Building Materials

New builds prop up construction industry

Output in the construction industry decreased by 0.8% in April this year, compared with March 2015, but new work increased by 1.6%, according to the latest figures from the Office for National statistics (ONS). The UK’s recognised national statistical institute […]

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UK farmland

Greenbelt building approvals threaten British rural landscapes

Rural landscapes Britain are under threat, as there has been a five-fold increase in the number of full planning approvals for new homes on greenbelt land in the

House Prices fall to record levels.

Over half Generation Y want to use pension pots to get on property ladder

Workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions revealed on Wednesday that 54% of 18-35 year old people in the UK say that they would be more likely to save

Tesco

British Land completes £733m property exchange transaction with Tesco

Supermarket chain Tesco Plc revealed on Friday that it intends to refocus on its

Boris Johnson Bike

Mayor of London authorises £145 million spend on low cost homes in London

The Mayor of the Greater London Authority (GLA), Boris Johnson, announced on Tuesday that

London property

UK house price growth slows to 8.8% in October

House prices in the UK declined by 0.4% between September and October this year, the fifth monthly decline in the past year, with annual growth slowing to 8.8%,

Property

RICS survey indicates slower momentum in UK housing market

The boom in UK house prices has begun to slow down according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which released its UK Residential Market Survey for

London property

CBI launches business manifesto to boost housing market and drive economic growth

A manifesto that includes proposals to get Britain building was released on Monday by UK business lobbying organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which revealed that housing

Construction in London

Confidence in UK construction sector grows

A report published on Tuesday by British full service law firm Irwin Mitchell reveals that nearly 70% of UK construction firms have grown more optimistic about future prospects

mortgage

Greater London sees 27% growth in loans to first-time buyers

First-time buyers in Greater London borrowed GBP3bn in the second quarter 2014, an increase of 27% on the same period a year ago and up 10% on the

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