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How LPG is helping to build affordable housing 

Flogas laying LPG takes underground for affordable housing

With an ongoing governmental drive to significantly boost housing development and the precarious nature of Brexit delivering industrywide uncertainty regarding labour and costs, providing affordable housing in the UK is an issue that appears to be consistently debated and discussed. 

Positive initiatives and efficient processes are needed to help the sector deliver the number of homes that Brits can pay for — which is where LPG energy is proving an attractive asset. Here, we’ll explore how LPG is assisting in the provision of affordable housing for UK buyers and why it’s vital that the sector and government gets behind it if they want to hit targets and meet housing demands. 

Get One Step Ahead Of The Top Home Trends This Autumn

Get One Step Ahead Of The Top Home Trends This Autumn

We’ve all been enjoying the heatwave, but sooner than we think autumn will be upon us and we’ll be settling in front of the fire with a warm mug of hot chocolate. As the bright shades of summer turn to deep autumn tones, it’s time to swap patterned cushions for warm knitted blankets and throws, and add an array of berry-scented candles. The changing of the seasons is also a chance to trade those worn-down blinds for stylish drapes or to take up that tired carpet and replace it with shiny new flooring.

Dressing your home to sell it

Dressing your home to sell it

Think about an ideal guest you’d love to have visit you at home. Then imagine how you’d want your home to look and the ambience you’d like to create for them. This is how to think about approaching dressing your home to appeal to prospective buyers. 

As soon as a guest/buyer walks in the door, their senses are going to be tuning into that all important first impression – and you need to ensure they feel immediately comfortable and ‘at home’!

The essential considerations are cleanliness, light, space and a fresh, appealing smell. Get these basic elements right and you can create a sense of ease, and a good impression for first-time visitors.

All aboard for Herne bay: hyde new homes launch contemporary bayside homes 

The Elements

Multi award-winning Housing Association Hyde New Homes launched The Elements – a unique community of two- to four-bedroom homes set at the west end of Herne Bay, available for sale and through the Help to Buy scheme. 

Herne Bay gained prominence in the Victorian era as a resort town, home to the world’s first freestanding, purpose-built Clocktower, as well as a bustling promenade and pleasure pier. While the coastal retreat has since evolved into a thriving municipality, the area has maintained its traditional charm, making it a favourite of young families, commuting professionals, and first-time buyers alike.

Top four reasons to move to Willow grove, Wixams village revealed

Willow Grove

According to leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, location is still one of the most important considerations for buyers looking for their new home and its development Willow Grove in Wixams Village is no exception.

Wixams Village is a flourishing community close to Bedford town centre, offering an array of necessary amenities nearby to ensure homebuyers are welcomed with a relaxed way of living.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: 

“Our beautiful new homes are thoughtfully situated so residents can make the most of the local facilities, meaning they are not only benefiting from a quality home, but also the convenience and pleasure in the surrounding areas.

A third of renters don’t want to buy a property

Sofology

A study, done by Sofology, of 1,000 renters reveals people are happy to rent long-term and have no plans to purchase a property.

A third of renters (33%), which equates to over 1.48 million renter households in the UK1, are happy to rent long-term and have no plans to purchase a property in the future, new research reveals.

The feeling of freedom

Examining people’s thoughts on buying a home, nearly a third (31%) said they don’t think getting on the property ladder is important.

A quarter of renters (26%) state that they don’t want the responsibility of owning a home and love the freedom of renting, whilst almost 1 in 10 (7%) said they prefer to spend their money elsewhere, such as travel and other life experiences.

Historic Gloucestershire discoveries set to be donated to museum

Gloucestershire Museum

Historians will be able to build up a better picture of life at a Gloucestershire village thanks to a donation of artefacts from David Wilson Homes to Gloucestershire Museums.

The housebuilder commissioned a specialist team to undertake an archaeology project at the site of its Whittington Park development in Longford, near Gloucester, before work started to build new homes.

And, with the project fully complete and artefacts assessed by experts, the items have been passed on to the local museum service for preservation.

Kids schooled in safety by Barratt Manchester

J One Seven teaches safety

Pupils at Offley Primary have been learning how to stay safe on site, thanks to a visit to J One Seven hosted by Barratt Homes Manchester.

A total of 30 school children donned hard hats and hi-vis vests and set off to the development to learn the importance of site safety.

The educational visit aimed to promote staying safe on site, whilst informing the children on what goes on at a building site. The children were able to learn about the machinery on site and all of the different tradesmen and what they do. 

The youngsters were also given a tour of the show home at the development, where they were able to see what the homes look like once they have been completed.

Start with security

Yale Home Security Solution

When moving into your first home, there are plenty of things to think about; from the colour of the kitchen, to the type of flooring to choose and even the kind of sink you want in the bathroom, but, unfortunately, many new homeowners often forget about the importance of their home security when taking the leap of faith and purchasing their own property.

In fact, recent statistics have revealed that homeowners who’ve been living in their home for less than a year are almost twice as likely to be burgled than the average home*, so it’s worth considering the risk. To help you understand what you can do to protect your home, the specialist team at Yale has given us some top tips to make sure your home is protected, right from the moment you move in.

Sales centre opens its doors to Milton Keynes homebuyers at Eagles’ rest

Eagles Rest development

Keen property seekers in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to visit Barratt Homes South Midlands’ Eagles Rest development in Milton Keynes now that the new sales centre is officially open.

Visitors to the Fen Street development will be provided with professional guidance from the onsite Sales Advisers, who are available five days a week to assist eager house hunters.

Eagles Rest is a sought-after community suited to first-time buyers, growing families and working professionals alike with a beautiful collection of two, three and four bedroom homes ready to reserve.

Excellent transport links are a fine asset in close proximity, whilst homebuyers will remain close to the countryside offering a relaxed lifestyle to complement a desirable new home.