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Paper clips rural concerns

Dec. 1, 2000

Will Howie looks at the government's idea of building on agricultural land to solve the rural housing crisis and finds conflicting views on the attractivenes...

Building in the wake of the floods

Dec. 1, 2000

Housebuilders took some of the flak following the recent flooding, and they're not best pleased about it. Ben Roskrow looks at what the industry is doing to ...

Design award deadline draws near

Dec. 1, 2000

With PPG3, can you afford not to enter the Housing Design Awards for 2001?

Death figures spark safety summit

Dec. 1, 2000

A construction safety summit has been set up for next February following the publication of "shocking" figures on fatalities for the industry. Representative...

Smart ambition

Dec. 1, 2000

Four out of ten Britons could see themselves living in a "smart home" according to new research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Expectations high for market in 2001

Dec. 1, 2000

Most housebuilders expect higher new home sales next year according to the latest HBF survey, with 58% expecting an increase and only 10% expecting a reducti...

White paper caution

Dec. 1, 2000

Housebuilders have cautiously welcomed the urban white paper and the chancellor's pre-Budget report, both of which were announced last month.

Industry blasts flooding jibes

Dec. 1, 2000

Housebuilders have refuted claims that they have added to the UK's flooding risk by inappropriate development and have called on local authorities to be more...

HouseBuilder scoops top award

Dec. 1, 2000

HouseBuilder writer John Stewart has won the prestigious residential trade journalist of the year award sponsored by Halifax and Laing. His victory completes...

Comment from the editor

Dec. 1, 2000

Tax breaks are a start Despite the disappointment expressed by Lord Rogers, it seems to me that the measures outlined in the urban white paper and pre-Budget...