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CIEH Urges Government to Accept New CHLG Committee Report

Responding to the publication of the new report from the Communities, Housing and Local Government Select Committee into the private rented sector, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has welcomed the findings and urged the Government to take up... View Article

CALA Homes given go ahead for Cults Development

CALA Homes (North) has received approval from Aberdeen City Council for a residential development off Craigton Road in Cults. The collection of 19 homes will also allow the completion of the new Friarsfield link road, a key piece of infrastructure for... View Article

Labour announces green paper: “Housing for the Many”

Labour has today launched a green paper entitled  ‘Housing for the Many” setting out their proposals for the UK Housing market. The green paper is a high level consultation document, which is heavy on policy announcements and somewhat lighter on... View Article

Is it too dangerous to be a DIY landlord?

The Buy to Let property boom over the past decade has seen a flood of new landlords enter the market. But with over 145 individual laws and more than 400 regulations to follow, it’s surprisingly easy for even the most... View Article

Sighthill regeneration takes leap forward

Glasgow City Council has signed an agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to deliver more than 800 new homes at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) in the city. Keepmoat will work with independent consultancy LDA Design... View Article

Esh Group recognised by Her Majesty the Queen

Construction leader Esh Group has been recognised by the Queen for its outstanding work in supporting communities. Esh staff celebrated The Queen’s Award for Enterprise after chief executive Andy Radcliffe told them of the prestigious win, with the announcement coinciding... View Article

Positive outlook for Buy-To-Let Britain

The past two years have been rife with changes in the buy-to-let market, despite the challenges the industry has faced, a new report from Aldermore, the specialist bank, reveals private landlords are feeling positive about the future of the market,... View Article

Government Must Prioritise Improving Dangerous Housing

Following the news that, due to rogue landlords, around three quarters of a million people are living in unsafe or unsanitary shared homes, the Chartered Institute of Environmental health (CIEH) has called on the Government to urgently improve dangerous housing... View Article

Material prices continue to rocket, says FMB

More than half of small building firms say that rising material prices are squeezing their margins and the same percentage have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders... View Article

Brick numbers increasing daily

The latest figures produced by the Office for National Statistics reveal that brick production figures continue to rise. The most recent figures are for February, which show a 6% rise on February 2017.  The rolling quarterly figures are even more... View Article

Hotel La Tour receives planning permission in Milton Keynes

Plans to bring a four-star luxury, boutique hotel to Milton Keynes have been given the go ahead following successful planning permission and the next phase of design plans are now underway. The 250-bed hotel, located on Marlborough Gate, will include conference... View Article

Blog: The art of colour specification

Colour can have a significant influence – not only on the aesthetic of a building but also on the wellbeing of its occupants. Here, Paul Fleming, Marketing Manager – Contractor Specifier at Dulux Trade discusses the latest trends and tools... View Article
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