 | By Joey Gardiner

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains

Housebuilding

Top 20 housebuilders 2016

20 Jul 16

Find out who’s in this year’s league of top housebuilders by housebuilding turnover

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COMMUNITY OPINION

Rebecca Larkin

Construction's long-term outlook

23 Mar 17 | By Michael Dall

Lower real incomes are a key risk for the years ahead and have clear implications for construction

Mike-Williams

Price rises from suppliers should be challenged

15 Mar 17 | By Mike Williams

Material costs are on the up but housing associations can secure better deals from the supply chain if they know how

Steve Douglas

Why was housing ignored in the Budget?

10 Mar 17 | By Steve Douglas

Housing didn’t get a mention on Wednesday but other government announcements show a clear direction of travel

Steve Sanham

It's not a housing supply crisis, it's an affordability crisis

7 Mar 17 | By Steve Sanham

The government can’t see house prices continue to rise while also delivering affordable homes, so a boost for the rental market is a neat sidestep

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Paula Broadbent

Why women don't pick construction careers

6 Mar 17 | By Paula Broadbent

Women in Construction Week should prompt us all to think about how the industry can discard outdated stereotypes

Mark Leeson

Making the private rented sector work

1 Mar 17 | By Mark Leeson

Successful affordable rented schemes are ones that allow communities to grow, and to do that we need to listen to tenants’ needs

Michael Dall

Housing is a numbers game we are not winning

24 Feb 17 | By Michael Dall

Private housebuilding is the fastest growing sector in construction but major investment is needed to solve the housing crisis

Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17 | By Andrew Jones

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes

Chloe McCulloch

The results are in

10 Feb 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

Our exclusive survey shows the industry would prefer a ‘soft Brexit’ with as little disruption to the status quo as possible