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Part L set for delay

Oct. 1, 2000

Radical changes to Part L of the building regulations may be delayed because the government now plans to co-ordinate them with proposed amendments to sound i...

Sharp downturn

Oct. 1, 2000

The downturn in housing demand has been earlier and sharper than forecasters expected - transactions and mortgage approvals in August are down 10% on a year...

EU blow to Gap funding

Oct. 1, 2000

Britain's hopes of renewing its decaying inner cities and preserving its countryside has been dealt what housebuilders describe as "a crushing blow" by the EU.

Frame's debut

Oct. 1, 2000

Beazer Partnerships has started work (left) on the first homes in the country to be built using its Tee-U-Tec timber frame system.

Wilcon report

Oct. 1, 2000

Wilcon Homes has published an environmental report about its activities.

Raynsford challenges housebuilders

Oct. 1, 2000

Planning minister Nick Raynsford has again challenged planning authorities and housebuilders to "design places for people" and to think imaginatively about d...

McAlpine chief joins board of NHBC

Oct. 1, 2000

Graeme McCallum, md of Alfred McAlpine Homes, has been appointed a board director of the NHBC and chairman of its standards committee. He replaces Ward chief...