The construction industry needs more women

Women into Construction is working with The Home Builders Federation (HBF) to launch a nationwide employment programme for women. The aim is to help address the gender imbalance in the construction workforce, which currently sees just 16 per cent female representation. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) has teamed with Women into Construction to launch a […]

New home completions bounce back to pre-pandemic levels

New home completions have returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the NHBC, an independent provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. The organisation says its research highlights that overall a total of 40,289 were completed in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the same time last year. […]

Record number of local authorities have build-to-rent in housing pipelines

Analysis published by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows the build-to-rent (BTR) sector continues to grow at pace. The total number of homes completed, under construction or in planning is up 13 per cent year-on-year to 237,000, and a record number of local authorities have BTR in their housing pipelines. The analysis, conducted at the […]

Property and construction businesses to stay open

Those seeking to let or rent homes over the coming weeks can be reassured they can continue to do so during lockdown. Landlords having building work carried out or planning to have work down will also be allowed to do so under the new rules. Although there has been no official full announcement yet, it […]