There is persistent and widespread weakness in the home building industry in Australia, according to the latest Trades Report from the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential construction industry.Read full article: [Home building industry in Australia suffering from persistent and widespread weakness, says new repo]
The UK government is busy promoting the idea of self building and introducing new measures to inject momentum in the new homes market but the latest statistics shows that house building starts fell in England in the first quarter of the year.Read full article: [UK housing starts down 15% compared with a year ago, data shows]
The contract to complete the land sale for the new Paramount Theme Park in Murcia, southern Spain, has been signed given the green light for the much awaited project which could help boost the country’s slow property market.Read full article: [Land deal for Paramount theme park in Spain signed]
The average asking price for a new home in the UK increased by 1.2% in December compared with the previous month, according to the latest index from Smart New Homes.Read full article: [Asking prices of new homes in the UK rise]
Progress has been made by the UK government in shaping the regulatory and fiscal framework for sustainable buildings, according to a new report by an influential group of businesses, non-governmental organisations and politians published today (Monday 13 February).Read full article: [Lack of clarity in the UK over reducing carbon in the building industry says report]
A leading developer in the UK is calling for more companies in the construction industry to offer apprenticeship schemes, to help reduce unemployment and promote long term growth in the industry.Read full article: [UK developer calls for more apprenticeship opportunities]
UK housing minister Grant Shapps has today (Thursday 26 January) hailed a new partnership between the government and the National House Building Council (NHBC) to gain a greater insight into how efforts to get Britain building again are making a difference.Read full article: [UK announces new deal on new build properties]
The deadline to enter the 2012 RICS Awards has been extended to the end of this week, Friday 27 January 2012.Read full article: [2012 RICS Awards entry deadline extended]
A revolutionary concrete panel based house has been launched by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in India which is aimed at providing quality affordable homes.
Construction levels in the UK were broadly flat during the third quarter, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction Market Survey.Read full article: [UK construction industry flat as economic uncertainty bites]
New research shows that one in three people in the UK would build their own home if they money was available to fund the project.Read full article: [One in three people would build their own house, research shows]
The City of London's international competitiveness and status as a world class business and investment environment is under threat from changes to planning laws that would permit converting office space into homes, it is claimed.
The earthquakes which caused more buildings in Christchurch to be damaged yesterday are likely to have a severe effect on New Zealand’s property markets which have already been hit by the uncertainty over re-building.Read full article: [New earthquakes in Christchurch will set back real estate market]
The UK government plans to release public land for house building to help alleviate the nation’s chronic shortage of residential properties.Read full article: [UK govt to sell land for new homes]
The average size of a new property in New Zealand has been getting bigger as more detached homes with more bedrooms were built in recent decades, new research shows.Read full article: [Properties in New Zealand bigger]
The private sector in the UK is leading the property construction market upturn, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [Private sector activity boosts UK property construction sector]
UK developers are currently focusing almost soley on sites for family properties in central locations with planning already in place, a new index shows.Read full article: [UK developers focus on sites with planning already in place, according to consultants]
Some of the biggest names in the UK property industry have joined together to call on the Government to honour its commitments on energy efficiency ratings, as MPs debate the Energy Bill in the House of Commons.Read full article: [UK property industry calls for commitment on energy savings in buildings]
Planning is becoming a bigger issue for UK house builders with almost 60% saying that localism legislation will slow the speed of obtaining consents, according to the Knight Frank 2011 Housebuilder survey.Read full article: [Planning expected to be a major issue for UK house builders, survey shows]
Competition between builders and developers has created strong upwards pressure on residential development land values in the UK over the last year, a new report reveals.Read full article: [Shortage of good development land in UK, especially central London, index shows]
Sales of new properties in Australia were almost static in February and may suggest a weak year to come for the country’s residential real estate market, a new report claims.