Tag Archives: Homes

Russell Roof Tiles takes on 50-day fitness challenge for charity

Andrew Hayward Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles

Russell Roof Tiles has pledged to transform old habits into healthy new ones by taking on a 50-day fitness challenge while raising money for local charities. Over the course of the programme, 14 staff from its Burton site, will use state-of-the-art body-scanning technology to measure who has improved the most …

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HS2 money could have purchased 280,000 new homes

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Research suggests that the money “wasted” on HS2 could have covered the purchase of over 280,000 new homes across the locations due to benefit from the project. The research, from Stripe Property Group, looked at how the £92bn wasted on HS2 could have helped boost the housing market, and said …

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Searchland research reveals rural areas have the most new homes

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Searchland, a development site sourcing specialists, has revealed the area where the greatest degree of new housing stock is being created. The researched showed that South Derbyshire leads the way in new houses built. Across the area, properties built in the past 10 years make up 17% of overall housing …

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Actis welcomes 2023 £1 billion home insulation scheme

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A nationwide insulation funding scheme aimed at middle income householders living in energy inefficient properties has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis – and is set to see merchants being busy when it launches in 2023. The £1 billion ECO+ scheme, which launches in the spring and will run for …

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Travis Perkins helps Miller Homes and Habitat for Humanity

Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, is supporting key customer Miller Homes with their commitment to Habitat for Humanity Great Britain by sending representative, Gemma Black, who is Inventory Manager for BSS, to help build new homes for orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi. BSS, which …

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Builders back the high street, says FMB

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has today taken positive steps to address the housing crisis and breathe new life back into our high streets, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the Budget 2018, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “It is important that the Chancellor has …

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Actis says £5m CITB funding programme may help expand offsite homes offering

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The Construction Industry Training Board’s announcement this week that it is ploughing £5 million into helping under-represented people move into the industry has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The CITB’s Pathways into Construction fund will help building firms train ‘hard to reach’ candidates in a bid to address the …

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Selco Steps In To Help Bristol’s Homeless


Selco Bulders Warehouse, part of the Grafton Group, has lent its support to a pioneering group which is using old shipping containers to fight homelessness in Bristol. Selco’s Bristol branch, on Sheene Way, is backing the organisation Help Bristol’s Homeless by offering building materials at vastly reduced rates. Help Bristol’s …

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Actis backs NHBC’s call for more offsite homes following Beast from the East report

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The NHBC’s call this week for a drastic shift towards building more offsite homes in order to reach government housing targets has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The rallying cry follows the release of this quarter’s new build statistics by the NHBC – which says that the harsh winter …

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