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News related to new homes

House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS
2014-04-24 08:45:08 [Europe]
The UK private housing sector is driving a construction industry revival, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery, according to the latest Construction Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS]
 
New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show
2014-04-21 17:11:24 [Australasia]
New home starts in Australia increased by 8.2% in Australia in the final quarter of 2013, the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.Read full article: [New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show]
 
Rising rents and lack of affordable housing could force people out of Dubai, experts warn
2014-04-21 09:30:44 [Middle East]
Rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in Dubai is starting to cause some concerns according to real estate experts in the emirate.Read full article: [Rising rents and lack of affordable housing could force people out of Dubai, experts warn]
 
Govt help announced for locally planned garden cities in the UK
2014-04-15 11:20:25 [Europe]
A new prospectus which will help communities work up proposals for ambitious new developments, which are locally led, include at least 15,000 homes and have the backing of existing residents, has been unveiled.Read full article: [Govt help announced for locally planned garden cities in the UK]
 
New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia
2014-04-14 14:23:32 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals remained close to record levels during February despite falling slightly, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).Read full article: [New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia]
 
Mayor proposes creation of a London Housing Bank to fund thousands of new homes
2014-04-10 08:58:08 [Europe]
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched proposals for a new investment scheme designed to accelerate house building and help deliver thousands more low cost homes for people in the city.Read full article: [Mayor proposes creation of a London Housing Bank to fund thousands of new homes]
 
Battersea power station phase three launched
2014-04-07 15:22:43 [Europe]
Plans for Phase Three of the iconic Battersea Power Station development in London, which included a new pedestrianised shopping street, have been unveiled.Read full article: [Battersea power station phase three launched]
 
Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia
2014-04-02 10:17:51 [Australasia]
Detached properties in Australia drove a strong result for new home sales in February, up 6.9%, according to the latest data from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia]
 
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]
 
England now needs 260,000 new homes a year, conference is told
2014-03-25 13:38:07 [Europe]
In the 10 years since a major housing review report warned that at least 210,000 new homes a year needed to be built in England, an average of just 115,000 have actually been built.Read full article: [England now needs 260,000 new homes a year, conference is told]
 
New development body to be created to oversee thousands of new homes in West London
2014-03-19 09:12:13 [Europe]
Ambitious plans to transform one of the most deprived parts of London into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 new homes have moved a step closer, it has been announced. Read full article: [New development body to be created to oversee thousands of new homes in West London]
 
Help to Buy for new homes in UK to be extended to 2020
2014-03-17 11:05:17 [Europe]
The UK government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme phase one is to be extended until the end of the decade, it has been announced.Read full article: [Help to Buy for new homes in UK to be extended to 2020]
 
Mayor calls for institutional investors for build to rent schemes in London
2014-03-14 12:27:57 [Europe]
Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies are being sought to get involved in building thousands of new homes to rent in London.Read full article: [Mayor calls for institutional investors for build to rent schemes in London]
 
London Mayor ask developers to pledge to sell new homes to Londoners first
2014-03-12 13:36:43 [Europe]
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants new homes in London to be offered for sale to Londoners first and is asking  developers to join him in a new deal or concordat.
Read full article: [London Mayor ask developers to pledge to sell new homes to Londoners first]
 
New dwelling consents in New Zealand at highest level since 2007
2014-03-11 15:24:17 [Australasia]
New dwelling consents in New Zealand has continued to rise and is now at its highest level since September 2007, according to data from Statistics New Zealand.Read full article: [New dwelling consents in New Zealand at highest level since 2007]
 
Approvals for new homes in Australia jump 6.8% to reach record level
2014-03-07 16:56:18 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia reached record levels in January 2014, up 6.8% in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. Read full article: [Approvals for new homes in Australia jump 6.8% to reach record level]
 
Shortlist for round two of Build to Rent building fund in England announced
2014-03-06 12:38:07 [Europe]
Tenants in the UK are to get a greater choice of newly built homes to rent under plans announced by Housing Minister Kris Hopkins.Read full article: [Shortlist for round two of Build to Rent building fund in England announced]
 
Work starts on flagship brown field London site to create over 400 new homes
2014-03-05 09:49:37 [Europe]
Building work is under way at a new £78.4 million property development in London which is part of the city’s major housing programme and one of the largest regeneration projects in the east of the city.Read full article: [Work starts on flagship brown field London site to create over 400 new homes]
 
Planning permission for new homes in England up almost 20%
2014-03-05 09:04:17 [Europe]
Planning permission for new homes in England increased by 19% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the previous three months, according to the latest report from the Home Builders Federation.Read full article: [Planning permission for new homes in England up almost 20%]
 
New home sales rise again in Australia following decline at end of last year
2014-03-04 14:32:09 [Australasia]
The first month of 2014 was a positive one for new homes sales in Australia with an increase of 0.5% following a small decline in December 2013, the latest data shows.
Read full article: [New home sales rise again in Australia following decline at end of last year]
 
Residential building in Australia fell back in December, latest data shows
2014-02-27 18:16:36 [Australasia]
The recovery in residential construction activity in Australia took a backwards step in the December quarter of 2013, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [Residential building in Australia fell back in December, latest data shows]
 
New study outlines bold vision for New Towns in the UK
2014-02-27 09:45:16 [Europe]
The UK needs well planned, large scale developments rather than a few houses being built here and there with the obvious solution being the creations of a new generation of garden cities, it is claimed.Read full article: [New study outlines bold vision for New Towns in the UK]
 
Infrastructure levy abolished for individuals building their own home
2014-02-26 10:11:25 [Europe]
Self builders in the UK are now exempt from paying an infrastructure levy which until now was placed on most new buildings over a certain size.Read full article: [Infrastructure levy abolished for individuals building their own home]
 
Developer adds Lego themed bedrooms for children to its family homes
2014-02-24 15:24:14 [Europe]
Decorating a child’s bedroom can be a headache at any time, especially when you are moving into a new home and developers do not always think in a child friendly way. But now one is offering a dream bedroom for youngsters based on the world famous Lego bricks.
Read full article: [Developer adds Lego themed bedrooms for children to its family homes]
 
UK govt sells enough land for 68,000 homes, minister announces
2014-02-24 09:01:16 [Europe]
Government departments in the UK have sold enough brown field land to build 68,000 homes, the same number as in the whole of the town of Blackpool, it has been announced.Read full article: [UK govt sells enough land for 68,000 homes, minister announces]
 
New home building in UK up 23% last year, latest figures show
2014-02-20 13:03:10 [Europe]
New home building in the UK increased by 23% last year with some 122,590 residential properties being constructed, the highest figure since 2007, official figures reveal.Read full article: [New home building in UK up 23% last year, latest figures show]
 
Plots of land for self build proving popular in Turkey
2014-02-03 10:55:22 [Europe]
Affordable plots in picturesque locations and with access to improving infrastructure are encouraging an increasing number of British people to create their dream home in Turkey, it is claimed.Read full article: [Plots of land for self build proving popular in Turkey]
 
New building consents in New Zealand reach highest level since 2007
2014-01-31 17:07:58 [Australasia]
The annual number of new building consents in New Zealand increased by 26% in 2013 compared to the previous year, taking construction to its highest level since 2007.Read full article: [New building consents in New Zealand reach highest level since 2007]
 
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]
 
Work begins on new eco town in the UK
2014-01-29 12:37:21 [Europe]
Construction of what is described as the UK’s first eco town in Oxfordshire is underway with the first owners expected to move into the development in the spring of 2015.
Read full article: [Work begins on new eco town in the UK]
 
First nine months of UK’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme hailed as success
2014-01-28 17:43:16 [Europe]
The Help to Buy equity loan scheme in the UK has created 46 new home owners every day since its launch nine months ago.Read full article: [First nine months of UK’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme hailed as success]
 
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]
 
UK govt announces new affordable homes programme
2014-01-27 14:52:52 [Europe]
A programme to build up to 165,000 new affordable homes over three years is an essential part of the UK government’s long term economic plan, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins announced today (Monday 27 January).Read full article: [UK govt announces new affordable homes programme]
 
Home building in Australia reaches strongest level since 2004
2014-01-24 16:47:10 [Australasia]
Home building in Australia is recovering with the states of Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland leading the revival, according to the latest quarterly data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Home building in Australia reaches strongest level since 2004]
 
London mayor announces additions to plans for new home building in the city
2014-01-16 11:44:01 [Europe]
Plans to deliver tens of thousands of new homes in London through the creation of new opportunity areas have been announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.Read full article: [London mayor announces additions to plans for new home building in the city]
 
Call for more small builders to be given the chance to build new homes in the UK
2014-01-13 14:11:14 [Europe]
An ‘army’ of small building firms are needed to deliver the huge number of new homes that need to be built every year in the UK to address the nation’s housing crisis, it is claimed.Read full article: [Call for more small builders to be given the chance to build new homes in the UK]
 
Residential building in Australia eases back but detached homes at highest for three years
2014-01-09 13:27:15 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia eased back during November 2013 but the recovery in activity remains strong, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [Residential building in Australia eases back but detached homes at highest for three years]
 
New home building up in the UK, latest figures show
2014-01-03 15:08:34 [Europe]

The number of new homes being registered in the UK continues to show significant improvement on 2012 figures with a 30% increase for the rolling quarter September to November compared to the same period last year.

Read full article: [New home building up in the UK, latest figures show]
 
London developers pledge to market new builds in the UK at same time as abroad
2013-12-27 11:02:39 [Europe]

Leading developers working in London have announced a new voluntary commitment to ensure UK buyers have every possible opportunity to buy new build homes in the capital.

Read full article: [London developers pledge to market new builds in the UK at same time as abroad]
 
Earthquake rebuild in Canterbury boosts building activity in New Zealand
2013-12-11 10:11:19 [Australasia]
Residential building activity grew strongly in New Zealand in the September 2013 quarter, particularly in Canterbury, according to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand.
Read full article: [Earthquake rebuild in Canterbury boosts building activity in New Zealand]
 
New home building in Australia set for a steady recovery says HIA forecast
2013-12-09 13:21:00 [Australasia]
New home construction in Australia is set to hold steady in 2014 before slowly recovering in 2016/2017, according to the latest housing and renovations forecast from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [New home building in Australia set for a steady recovery says HIA forecast]
 
New measures to speed up delivery of new homes in the UK announced
2013-12-05 14:20:36 [Europe]
New measures will speed up the delivery of new homes in the UK by cutting down unnecessary planning processes and providing more certainty about where sensible development should take place.
Read full article: [New measures to speed up delivery of new homes in the UK announced]
 
London Mayor sets out vision to build 42,000 homes a year for 20 years
2013-12-02 16:52:59 [Europe]
London needs to see a level of house building unseen in the city since the 1930s to meet the needs of its expanding population but thought needs to be put into where, according to the mayor Boris Johnson.Read full article: [London Mayor sets out vision to build 42,000 homes a year for 20 years]
 
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]
 
Australian residential building recovery stalled in the third quarter of 2013
2013-11-27 14:09:41 [Australasia]
The recovery in the residential building sector in Australia failed to advance in the third quarter of 2013, according to preliminary figures published by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Read full article: [Australian residential building recovery stalled in the third quarter of 2013]
 
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]
 
Outlook for new home building in Australia positive for 2014
2013-11-14 12:18:08 [Australasia]
New house building in Australia is expected to continue growing in 2014 but it will be concentrated in large states like New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, according to the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Outlook for new home building in Australia positive for 2014]
 
London needs 50,000 new homes a year, says research report
2013-11-11 16:18:46 [Europe]
London needs 50,000 new homes a year, the equivalent of 18 new Olympic Villages and roughly double the current building rate, to address its growing housing crisis, according to a new report.Read full article: [London needs 50,000 new homes a year, says research report]
 
Property building approvals in Australia hit highest level in three years
2013-11-07 17:23:07 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia have hit their highest level since early 2010 and new construction needs to grow in order to make up for the shortfall in building over the last decade, it is claimed.Read full article: [Property building approvals in Australia hit highest level in three years]
 
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]
 



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