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Spitfire

Spitfire Homes appoints new Land Director

Richard Miller joins Spitfire to build on the homebuilder’s pipeline of more than 1,000 homes and brings more than 25 years’ experience in the housebuilding sector. Spitfire’s development pipeline valued at £350 million Midlands-based Spitfire Homes, the housebuilding division of IM Properties, has welcomed Richard Miller as its new Land Director – part of a bold growth …

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Permaroof

Permaroof Commercial snaps up major contracts

Within its debut year PermaRoof Commercial, part of PermaGroup, has secured several major contracts across the sector, including its recent appointment as a specification supplier for a bespoke architects ‘House on Stilts’ in Bevere. After dominating the domestic EPDM rubber flat roofing market for the past two decades, an importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover expanded …

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Vent

Vent-Axia shows ‘sustainable is attainable’

Vent-Axia is sharing how it is taking measurable actions to deliver healthy indoor air sustainably which in turn is helping its own customers make sustainable attainable. With the construction industry working hard to meet Net-Zero targets by 2050 it is important the whole supply chain works together to reduce carbon emissions which means specifiers working …

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Countryside

Countryside and Homes England achieve reserved matters approval

Countryside in partnership with Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, has secured reserved matters consent from Dacorum Borough Council for the first phase of Spencer’s Park Phase 2, providing 276 new homes in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The new homes, of which 35% will be for affordable housing, will comprise a mix of one, two, …

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Allscott Meads

Local housing developer unveils phase three of Allscott Meads

After the success of the first two phases, Shropshire developer, SJ Roberts Homes Ltd, will be offering new houses to families at, Allscott Meads, Allscott, Shropshire. As part of Phase Three, more spacious family homes are available to reserve. These homes are part of an ongoing project through which Allscott’s old sugar beet factory is …

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build to rent

Build to rent planning applications increase by 52% in pandemic

Research from build to rent specialists, Ascend Properties, shows that the UK build to rent sector has performed well during the pandemic year with planning permission requests rising by 52%. Build to rent (B2R) is becoming a driving force in the UK new-build market, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has slightly slowed what looked to be a very …

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viewings

Estate agents spent £188.4m conducting physical viewings

Research by the next-generation, virtual property viewings platform, U-See Homes, has found that the property viewings process costs UK estate agents an estimated £188.4m a year. U-See Homes found that based on the average earnings of £34,583, the average estate agent takes home an hourly rate of £16.63. With the average viewing taking approximately one …

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