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News related to construction

Development land prices in England up 7.3% year on year
2014-04-17 15:02:54 [Europe]
Development land prices in England increased by 0.8% in the first three months of the year, to take the annual increase in values to 7.3%, according to the latest data from property firm Knight FrankRead full article: [Development land prices in England up 7.3% year on year]
 
Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed
2014-03-31 14:43:54 [Europe]
By 2018 the South of England will face a combined shortfall of at least 160,000 homes because local planning authorities are not planning enough new homes, according to a new report.Read full article: [Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed]
 
British home builders see profits rise as property recovery continues
2014-03-06 08:43:43 [Europe]
Britain’s largest private house builder, Barratt Developments, has reported its highest level of completions for five years and  other builders are also seeing profits rise as the property market recovery continues.Read full article: [British home builders see profits rise as property recovery continues]
 
Number of new homes in the UK up with surge in London, latest data shows
2014-01-31 13:29:31 [Europe]
The number of new homes registered in London last year was the highest since electronic records began over 26 years, according to new figures from the National House Building Council published today (Friday 31 January).Read full article: [Number of new homes in the UK up with surge in London, latest data shows]
 
Growth in private house building in the UK slowed at end of 2013, survey shows
2014-01-28 11:55:29 [Europe]
The pace of growth in private housing in the UK slowed in the last three months of 2013 according to the latest economic survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).Read full article: [Growth in private house building in the UK slowed at end of 2013, survey shows]
 
Strong house building boosting UK construction sector, says RICS
2014-01-10 09:08:16 [Europe]
Strong house building is set to drive the construction sector’s recovery in 2014 with the private sector leading the way, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [Strong house building boosting UK construction sector, says RICS]
 
Residential building trends in Australia looking strong going into 2014
2013-12-02 13:07:04 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia only eased slightly in October after hitting their highest level in three and a half years in September, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Residential building trends in Australia looking strong going into 2014]
 
London’s Crossrail project set to hike property prices by 13% by 2018
2013-11-25 16:53:03 [Europe]
London’s Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will add around 13% to house prices between now and when the first train lines become operational in 2018, it is claimed.Read full article: [London’s Crossrail project set to hike property prices by 13% by 2018]
 
New home building in the UK reaches highest rate since 2008, new data shows
2013-11-21 14:16:27 [Europe]
The last three months have seen the fastest rate of house building in the UK since the economic downturn in 2008, according to new figures released by the government.Read full article: [New home building in the UK reaches highest rate since 2008, new data shows]
 
UK housing minister urges more builders to join Help to Buy scheme
2013-11-07 09:07:11 [Europe]
Builders in the UK are being urged to join the government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme aimed at boosting construction of new homes and stimulate growth in the property market.Read full article: [UK housing minister urges more builders to join Help to Buy scheme]
 
Upturn in house building in the UK across the country
2013-10-23 12:33:34 [Europe]
House building in the UK is continuing to rebound with chartered surveyors across the country reporting growth, according to the latest construction market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [Upturn in house building in the UK across the country]
 
UK govt pledges to do more for self build sector
2013-10-16 14:56:58 [Europe]
New housing policies have added to a renewed confidence among property developers and buyers alike that is breathing new life into the UK residential market and self build is now set to take off as well, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK govt pledges to do more for self build sector]
 
England needs more new homes than previously estimated, new analysis suggests
2013-09-11 08:25:10 [Europe]
An analysis of Census information for England shows that over 240,000 new homes a year are needed as demand continues to significantly outstrip supplyRead full article: [England needs more new homes than previously estimated, new analysis suggests]
 
Building costs remain high in Europe, annual study finds
2013-08-27 16:42:30 [Global News]
Europe has five of the top 10 most expensive construction markets with Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, France and Belgium all featuring in the rankings compiled by global built asset consultancy EC Harris.
Read full article: [Building costs remain high in Europe, annual study finds]
 
£17 million announced for community self build in English regions
2013-08-05 12:53:36 [Europe]
Anyone planning new building projects in their community in England outside of London can now apply for a share of £17 million fund to get their ideas off the ground.Read full article: [£17 million announced for community self build in English regions]
 
UK construction sector finally on the way to recovery says RICS
2013-07-25 08:31:18 [Europe]
The UK construction sector finally seems to be turning a corner with new projects beginning to rise in almost every part of the country, according to the market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [UK construction sector finally on the way to recovery says RICS]
 
UK property market recovery results in creation of jobs for young people
2013-07-17 08:32:16 [Europe]
Property prices are rising, lenders are approving more mortgages and now one of the UK’s leading home builders is creating 225 new jobs.Read full article: [UK property market recovery results in creation of jobs for young people]
 
Outlook for architect and wider UK construction industry improving
2013-07-10 15:38:34 [Europe]
The outlook for architects in the UK has improved slightly with the latest future trends survey from the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) showing that workload indicators are in positive territory.Read full article: [Outlook for architect and wider UK construction industry improving]
 
Residential building increased strongly in New Zealand in first three months of year
2013-06-21 10:05:33 [Australasia]
Residential building activity across New Zealand increased by 12% in the first quarter of 2013, the highest increase in 10 years, according to data from Statistics New Zealand.Read full article: [Residential building increased strongly in New Zealand in first three months of year]
 
Confidence in the UK construction sector at its highest since end of 2007
2013-04-25 09:49:23 [Europe]

More professionals in the construction sector in the UK saw workloads rise than at any time since the end of 2007, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Read full article: [Confidence in the UK construction sector at its highest since end of 2007]
 
UK govt to make self build homes exempt from infrastructure levy
2013-04-16 08:14:42 [Europe]

Proposed changes in the UK could save self builders thousands of pounds by ensuring they are exempt from paying a levy charge that must be paid for all new buildings over a certain size.
Read full article: [UK govt to make self build homes exempt from infrastructure levy]
 
Steady rise in number of new homes being built in New Zealand
2013-03-19 11:38:22 [Australasia]

The number of new homes being built in New Zealand is increasing, up 50% since March 2011, the latest official figures show.
Read full article: [Steady rise in number of new homes being built in New Zealand]
 
New quality assurance scheme for new homes in the UK to be launched
2013-03-19 10:00:29 [Europe]

A scheme is being launched in the UK to provide builders and developers of new homes a new way of measuring their durability and quality.
Read full article: [New quality assurance scheme for new homes in the UK to be launched]
 
Britain needs more energy efficient homes, builders tell the govt
2013-02-27 11:01:34 [Europe]

The upcoming Budget must include measures to make Britain’s homes more energy efficient, boosting the construction industry and helping householders protect themselves against rising fuel bills, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Read full article: [Britain needs more energy efficient homes, builders tell the govt]
 
Owners along new UK rail link advised to take advice over sale and compensation
2013-01-29 12:38:06 [Europe]

Property and land owners along the proposed route for Phase 2 of the new high speed rail route which will link Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester are being advised to take steps now to find out how they will be affected.
Read full article: [Owners along new UK rail link advised to take advice over sale and compensation]
 
Builders call for UK govt to boost home construction industry
2013-01-28 14:54:30 [Europe]

Ministers must find more ways to stimulate construction to boost economic growth and tackle the housing crisis in the UK, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Read full article: [Builders call for UK govt to boost home construction industry]
 
International sales agents appointed for iconic Battersea Power Station development
2013-01-11 14:20:46 [Europe]

Jones Lang LaSalle’s residential team has been appointed as international sales agent for the new multi million pound development at Battersea Power Station, one of the most iconic sites in London.
Read full article: [International sales agents appointed for iconic Battersea Power Station development]
 
Outlook for the UK construction sector more positive, says RICS survey
2013-01-10 09:12:33 [Europe]

The UK construction market is expected to turn a corner this year, albeit only in first gear, with chartered surveyors predicting output to increase in 2013.
Read full article: [Outlook for the UK construction sector more positive, says RICS survey]
 
House building levels in the UK down by 4%, new figures show
2012-09-28 09:22:21 [Europe]

House building levels are continuing to fall in the UK and are 4% below this time last year, according to the latest figures published today (Friday 28 September) by the National House Building Council.
Read full article: [House building levels in the UK down by 4%, new figures show]
 
Home building industry in Australia suffering from persistent and widespread weakness, says new repo
2012-07-27 10:46:34 [Australasia]

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]
 
UK housing starts down 15% compared with a year ago, data shows
2012-05-22 08:36:38 [Europe]

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]
 
Land deal for Paramount theme park in Spain signed
2012-03-08 16:21:34 [Europe]

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]
 
Asking prices of new homes in the UK rise
2012-02-13 10:43:47 [Europe]

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]
 
Lack of clarity in the UK over reducing carbon in the building industry says report
2012-02-13 09:00:27 [Europe]

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]
 
UK developer calls for more apprenticeship opportunities
2012-02-09 09:00:59 [Europe]

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 announces new deal on new build properties
2012-01-26 15:41:38 [Europe]

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]
 
2012 RICS Awards entry deadline extended
2012-01-25 13:37:16 [Company News]

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]
 
Panel house launched in India by RICS
2011-12-14 10:03:38 [Asia]

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.

Read full article: [Panel house launched in India by RICS]
 
UK construction industry flat as economic uncertainty bites
2011-11-23 10:58:46 [Europe]

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]
 
One in three people would build their own house, research shows
2011-07-27 09:44:26 [Europe]

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]
 
Planning legislation threatens world class business status of London’s Square Mile
2011-06-16 10:02:28 [Europe]

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.

Read full article: [Planning legislation threatens world class business status of London’s Square Mile]
 
New earthquakes in Christchurch will set back real estate market
2011-06-14 10:58:23 [Australasia]

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]
 
UK govt to sell land for new homes
2011-06-09 08:47:21 [Europe]

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]
 
Properties in New Zealand bigger
2011-05-27 10:03:51 [Australasia]

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]
 
Private sector activity boosts UK property construction sector
2011-05-24 07:44:52 [Europe]

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 focus on sites with planning already in place, according to consultants
2011-05-23 09:20:32 [Europe]

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]
 
UK property industry calls for commitment on energy savings in buildings
2011-05-11 08:25:11 [Europe]

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 expected to be a major issue for UK house builders, survey shows
2011-05-04 07:08:12 [Europe]

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]
 
Shortage of good development land in UK, especially central London, index shows
2011-05-03 16:54:41 [Europe]

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]
 
Australia heading for housing crisis as new sales fall
2011-04-07 10:16:23 [Australasia]

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.

Read full article: [Australia heading for housing crisis as new sales fall]
 



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