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Expulsion order

March 1, 2001

NHBC has expelled Huddersfield builder Brosgill (Construction) from its register for disciplinary reasons. The firm did not build to NHBC standards, lacked c...

Home owners satisfied says report

March 1, 2001

More than 70% of new home owners say they would buy another property from their builder, according to a survey of 10,000 new home owners. The research was ca...

PPG3 - not an excuse warns Raynsford

March 1, 2001

Planning minister Nick Raynsford has warned local authorities not to use PPG 3 as a reason to abandon development plans.

Design Awards

March 1, 2001

A record number of entries have been received for the Britannia National HomeBuilder Design Awards. Judging has been completed and winners will be revealed a...

Brownfield target

March 1, 2001

In 1998 57% of all new dwellings, including conversions, in England were built on brownfield land according to new government statistics. The government has ...

New chiefs for merged firms

March 1, 2001

With shareholders having voted overwhelmingly in favour of Taylor Woodrow's £535 million bid for Bryant, the firm has announced the management structure for ...

Rate and tax cuts combine to boost market

March 1, 2001

A combination of factors - including the mortgage war and potential tax cuts - have given the housing market a favourable outlook. Interest rates are falling...

Push for builders to fund flood defences and drains

March 1, 2001

Builders must fund the provision and maintenance of flood defences and sustainable drainage measures under new draft planning guidance published by the gover...

Part M prompts major changes

March 1, 2001

Three quarters of all housebuilders' standard house types have been redesigned in the light of changes to Building Regulations on disabled access. One in six...

Tied up in a red tape tangle

March 1, 2001

Housebuilders have legitimate concerns about the effect on their business of ongoing changes to the Building Regulations. Although the industry accepts that ...