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A leading environmental think-tank has issued a report suggesting that the housing industry’s rush to prevent heat loss in the winter, has result in an inadvertent rise in the risk of overheating during warmer months.

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A survey by estate agent eMoov has highlighted the hotspots where housing demand is greatest within the UK.

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A Wigan builder has come up with an ingenious form of alternative housing design: a modular system of six-sided rooms that can be attached together in a honeycomb design.

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Data from March released by Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI has indicated another strong month overall for the UK construction sector, with business activity and incoming new work continuing to rise at robust rates.

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Accepting recommendations put forward by an independent review, the Government will be assessing the role that councils can play in boosting housing supply, including seeing them become ‘housing delivery enablers’.

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With the HBF estimating that over 100,000 extra jobs have been created in the UK due to the increase in house building and associated building materials manufacturing over the past two years, a specialist website, www.housebuildingcareers.org.uk has been launched to showcase the range of jobs involved in the development of new homes and communities.

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The Government has announced a new scheme to boost housebuilding – the Starter Home Initiative – that will offer first-time buyers aged under 40 a 20% discount on new build homes.

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A shortlist of 29 areas outside London have been announced by the Government, as part of its plans to create Housing Zones for new build growth.

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Proof of the international reputation of UK construction, a new project to build English-style mansions and apartments in Oman has been announced. Worth £300m, the project is a joint venture between British property developer Consero and the Al Raid group, an Omani investment business with close ties to the nation’s royal family.

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A new initiative under the government’s National Infrastructure Plan to speed up the planning process for new build developments has been welcomed by housebuilders.
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