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Housebuilding in England increases by two percent

Housebuilding in England
Housebuilding in England has hit its highest level: The number of homes added in the UK increased by 2 per cent to 222,190 in 2017-18

Housebuilding in England – Included in these figures is 195,290 new homes (the highest figure for ten years.) with the remainder coming from converting houses into flats and changing commericial or industrial buildings into domestic premises.

Despite falling short of the Government’s target of 300,000 it has still be praised by Ministers and Businesses amid Brexit deal woes over the last week.

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, said:

‘These figures are great news. But we are determined to do more to keep us on track to deliver the homes communities need. 

‘That’s why we have set out an ambitious package of measures to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. 

‘This includes an investment of more than £44billion, rewriting the planning rules and scrapping the borrowing cap so councils can deliver a new generation of council housing.’

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said:

‘It’s good to see that the number of homes has risen again. To end the crisis, it’s crucial this continues and that as many as possible are social homes.’

Stewart Baseley, at the Home Builders Federation, added:

‘Builders have continued to invest and increase output. The Government needs to continue to work with all parts of the sector if we are to hit the 300,000 target.’

However, the increase is slowing. While it rose by 2 per cent last year, it was up 15 per cent in 2016/17 and 11 per cent the previous year.

 

References

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-6393103/Housing-crisis-set-continue-developers-slow-housebuilding-ahead-Brexit.html

https://www.building.co.uk/communities/housing-statistics-its-no-good-in-blaming-the-builders/5096682.article

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Barclays and UK government plan £1bn housing fund

Barclays has teamed up with Homes England to offer smaller house builders’ access to a £1bn pot of loan finance to tackle England’s housing shortage.

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Competitively-priced loans ranging from £5m to a maximum ceiling of potentially £100m, will be on offer to house builders with the necessary experience and track records.

They will be made available to existing and new customers and are designed to cover up to 80 % of costs or 70% of the value of the project.

Under the new arrangement, Barclays is putting up £875m, while Homes England will release £125m. Read more ›

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Ask a Self-Build Zone Expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show this month!

 Self-Build Zone, are exhibiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating show, hosted at London ExCEL from the 21st-23rd of September! Additionally, they are excited to announce that they will be hosting an ‘Ask Our Experts’ over the 3 show days for those wanting more in-depth information from industry specialists. 

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The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the biggest homebuilding and renovating event in the UK. If you are a self-builder, renovator, tradesman or an inspiration seeker, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must.

We often find that many of our visitors at exhibitions are interested in ‘One-on-One’ conversations with our team & we are very excited to announce that we can now offer this at the London show.

As well as the Self-Build Zone insurance and technical experts being available in the Homebuilding and Renovating ‘Advice Centre’…Self-Build Zone are offering you the chance to book your own ‘Ask the Expert’ appointment and have a ‘One on One’ conversation on our Stand 135. Read more ›

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Self-Build Zone are exhibiting at #HBRShow18 in London

We are excited to announce that we will once again be taking part in the Homebuilding & Renovating shows in 2018. Our next stop is at London ExCEL from the 21st-23rd of September.

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 The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the biggest homebuilding and renovating event in the UK. The #HBRshow18 visits multiple locations across the UK ever year.

If you are a self-builder, renovator, tradesman or an inspiration seeker, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must.

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show offers a wide range of free talks including topics on self-build, renovating, innovative products, extensions, conversions and DIY projects. Read more ›

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Self-Build Zone & Build-Zone, to exhibit at Build It Live in Bicester

Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone will be exhibiting at Build It Live Bicester. The show will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 at Bicester Heritage Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof.

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Build It Live Bicester is packed full of practical information and tips that will educate and inspire you. Here is a taster of what you can expect from the show:

  • Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.
  • Build It Live features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.
  • Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. Make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultation with some of the most experienced names in the self-build and renovation industry.
  • See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork to underfloor heating. Click here to see who is contributing to this year’s Naked House.
  • Make sure you visit Build It Live’s new Land Zone to discover the various routes to finding the right plot for your build. The Land Zone will offer valuable tips for finding land including a gallery of available plots plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK.
  • FREE taster sessions from the Self-Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders. View the timetable here.

Read more ›

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