Day: April 30, 2018

Help to Buy Buys More Than 150,000 Properties
Products & Materials

Help to Buy Buys More Than 150,000 Properties

The latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show that 158,883 properties have been purchased using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme. The total value of the loans was £8.27 billion and they were used to purchase new build properties …

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City with the Highest Growth in House Prices
Business, Legal & Financial

City with the Highest Growth in House Prices

Hometrack has announced that in the past 12 months house price inflation rose from 3.7% to 5.5%. The leader of this growth in prices is Edinburgh with 8.1% over the last years. Other cities that posted strong results include Nottingham with a year on year …

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The AJ Student Prize Open for Applicants
Planning & Design

The AJ Student Prize Open for Applicants

The AJ Student Prize, a free-to-enter prize aimed specifically at UK-based architecture schools, is now open for entries to all students on RIBA-accredited architecture courses. School are invited to submit the final-year projects of their two best students, one at undergraduate level and one at …

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Melville Homes Benefit from New Heating Systems
Management & Estate Services

Melville Homes Benefit from New Heating Systems

Tenants that are part of Melville Housing Association in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth will benefit from a major boost to their home heating following the fitting of eco-friendly air source heat pumps, which will replace the old, inefficient systems. Part of a £600,000 …

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Football-Themed Homeless Complex in Edinburgh
Builds & Development

Football-Themed Homeless Complex in Edinburgh

The proposal to build a football-themed self-management and personal development centre for people experiencing homelessness in Edinburgh has been unveiled. The Change Centre, which is the idea of Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke, could see 32 en-suite bedrooms, living facilities and a community hub …

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Homeowners Are Uncertain About Bathroom Refurbishment
Management & Estate Services

Homeowners Are Uncertain About Bathroom Refurbishment

DigitalBridge, the room visualisation tool company, has released the results of its latest survey, which questioned 1,100 consumers. The figures show that 71% of homeowners in the UK are suffering from ‘renovation uncertainty’ and have no idea where to start if put in the situation …

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Getting Planning Permission in England
Products & Materials

Getting Planning Permission in England

Applying for planning permission is a difficult and frustrating process. Thousands of applications are denied every year, resulting in numerous re-attempts. The main reason for declining an application is overlooking or the loss of privacy. However, 88% of planning permissions are still approved in England. …

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Affordable Homes Need More Funding
Business, Legal & Financial

Affordable Homes Need More Funding

In order to solve the housing crisis in the UK, funding for councils to build more affordable housing and restoring legal aid for housing advice are needed. The Labour Party has already put forward a number of policies related to these issues as part of …

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Doncaster Is a New Property Bargain Hotspot
Business, Legal & Financial

Doncaster Is a New Property Bargain Hotspot

Property website Zoopla has announced that Doncaster is one the UK’s property hot spots for bargains. Nearly a third of Britain’s homes for sale have had their original asking price reduced, with the average markdown standing at nearly £25,000. The firm also confirmed that 32% …

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Black Millwork Launches Bespoke Garage Doors Range
Management & Estate Services

Black Millwork Launches Bespoke Garage Doors Range

Black Millwork has announced a new range of versatile, bespoke garage doors, which will put the company in a unique position within the window and door industry as the only supplier that can provide bespoke entrance, back and garage doors. Homeowners benefit from more design …

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