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....Perrins said about 200,000 workers are needed to build housing in London to address the shortage of new homes. Steve Turner, of the Home Builders Federation, said as many as 70% of workers on some construction sites in the capital hail from abroad, mainly from within the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Leaked immigration plans ‘catastrophic’ for industry, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:16:38 AM
....Perrins said about 200,000 workers are needed to build housing in London to address the shortage of new homes. Steve Turner, of the Home Builders Federation, said as many as 70% of workers on some construction sites in the capital hail from abroad, mainly from within the EU. ...
Frustrated homebuyers in a fight to the finish with Bovis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Industry experts have called for closer supervision, especially at bigger sites, and a change to work practices. A recent customer satisfaction survey from industry body the Home Builders Federation showed Bovis dropped down a notch from last year to a two-star rating, putting it at the bottom of the league table of 34 builders. ...
Foreign investors snapping up London homes suitable for first-time buyers image
....Homes owned by foreign buyers are more likely to be under-occupied, according to the research, although there was almost no evidence of units being left entirely empty. Stewart Baseley, the executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, which represents volume housebuilders, said: “The industry is keen to work with the mayor and build on the agreements already in place to ensure the new homes being built are available for Londoners. ...
MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 01:27:41 AM
....MPs said the government should do more for smaller builders who do not have the scale to bid for big projects. But the Home Builders Federation, which represents large and small businesses, said only big firms could spread the risks large-scale projects pose. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....Bovis Homes, one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, recently had to set aside £7m to repair poorly built new homes sold to customers, and its interim boss publicly apologised to customers. The Home Builders Federation, an industry body, and the National House Building Council (NHBC), the main warranty provider for new homes, carry out an annual customer satisfaction survey in which most companies score four or five stars. ...
New homes 'unaffordable for eight out of 10 locally' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:32 AM
....It added that its reforms would help build more well-designed and affordable homes, encourage smaller scale building and give local councils the powers they need to get homes in the places that people want to live. A spokesman for the Home Builders Federation said the only way to address the housing crisis was to increase supply over a sustained period. ...
Welcome to rabbit-hutch Britain, land of the ever-shrinking home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....It’s not all bad news on the house-size front. A report entitled Goodness Spacious Me published by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) in December found that the average size of a new-build home increased by nearly 15% between 2008-09 and 2015-16 – from 801 sq ft (74 sq m) to 918 sq ft (85 sq m). ...
Directors of new homes warranty firm criticised for lack of independence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 04:28:53 PM
.... As well as being on the board of NHBC, Baseley is chairman of its standards committee. Baseley fails the test because he is executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, the industry trade body, and because he has been a director for more than nine years. ...
The ground rent scandal that is engulfing new home buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:01:40 AM
.... We are trapped by this god-awful house and a lease we can’t sell. We contacted the Home Builders Federation, and it contacted Taylor Wimpey, and we got a letter basically saying ‘you signed what you signed’ and there’s nothing they can do as they no longer own the freehold”. ...
Housebuilders need to build faster, says Nationwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 06:42:26 AM
...."House builders have massively increased output over the past few years and continue to recruit the people and buy the land necessary to deliver even more desperately needed homes," said Stewart Baseley. executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation (HBF). ...
Small building firms struggle to find land for homes, research shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 11:01:44 PM
....The FMB said the 108 firms responding to its survey had reported that demand from buyers had weakened over the past year, but that they expected it to pick up again over the next 12 months. On Monday, the Home Builders Federation said official figures for the number of new homes were undercounting by around 30,000 a year. ...
Sadiq Khan warns 'greedy' developers as he outlines housing plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 02:26:00 PM
....”. But the industry body the Home Builders Federation (HBF) says greatly increasing the affordable housing target in London could backfire and end up reducing the overall supply of new homes, as developers decide to scrap plans or sit on sites until a new administration came in with more modest goals. ...
Developers accused of restricting supply of new homes to boost profits image
....In 2012/13, the total of unimplemented planning permissions was 381,390 and in 2013/14 it was 443,265. A spokesman for the Home Builders Federation, which represents the industry, said the most recent government figures show there were 170,690 net additions to the housing stock during 2014/15, an increase of almost 25% on the previous year. ...
UK housebuilding hits seven-year high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 01:25:16 PM
....The figures were released as a separate report found that planning permissions for new homes across England have reached their highest levels since 2008. The Housing Pipeline report, from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and construction data firm Glenigan, found that permission was granted for 242,819 homes in the 12 months to October, marking the highest 12-month total since early 2008. ...
Housebuilders reject claims of hoarding land as property prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 10:00:04 AM
. Taylor Wimpey, one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, and the Home Builders Federation have rejected accusations that the industry is hoarding land to cash in on rising property prices. ...
Number of unbuilt homes with planning permission hits record levels, LGA says image
....However, housebuilders hit back at the findings, claiming that work was under way on more than half the sites and that other sites did not have “implementable” planning permission. John Stewart, director of economic affairs at the Home Builders Federation,said: “As has been proved time and time again, housebuilders do not landbank interms of delaying start on site once they have an ‘implementable’ planningpermission. ...
Revealed: housebuilders sitting on 600,000 plots of land image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 03:07:23 PM
.... They claimed that problems in winning planning permission and limited demand in some areas of the country meant they could not build any faster. John Stewart, director of economic affairs at the Home Builders Federation, said: “Over the past few years housebuilding has increased output at the steepest rate for decades with the most recent figures showing a 25% year on year increase in housing supply. ...
'Rabbit hutch' homes should be consigned to the past, say architects image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 06:01:10 AM
.... Housebuilders oppose them, claiming they will reduce customer choice. “Overwhelmingly the people that matter, buyers of new-build homes, are happy with their houses and how they are designed,” said Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation which represents firms including Barratt and Persimmon. ...
Home-buyers' anger at unfinished roads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 11:05:34 PM
....So should councils be doing more? . The Home Builders Federation said its members were keen to get their finished developments adopted by councils as soon as possible and said it was working with government to find a way to ensure local authorities can adopt roads in a timely manner. ...
Starter homes will 'stymie social mobility' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 04:03:02 PM
....”. Housebuilders welcomed the announcement, with the Home Builders Federation saying it would make more sites viable for new housing. ...
Where have all the bricklayers gone? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:00:30 PM
.... . With a 75pc increase in the planning permissions being granted over the past three years, thanks to the National Planning Policy Framework, this argument seems to have some weight, but Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation (HBF) dismisses it. ...
Building projects under threat from shortage of construction workers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:01:11 PM
.... . The Home Builders Federation (HBF) said that recruiting and training people was now the biggest single issue the industry faces. ...
The 'impossible' zero-carbon house image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 11:05:08 PM
....". The Home Builders Federation has been lobbying for an end to the Zero Carbon home standard. ...
BT’s Openreach slammed for phone and broadband connection delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of June 2015 06:00:11 AM
....5% that fail that concern developers who have to face the flak from angry buyers. “The industry is as frustrated as those new-home buyers experiencing delays to broadband connectivity,” says Steve Turner of the Home Builders Federation. ...
Wide gap in regional house prices, Land Registry figures show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 27th of February 2015 11:29:38 AM
....On Thursday, he announced a £22m grant to boost the development of flat-pack houses, with parts manufactured off-site before being pieced together at the development. Steve Turner, of the Home Builders Federation, said there was an acute housing shortage, but a balance needed to be struck between building speed and quality. ...
Housing starts in England up 10% in 2014 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 19th of February 2015 01:07:07 PM
...."While a small increase in the number of homes built might be heralded as a success, the real story here is the shocking fact that we're building just half the homes we need in England," said Campbell Robb, the chief executive of Shelter. The Home Builders Federation said that more than 100,000 extra people were now employed in house-building, providing a boost to the economy. ...
Foreign bricklayers 'on £1,000-a-week amid skill gap' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:28:50 AM
....Once employed, further training is available, such as a diploma in bricklaying. Steve Turner, of the Home Builders Federation, said the huge increase in house-building activity had started after the launch of the government's Help to Buy scheme last April. ...
Eleven 'Right to Build' areas chosen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of September 2014 07:48:40 PM
....". Steve Turner, from the Home Builders Federation said: "We've got an acute housing crisis that's going to need numerous solutions. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 29th of September 2014 06:05:38 AM
.... In 2013, 110,000 homes were built, the second-lowest reading since records began in 1978 and down from 177,000 in 2007. Stewart Baseley, chairman of the Home Builders Federation, said the house building industry welcomed the Conservative plan. ...
Help to Buy scheme funded 4,300 completions in June  a new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of July 2014 08:13:38 PM
.... In Hammersmith and Fulham, one household had completed through the scheme by the end of June, using a loan of more than £100,000 to support their purchase. Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, said Help to Buy was helping builders to supply more homes. ...
Babcock loses Minisry of Defence deals battle image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of June 2014 12:05:00 AM
.... Drinks giants Diageo and SABMiller toasted gains of 16½p to 1891½p and 42½p to 3277½p. The main sector honours went to housebuilders as ­dealers noted figures from the Home Builders Federation showing planning permissions for new homes hitting their highest level for six years. ...
. The Home Builders Federation announced a  12 per cent jump in residential planning permissions in the first quarter, another piece of good news to boost the sector. ...
Market report: Demand for Clipper Logistics rises image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of June 2014 06:41:15 PM
.... . But housebuilders were in demand after data from the Home Builders Federation showed planning permissions for homes reached the highest level since 2008 in the year to March: Barratt Developments topped the FTSE 100 with a gain of 9. ...
Barratt and Persimmon lifted by rise in planning permissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of June 2014 10:43:50 AM
....Housing shares are building up some good gains, in a quiet market, helped by news of a rise in planning permissions. The Home Builders Federation said residential permissions rose to 50,500 in the first quarter, up 12% on the same time last year although down on the last three months of 2013. ...
Housing crisis? No, just a very British sickness image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of May 2014 06:30:03 AM
.... The need is based on crude household formation, with no reference to demand, price, migration or anything else. Yet it is still seized on by newbuild lobbyists, such as the Home Builders Federation and Savills estate agency, eager to grab lucrative plots in the south-east. ...
UK house-building crisis  and how to solve it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of May 2014 06:54:01 PM
.... Since then, an average of just 115,000 homes have been built in the private sector each year. In March, the Home Builders Federation said that the shortfall, combined with new forecasts for demand, meant 320,000 homes a year were needed to hit the 1. ...
Mark Carney: rising house prices pose biggest risk to recovery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of May 2014 11:05:00 PM
....A housebuilding industry representative said Help to Buy was addressing Carney's concerns. Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, said: "We have an acute shortage of housing that has developed over decades and is going to take time to address. ...

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