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Sectors - Home Building  

Five things we can learn from Ron Swanson about home repair

Something a little light-hearted for the weekend, as the Parks and Recreation Director offers his wisdom to getting a job done

New Zealand's construction boom and the demand for global talent

The country's economy is growing strongly, and construction must respond to demand for housing and ensure they have the skilled workforce in place to do so

Housing shortages could cost London £85 billion by 2025

The report from Get Living London estimates that lack of housing for the capital's core group of renters could result in a huge cumulative cost to the city's economy in the next decade

Housing shortage could cost London £85 billion by 2025

The report from Get Living London estimates that lack of housing for the capital's core group of renters could result in a huge cumulative cost to the city's economy in the next decade

Nakheel awards three contracts in Dubai worth AED563 million

Ginco and United Engineering win housing projects while Metac will build a new Community Retail Centre at International City

New 15,000-home garden city announced for Ebbsfleet

UK Chancellor George Osborne has outlined plans for Britain's first garden city in almost 100 years, to be built in the Kent town to take advantage of land and transport opportunities

London Square to create residential square in Teddington

The developer has planning permission to build a £30 million, 0.9 acre traditional square in south-west London

Arabtec wins $40bn Egyptian housing contract

The contractor will build one million new houses for low and middle-income individuals across 13 sites in the country, as Egypt bids to ease its housing worries amidst political turmoil

Rebuilding to withstand extreme weather

The year 2014 has seen the elements causing trouble around the world, from the US polar vortex to the Australian heatwave, but the unfortunate damage from such adverse conditions can be a chance to rebuild stronger and greener

Nottingham council homes get go-ahead

Plans for 31 brand new council homes were approved this week by Nottingham City Council's Planning Committee, with demolition of existing flats by Total Reclaims beginning in June

House building accounts for a third of UK construction

Figures from Barbour ABI's Economic & Construction Market Review, highlight sustained growth in the residential construction sector, which continues to be boosted by initiatives such as the Government's Help to Buy scheme

Galliford Try wins £41m London residential contract

The construction group will develop the Westfield House site in Earlsfield, South West London, producing 193 homes

Tiong Seng Contractors wins $157.5m Singapore residential contract

The contractor will deliver The Panorama condominium, including the design and build of two 20-storey towers and four 17-storey towers, totaling 698 residential units at Ang Mo Kio Avenue

Milwaukee's LEED projects at housing innovation forefront

Notable projects in the city include the world's first Stage 3 Silver LEED certified neighbourhood

UK construction PMI hits 6.5 year high

The Markit/CIPS construction PMI rose to 64.6 in January, driven by the fastest expansion of housing activity in 10 years and of commercial and civil engineering works in six and a half years

Housing will add 182,000 UK construction jobs

New research by the Construction Industry Training Board shows that demand for 245,000 new homes across Britain and infrastructure investment will create nearly 200,000 jobs in the sector over the next five years

Purchasing, renovating and turning a profit on an old property

Renovation is a challenging experience, but if the right steps are taken it can be an extremely rewarding one

PM welcomes new property portal

Property Mutual, based in Witney, was founded to provide competition in the market, and already hosts more than 500,000 listings from over 5,000 estate and letting agent feeds

New company, The Zero Carbon Solution, launched

Caplin Homes and Newform Energy have joined forces to launch a new limited company offering an affordable solar energy system

Willmott Dixon's green building world-first

The UK-based company has delivered the first major construction project in the world to achieve PEFC Project Certification

Protecting summer locales from hurricane damage

Summer locales on the east and gulf coasts of the US are excellent places for relocation, but it is crucial to protect the buildings from the effects of natural disasters

Shutters for security and decoration

A look at the different types of shutters used in homes including plantation shutters, cafe type window shutters, hurricane shutters and many more

Constructing a bright future for women in the industry

With the help of Industry Women Central and employers waking up to the benefits of gender diversity, Australian women are finally being offered the advice and support needed to achieve a fulfilling career in construction

The solar solution to zero carbon

Caplin Homes' zero-carbon solar house is demonstrating that the ambitious government energy efficiency targets are both practical and affordable

Five residential markets set for a 2014 boom

Adam Groff takes a look at the US residential markets that should enjoy a boom this year

US home building reaches five-year high

New home starts are at their highest rate since the earliest days of the recession, with permits for future construction also remaining positive

HLG awarded Dubai Residential Towers project

Habtoor Leighton Group won the contract from the Al Habtoor Group for the construction of the $395 million Residential Towers project at the Al Habtoor City Development

McCarthy & Stone begins £1.5bn investment plan

The leading retirement home builder has completed the acquisition of 19 land deals in three months

PegasusLife bets on recovery with retirement housing vision

PegasusLife unveils retirement housing vision

Surge in builders reviewing customer feedback

National House Building Council satisfaction reports on the rise as the industry attempts to drive up standards

New Orleans still rebuilding eight years after Katrina

Amy Morin examines the issues that have hampered residential rebuilding in the wake of the natural disaster in 2005

Southern California residential building on the rise

The residential market is enjoying all the signs of a good recovery, with stalled projects restarted and permits increasing

The UK's first zero-carbon 'solar house'

Caplin Homes have completed work on a home which collects enough solar energy to fuel the property all year round, exceeding government's 2016 zero-carbon target

New York's residential building market

The USA's most populous city's home-building sector is bouncing back from the lows of the recession, with spending increasing and permits issued also on the rise

Lessons learned from the Colorado floods

While the unpredictable nature of the weather makes it nigh-on impossible to be 100 percent prepared for flood damage, taking the appropriate steps in advance can minimise its effects and ensure a faster rebuilding process

Timber frame provides brick-shortage solution

As delays and shortages in brick supplies across the UK continue, timber frame could be the answer to helping developers get homes built to meet demand, with shorter lead times and enhanced speed of build, according to Stewart Milne Timber Systems

Bouygues wins €100m Singapore deal

Joint venture with CapitaLand Singapore Limited and Mitsubishi Estate Asia includes construction of two towers of apartments and a multi-storey car park

Residential construction trends

An economy on the mend should see negative industry trends reversed, and a boom in the residential market

Change afoot in the Las Vegas Housing Industry

The last in our series of housing-market case studies focuses on Las Vegas, with Adam Groff examining the coming opportunities and challenges for the US's most populous city

The Canadian residential construction market

We recently took a look at how the UK's commercial construction market was performing. Now we see how things are faring across the Atlantic, with a look at Canada's residential construction

Top five residential construction markets in Europe

Thomas Verdone runs down the five European markets set to boom in the residential sector, and finds that several eastern European countries have reason for optimism

Rydon wins £50m Camden estate rebuild

Demolition work will begin later this month to clear the way for a new £50m estate in Gospel Oak

New lease of life for sustainable homebuilding

Providing a unique service for housebuilders to help them build cost-effective, energy efficient homes, since launching in summer 2012 SIG360 has secured over £1m worth of contract. Andrew Orriss, Head of Business Development at SIG360, explains why the new service has seen such a positive response

Infrastructure orders fall as Britain experiences housing boost

The ONS has announced that shortcomings in new infrastructure contracts has been offset by an unexpected rise in new build housing tenures

London property deal nets £60 million for United House

London's property market continues to surge as United House bags yet another significant council refurbishment deal

New Home Registrations reach five year high

It's news that will come as an unexpected and welcome shock to many Britons; home building is on the up and continues to be so

New Home Registrations reach five year high

It's news that will come as an unexpected and welcome shock to many Britons; home building is on the up and continues to be so

New Home Registrations reach five year high

It's news that will come as an unexpected and welcome shock to many Britons; home building is on the up and continues to be so

New Home Registrations reach five year high

It's news that will come as an unexpected and welcome shock to many Britons; home building is on the up and continues to be so

New Home Registrations reach five year high

It's news that will come as an unexpected and welcome shock to many Britons; home building is on the up and continues to be so


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