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New Homes Marketing Board

Nov. 1, 2000

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the New Homes Marketing Board will be held at 1.00pm on 8 December 2000 at Construction House, 56-6...

Figures down

Nov. 1, 2000

Site visitors and net reservations in September were well down on a year ago according to the latest figures from the HBF survey. The rate of decline in rese...

Miller bags Birch in spate of buy-out

Nov. 1, 2000

The Miller Group has led the way in a month of industry restructuring which has seen more takeovers and a management buy out.

Raynsford to act on abuse of PPG3

Nov. 1, 2000

Housing minister Nick Raynsford has promised to act to stop local authorities abusing PPG3 to delay or reject planning applications - but at the same announc...

HBF chief heads off to pastures new

Nov. 1, 2000

Dr Stuart Hill, chief executive of the House Builders Federation, has announced he will be leaving to take up a new position with AEA Technology. During his ...

Comment from the editor

Nov. 1, 2000

Prizes for some - but not for all When it became apparent that the long-awaited industry league tables would not be league tables at all, but a star rating s...

Cashing in on the grey pound

Oct. 1, 2000

Jeremy Gates reports on how the assisted living formula inspired an innovative retirement housing project in the heart of East Anglia - Chilton Court, Stowma...

A rights palaver

Oct. 1, 2000

The Human Rights Act comes into effect this month and the right to a fair hearing is set to further complicate the planning process and the application of co...

Knowing your customers

Oct. 1, 2000

Continuing our focus on customer care, market researcher and advertising specialist Tim Mills argues that we can not serve our customers until we know what m...

Adjudication - are you exempt?

Oct. 1, 2000

Are housebuilders exempt from Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act? James Bessey, partner specialising in construction dispute res...