Average home improvement costs £13,000 to complete

British homeowners are spending an average of £13,000 on single improvements to their property, according to a YouGov survey. Sponsored by Avant Homes and cited by remortgage-uk.info, the research showed that 75 per cent of homeowners in Britain have spent money on upgrading their property. Homeowners aged between 35-44 are the most likely to make…

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Government seeks ‘interim step’ approach for covering technical standards in housing

Plans for an one-size-fits-all document for technical standards in housing are to be shunned in favour of an ‘interim step’ approach, reports architectsjournal.co.uk. Industry members say the government is complicating matters by providing a stepping stone on route to the Building Regulations, in which the new rules will sit. The announcement will not be welcomed…

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Solar-powered homes could be built on top of Edinburgh river

A group of solar-powered homes could be built on top of a river in Edinburgh. Local renewable energy firm Sustainable Renewable Technologies (SRT) has released an artist’s impression of the project and will soon begin discussions regarding the necessary planning permission. The properties in the image have flat roofs with solar panels planted on top…

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