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Housing planning permissions hit eight-year highSubscription
The number of planning permissions granted for housing in 2015 was the highest recorded since 2007, according to government figures.
The Glenigan Index for the three months to July fell by 1 per cent against a year earlier.
Stamp duty holiday boosts housing, says RICSSubscription
The final weeks of the stamp duty holiday boosted new housebuyer enquiries to their highest in two years, according to latest RICS research.
Housebuilders’ profit margins are expected to return to double digits next year, analysts said last week, providing hopes of improved trading for domestic service suppliers.
The number of new properties under construction rose by 26 per cent during the first quarter, figures have shown.
A call for estate agents to state the annual average energy costs for homes has been issued by the Energy Saving Trust (EST), allowing buyers to identify those that are expensive to heat.
The housebuilding industry needs to overhaul the way it works if it is to meet new energy efficiency standards from 2016, the Zero Carbon Hub has warned.
Energy giant E.on is holding talks with major housebuilders to deliver up to 20 large-scale carbon-compliant developments throughout the UK.
There are a number of factors affecting the future of private housing in the UK for the year ahead, says Glenigan.
Information obtained by H&V News suggests utilities companies are securing increasing levels of work in the retrofit sector.