Communities minister Stephen Williams has suggested that implementing a space standard for new homes could help developers and councils to save money.
Unwanted brownfield land in the South-East of England, owned by the National Grid, is to be built upon in a £700m property deal with housebuilder Berkeley.
"If more people are going to hire a builder – whether it be for simple or complex tasks – they must approach it in the right way and protect themselves from rogue traders,” explains Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB.
The Midlands has been cited as one of the major growth areas for UK housebuilding, according to latest figures released by the National House Building Council.
In good news for housebuilders and related building materials industries, the Lyons report – Labour’s 180-page review into the housing market – has called for nearly 250,000 new homes to be built each year to meet rising demand.