UK architects remain optimistic about the future

The latest Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Future Trends Survey shows that most architects in the UK are confident that they will (more…)

UK construction sector continues to grow

An increase in house building across the UK has resulted in a rise in (more…)

Permission for new homes in England at highest level since 2008

The latest figures announced by Housing Pipeline show that planning permission for new homes in England is up 19% year on year.

In total, during the opening quarter of 2015, councils granted planning permission for (more…)

British architects ‘confident’ about next few months

Across the UK architecture sector, staffing levels are up and practices are confident about the future of the industry, according to a report.

Each quarter, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) surveys (more…)

Mixed results for construction industry in Q1

Analysis agency Glenigan’s latest report has revealed that planning approval for projects is up, but building starts are lower than during the first quarter of 2014.

The number of large developments that received detailed planning permission in the (more…)

Lib Dems unveil new idea to help homebuyers

On March 13, Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, announced plans to help more people in the UK to get on the property ladder.

Under the “rent-to-own homes” scheme, it (more…)

Strongest month for new housing registrations in three years recorded

The latest figures released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) showed that registrations for new housing are at their highest levels since June of 2011.

In October, 13,950 new builds were registered with the NHBC, which provides (more…)

Energy-efficient buildings not being run efficiently

A recent study by Washington State University (WSU) found that many owners of low-energy facilities are not getting the most from them.

The study showed that the occupants of buildings who had received (more…)

Confidence in the future is high amongst architects

The latest Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Future Trends survey showed that architects in the UK are optimistic about the future.

The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index grew from (more…)

Market for green-building materials to reach several billion by 2020

A report by Global Industry Analysts into the growing market for environmentally sustainable construction materials shows that in six years’ time demand will reach $529bn (£326.7bn).

Consumer concerns about the environment and (more…)

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