Housebuilders and developers may find in future that they need to build more parking spaces alongside new homes, after a call by local government secretary Eric Pickles to tighten parking standards.
With the General Election less than a year away, Labour has announced plans to build 200,000 homes a year by 2020 as it seeks to secure support from the housebuilding and building products sectors.
Job creation within the construction industry has formed the subject of industry discussion as the latest survey of buyers has shown that open vacancies are growing at their fastest rate since the Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI began in 1997.
A new hi-tech project, devised by the Welsh Government-sponsored initiative ‘Constructing Excellence in Wales’ (CEW), has been launched across four pilot sites across the country, all as part of a technologically advanced effort to rethink and reduce construction site waste.
The future of sustainable housing, in terms of quality, performance and choice for consumers, is soon to experience further categorisation, as BRE (the Building Research Establishment) sets about developing a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes.