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Posted: 20th March
By: rlf

Fixing our broken housing market: the Government’s new White Paper

“Our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today. Whether buying or renting, the fact is that housing is increasingly unaffordable – particularly for ordinary working class people who are struggling to get by”.

The above statement forms part of the Prime Minister’s foreword in the government’s recent White Paper regarding the housing crisis in Britain. The paper sta...

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Posted: 6th March
By: rlf

Uncovering the London housing market myths

The London housing market is constantly a hot topic. But what’s really happening in the capital right now? There are various rumours flying around regarding the rise and fall of property prices, so it’s pretty tricky to make a concrete conclusion as to what buyers and sellers in London can really expect. Let’s take a look at the evidence out there…

According to a recent ITV News report “property prices i...

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Posted: 19th February
By: rlf

Brexit and the property market

As Brexit unfolded before our eyes last summer, many of us anticipated the negative effect it would have on the economy in general and the UK property market.

Uncertainty about the implications of leaving the European Union was rife and this, coupled with buy-to-let investors fast-tracking their purchases in order to avoid the tax rise at the beginning of April, meant that activity was particularly low in the summ...

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Posted: 3rd February
By: rlf

What effect will Trump have on UK construction?

So… he made it to the most powerful political position in the world. And we will no doubt all be affected at some stage by his administration. But, after a long and bitter campaign what will the reality of the Trump era be? What affect might he have on the UK and our construction industry?

When it comes to the US economy, Trump has famously said: “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become ...

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Posted: 2nd November
By: rlf

Construction sector leader demands additional help

Those with a vested interest in the current health of the construction industry, and its potential for growth in the future, have no doubt noticed that the industry is being battered by a combination of weak currency following the Brexit vote, a lack of investment, and high material prices.

When all of these factors come together, the overall state of the construction industry suffers, leading to an uncertain futu...

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Posted: 24th October
By: rlf

The Construction App Boom and Its Impact on Worksites

For contractors, builders, and other construction professionals, the most effective app available on smartphones used to be the flashlight - a handy device for inspecting under-lit parts of a foundation or structure.

However, construction - just like every other industry, is making its way into the future with a collection of new technology innovations. Today's boom in construction apps is offering a brand new way...

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