UK housebuilding in ‘dire straits’ as activity takes another dive
Work on resi building projects fell for the sixth month running in May, and at the steepest pace since May 2020.
Tories face donation shortfall as ‘angry’ housebuilders pull back
20% of donations to the party between 2010 and 2020 came from firms and individuals connected to the housing market.
Supply of new homes ‘hangs in balance’ as development activity drops-off
New data reveals a big drop in the number of completions, and permissions running well below the levels required to meet demand.
Planning activity plummets in Prime Central London
2022 saw the lowest-ever recorded total of applications and permissions granted in PCL, reports CBRE.
Ranked: Construction costs across 100 world cities
Geneva, London and New York top the charts as most expensive cities in which to build in 2023.
Housebuilding’s ‘new normal’ in nine charts
Savills has taken a deep dive into the mechanics and economic realities of the UK's housebuilding sector, highlighting some dramatic changes in the new-build sales landscape...
Building supplies comparison website hopes to ‘spark price war’
CompareTheBuild.com helps tradesfolk and DIY-ers find the tools and material for less.
Gove threatens to block 11 housebuilders who missed the developer remediation contract deadline
The majority of big-league residential property developers have agreed to Michael Gove's terms, but 11 missed the deadline to sign the government's building safety remediation contract - and 'will be prohibited…
Competition & Markets Authority launches housebuilding probe
'The quality and cost of housing is one of the biggest issues facing the country,' says CMA boss.
Super-sustainable housing scheme in East Sussex promises to be Britain’s biggest timber-structure neighbourhood
Sustainable property developer Human Nature has revealed plans to transform a 7.9 hectare brownfield site in Lewes into a new 700-home mixed-use neighbourhood with top-notch sustainability credentials
Gove gives property developers six weeks notice for unsafe buildings agreement
Housing Secretary warns of 'significant consequences' for housebuilders that fail to comply.
RLF rebrands to MGAC following American acquisition
MGAC bought venerable British cost consultancy RLF in 2021, and has now consolidated all its businesses under one brand banner.