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Bovis Homes finance director steps down General

Bovis Homes finance director steps down

30/09/2014 - 15:29:16
Tories pledge plan for 100,000 cut-price starter homes General

Tories pledge plan for 100,000 cut-price starter homes

29/09/2014 - 12:49:33
London Housing Bank opens to fund low cost homes General

London Housing Bank opens to fund low cost homes

26/09/2014 - 15:40:24
House builders dismiss as ‘myth’ Labour’s claims of land banking General

House builders dismiss as ‘myth’ Labour’s claims of land banking

25/09/2014 - 13:23:55
Midlands now fastest growing region for new housing General

Midlands now fastest growing region for new housing

24/09/2014 - 11:34:50

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BBC NEWS

Teacher found dead filmed naked boys

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:26:48 GMT
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was found dead the day after he was visited by police.

Armed police in stand-off with man

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:45 GMT
Armed police are involved in a stand-off with a man in North Shields who witnesses say was waving a gun.

Trains halted by line-side fire

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:04:23 GMT
Trains on a railway line out of Birmingham have been stopped due to a fire involving 200 tons of metal in Smethwick.


BUILDING FIRES NEWS

Fires in timber-framed buildings within wall cavities and roof voids
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Firefighters battle blaze on Green Island in Poole Harbour
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Fire reveals dangers of terraced timber framed homes
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Fire Performance of new residential buildings
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Risk seminar press article
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Fire in timber frame buildings A review of fire statistics from the UK and the USA
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Fire safety report into timber-framed buildings get responses
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Family flee home after heater starts fire
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Elderly residents rescued from Inverness care home fire
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Top Story
Bovis Homes finance director steps down

Bovis Homes has started the hunt for a new finance director after Jonathan Hill handed in his notice.

Hill is leaving after four years as FD at the south east house builder to take up the job of chief financial officer at over 50s travel and insurance specialist Saga.

A leaving date will be determined through mutual agreement between the board and Hill, taking account of his 12-month notice period.

The Futures Group
New homes "Think Tank", The Futures Group, details how to rise to the challenge of delivering better homes for the consumer.
Contributors to The Futures Group include leading experts from national house builders, manufacturers and regulatory bodies.

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Thermal Performance Part L1A 2013
Fabric and services options for energy and carbon compliance.

Thermal Performance Part L1A 2013, download the document here

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Modern Masonry Alliance calls for an immediate Cut in Vat on Major Home Improvements
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Rå Build Costing Factsheet 11
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Important new guidance on 106 Projects
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Housing Summit 2014
Housing summit
Tuesday 21st October 2014
09.30 till 15.30

Keynote speakers include:
  • Sir Michael Lyons
  • Kate Hall, Head of HS2 at Arup

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GREEN DEAL UPDATE


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ZERO CARBON HUB


The UK Government has set out an ambitious plan for all new homes to be zero carbon from 2016. The Zero Carbon Hub is here to help you understand the challenges, issues and opportunities involved in developing, building and marketing your low and zero carbon homes.
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