Company increased customer service spending by about 40% after criticism over quality
There is a significant trust deficit facing UK developers and councils which needs a new approach to house building for the issues to be resolved, it is claimed.
Housing developments in the UK should give more priority to making homes more attractive with the onus projected onto councils to make sure ugly buildings are not given planning permission, according to a new report.
Company reports a strong performance during the first six months of the year during which it also concentrated on quality following accusations of shoddy workmanship two years ago.
A bid by Persimmon’s new boss to improve the controversial housebuilder’s battered reputation following a string of scandals has dented sales, it emerged on Thursday.
Housebuilders blame Brexit uncertainty for a lack of new residential projects
Housing minister says move will protect buyers from ‘exploitative arrangements’
A family can face a bill of thousands when developers don’t complete on time
The boss of one of London’s largest housebuilders on Wednesday called on the UK’s next Prime Minister to radically shake up Britain’s “dire” planning system to help boost building in a turbulent market.
A diverse group of organisations connected with the building industry have come together to support the UK’s first ever national housing design audit.
Construction firm Bovis offered to pay £950m to buy rival Galliford Try's home building business but was rejected, it has emerged.
It has long been indicted that the Government target of 300,000 new homes a year by the middle of the 2020s is going to be a hard one to meet and now there is even more evidence suggesting this is the case.
Almost 200,000 workers will be needed in the construction industry by 2025 if the Government’s target of 300,000 new homes a year is to be met, but this fall substantially if new construction methods are adopted.
The number of new build homes sold in March 2019 decreased by almost 20% compared with the same month in 2018, according to official date from the Land Registry.
The number of new homes registered by the UK’s house builders and developers in the first three months of the year reached more than 37,500, a 3% increase on the same period in 2018.
Houses developed by Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes have potentially dangerous fire safety issues, BBC Watchdog Live has found.
Latest official government figures show that a third of all new home purchases are funded via the government's equity loan version of the scheme.
Taylor Wimpey boss Pete Redfern’s week got worse on Thursday as he admitted Brexit stockpiling would hit margins just days after pulling out of a controversial deal to buy one of the housebuilder’s own flats at a discount.
Owners of new builds who took part in a new survey have overwhelmingly backed a call to be allowed to hold back funds until all faults are rectified in a bid to improve the quality of new properties.
There was a 4% rise in the number of new build homes completed in Scotland in the 12 months to September 2018, the latest official figures to be published show.
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