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Sixty Icon Terrifying holes that are opening up all over Britain: They're appearing at FIVE TIMES their normal rate and further bad weather could mean we haven't seen the last of them
Sinkholes seen in Kent, South-East London and Hemel Hempstead.
Mail Online - Posted 17/02/2014

Sixty Icon Video: Architecture at the Crossroads
First transmitted in 1986, Houses Fit for People looks at housing and where the modern movement went wrong with their high-rises and modern concrete estates.
BBC iPlayer - Posted 16/02/2014

Sixty Icon How 'money-saving' solar panels actually INCREASED my heating bills by 220 per cent!
Residents who were forced to have solar panels fitted to their homes under a green scheme are now being charged £1,000 more for heating.
Mail Online - Posted 16/02/2014

Growth in construction industry revised up as house building leaps almost 20%
British construction output rose modestly in the last three months of 2013, official figures showed today led by the greatest expansion in the building of new housing since the start of 2008.
Mail Online - Posted 16/02/2014

'I was told everything was all right': Next-door neighbour to home on edge of huge sinkhole reveals housing association assured her the property was fine when her front porch sank six weeks ago
A woman living next-door to a gigantic sinkhole said she complained her house was sinking dangerously six weeks ago - but her housing association landlords told her 'everything was all right'.
Mail Online - Posted 16/02/2014

Booming housebuilding pushes surprise fourth quarter construction increase
In December of last year, output in the UK construction industry increased two per cent from November, and 6.3 per cent from a year earlier.
City A.M. - Posted 16/02/2014

YMCA and Roger Stirk architects reveal £30,000 flatpack houses for homeless people
'Y-cube' one bedroom flats would be built off site and craned into place.
The Independent - Posted 16/02/2014

Housebuilding boosts UK construction output
The UK's construction sector returned to growth in December, helped by a strong recovery in housebuilding.
BBC - Posted 16/02/2014

Housebuilders boost UK construction sector output by 2%
Revised ONS figures reveal builders improved sector in December with help from rising house prices and loan schemes.
The Guardian - Posted 16/02/2014

UK construction output growth driven by new house building
The UK’s construction output returned to growth in December, driven by a rise in house building.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/02/2014

Two more Considerate Constructors Scheme awards
Spectrum Property Care, the repairs and maintenance subsidiary of Dorset-based Spectrum Housing Group, has won two more Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) national site awards for 2013.
Spectrum Property Care - Posted 15/02/2014

Sixty Icon Output in the Construction Industry, December and Q4 2013
The seasonally adjusted estimate of construction output in Q4 2013 is estimated to have risen by 0.2% when compared with Q3 2013. During this period there was an increase in the volume of construction new work of 0.7% but a decrease in the output of repair & maintenance of 0.5%.
Office for National Statistics - Posted 14/02/2014

Gentoo ECO scheme off the ground despite funding cuts
An energy efficiency scheme to retrofit 100 homes with external wall insulation in Sunderland is set to save households hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bill just two months after funding was withdrawn by a national energy company.
24 Housing - Posted 14/02/2014

Construction of affordable homes in Newbury under way
Work has begun on the construction of 12 new affordable homes in Newbury.
Sovereign Housing Association Limited - Posted 14/02/2014

Housing association fined £10,000 for asbestos breach
One of England’s largest care providers has been fined £10,000 for putting its residents at risk of asbestos exposure.
Inside Housing - Posted 14/02/2014

Richard Rogers and YMCA unveil £30k flatpack homes for homeless people
Rogers’ ‘move-on’ homes look like Monopoly hotels – and are bigger than many private studio flats. But are they really the ‘answer to Britain’s housing crisis’?
The Guardian - Posted 14/02/2014

Progress Housing Group secures £22,000 in RHPP funding for homes in Preston
Progress Housing Group has secured a renewable energy grant of £22,000 to install renewable heating systems into eight homes in Preston, Lancashire.
Housing - Posted 14/02/2014

Do termites dream of robotic bricklayers?
Modelled on termites, robot bricklayers could build structures in places that are too dirty, too dangerous or too dull for humans.
The Guardian - Posted 14/02/2014

Council install £40,000 eyesore after family request ramp for disabled seven-year-old girl
Clare Lally battled for two years after West Dunbartonshire Council gave them a home up three flights of stairs - this was their solution.
Mirror co uk - Posted 14/02/2014

House building to increase by 55%
House building in England will rise 55 per cent by 2018 but will still fall ‘significantly’ short of need, research released this week has claimed.
Inside Housing - Posted 14/02/2014

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