£51.2 million loss suffered by Crest

Crest Nicholson has reported a pre-tax loss of £51.2 million and plans to cut around 130 jobs as it battles the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Announcing its results for the half year ending April 30 2020, the housebuilder said that it would also delay the opening of a new division. The proposed redundancies will

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Taylor Wimpey has a positive start to the year

Releasing figures Taylor Wimpey reported a 5% increase in group completions to 16,042 including joint ventures (2018: 15,275) in 2019 confirming the results for the year were “in line with expectations”. Revenue increased by 6.4% to £4,341.3 million (2018: £4,082.0 million) with operating profit of £850.5 million (2018: £880.2 million) – volume growth was offset

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Taylor Wimpey anticipate hitting year’s target

Taylor Wimpey has reported it is “on track” to deliver its full year expected results, while noting increasing customer caution in higher priced markets, especially London and the south east. Issuing a trading update in November, the volume housebuilder said that good demand for its homes continued in the second half of the year and

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Bovis/GT housing merger set to create fourth largest housebuilder

The potential merger of Bovis Homes and Galliford Try’s housebuilding businesses goes through it would create the UK’s fourth largest housebuilder, says Stephen Teagle, chief executive of Galliford Try Partnerships and Regeneration. Speaking to Housebuilder, Teagle said the possible sale of GT’s housebuilding and partnerships and regeneration arms to Bovis would create a “sector leading regeneration

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Record number of completions for Barratt

Barratt has delivered its highest number of completions for 11 years in the 12 months to the end of June with profit before tax expected to be ahead of expectation at around £910 million against £835.5 million last year. Today issuing a trading update for the year, Barratt said it had completed 17,856 homes including

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“Excellent” first half growth for Countryside

Countryside says it has achieved “excellent growth” in its first half, with a 27% rise in revenue to £507 million on a 43% lift in total completions against the equivalent period in 2018. During the 6 months to March 31 2019, the home builder and regeneration partner achieved 2,362 completions in total (combining its Housebuilding

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Redrow a “premium alternative”

Redrow announced its set to launch a national TV advertising campaign, aimed at challenging “outdated perceptions” of its new homes. The housebuilder’s “They Say…” campaign promotes Redrow as a “premium alternative” to second hand homes while aiming to transform existing myths revealed in a Zoopla Smarter Property Solutions Survey. While the survey of 600 adults

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Stable conditions enjoyed by Linden Homes

Issuing a trading update for the period from January 1 to May 20 2019, Galliford Try, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group said that its housebuilding arm Linden Homes had continued “continues to perform well” and maintained a sales rate of 0.68 since the start of the year; this was a dip on the 0.71 of

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Revised strategy equals “good progress” for Crest

Crest Nicholson says it has made good progress with its revised strategy during its half year, achieving stable weekly sales. Issuing an update ahead of its half year results to be announced on June 11, the housebuilder said that during the six months to April 30 2019, it had progressed well with its new strategy

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2019 starts well for Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey has made a “good start” to 2019, the housebuilder reported at the end of April, while acknowledging the effect of increased build cost inflation for the year. Issuing an update ahead of its Annual General meeting covering January 1 2019 to today, the firm said that the new build housing market had remained

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