Countryside Properties and Telford Homes are the latest housebuilders to report good trading conditions following the result of the EU referendum. Countryside, which specialises in place making and urban regeneration, said that trading over the summer months into the autumn selling season had been “robust”. During the three months following the referendum, it saw an
The housebuilding industry is “crying out for talent” and new entrants to the sector should be open minded about the careers they pursue, Peter Andrew, deputy chairman of the Home Builders Federation (HBF), said at the end of last week. Speaking at the HBF Future Talent Conference in Nottingham, Mr Andrew said that the housebuilding
“Over 100,000 new jobs were created in England alone last year as a result of the big increase in house building. Analysis by the Home Builders Federation shows that the house building industry is now supporting around 667,000 jobs, and details how local economies the length and breadth of the country are benefitting from the
Lloyds Bank have reported that a severe skills shortage and the current planning system are hindering efforts to solve the housing crisis. In Building for Growth, the banking giant surveyed a broad spectrum of housebuilders and found that 46% of respondents said slow planning decisions were a hurdle to resolving the housing shortage. 42% cited
EC Harris’s paper ‘People and money: fundamental to unlocking the housing crisis’ reports that construction companies will need to recruit 1 million new recruits by 2020 if the industry is to build the homes the country needs. According to EC Harris, the industry employs 1.5 full time workers per home each year, with 120,000 more
McCarthy & Stone has announced that it is to launch three new regions as part of its growth strategy. The retirement housebuilder will divide its existing North, South West and Midlands regions each into two more concentrated regions. It currently operates across six regions in total, with the sixth launching last summer in North London.