ITV Homes from Hell Needs You

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...
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Persimmon Homes Green Shoots of Recovery

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...
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Get your blog here

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

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...
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Homebuilding Code on Brink of Failure

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...
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Conservatives taking donations from builders

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...
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Case Study Request

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...
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Nik’s Experience

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...
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Adding Featured Articles with Photos

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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