ITV Homes from Hell Needs You

July 7, 2009

The very successful ITV Homes from Hell series is looking from case studies from the UK and Dubai. If you would like to appear on TV telling the world about your new build problems then get in contact with them. Some people are reluctant to do this, but in general it will get your issues […]

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Persimmon Homes Green Shoots of Recovery

July 7, 2009

Persimmon Homes, Britain’s largest homebuilder, has reported today that it is doing better today than it was this time last year. Sales for the next six months of 2009 are valued at £700 million, £50 million more that it was this time in 2008 even though house prices have fallen by 4% in the same […]

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Get your blog here

July 6, 2009

If you would like to blog about your experiences of buying a new build home, then you can get your own blog here. It will take us a day or so to set it up, so please bear with us.

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Builder using webcams for buyers

July 6, 2009

I was just reading about a builder in Leeds TJ Pybus who has installed webcams to allow users to follow thee build process. This is a really good idea and they must have confidence in their product, but I guess the cameras won’t have the resolution or the coverage to be anything more than a […]

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Homebuilding Code on Brink of Failure

July 6, 2009

It looks unlikely that the housebuilding industry is going to be able to produce a “Homebuilding Code” to deal with the issues raised in the homebuilding market study. This is because Zurich, an initial signatory, will not take part in the administration of the code. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) believes that without Zurich […]

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Conservatives taking donations from builders

July 5, 2009

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, named Persimmon, Barratt Homes and Berkeley Homes as building companies donainting to the conservatives. He said: “It is a matter of public record that the Conservative party has received substantial political contributions from housebuilding companies that have been active in Hampshire, as well as from […]

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Newhomeblogs.co.uk on Twitter

July 4, 2009

We have been doing some work on this site to bring it up to date and have integrated the site with Twitter. Have a look here – http://twitter.com/newhomeblogs

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Case Study Request

May 7, 2008

I write for House Beautiful Magazine and am doing a research on families who have had major problems since they bought their new build home, or who have renovated their properties with a builder who didn’t charge VAT who turned out to be a cowboy and didn’t do the job properly. If you’re female, aged […]

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Nik’s Experience

March 11, 2008

Nick Clayton: “When I started blogging about the new-build buying process I was quite sceptical. But, after five months, I’m definitely converted. I had to keep an accurate online diary of what was happening, whom I spoke to, what they said, and when they said it. This proved to be especially useful when I was […]

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Adding Featured Articles with Photos

March 11, 2008

This is a really cool feature of this site, well I think so anyway. The first thing you need to do is to write a post and it to a category that you may need to add called Featured. You then need to find a suitable photograph. The photo needs to be cropped to a […]

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