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Hydrogen homes this spring

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Hydrogen homes this spring

The UK’s first homes with household appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen are set to be completed by April. The two semi-detached properties, funded with the help of the UK government’s Hy4Heat...

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Making plans for the future

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Making plans for the future

Future-proofing a home for later in life is something architects are often asked to consider when working on designs for new builds, renovations, conversions or extensions. Indeed, here at Howie Architects...

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Call to extend stamp duty holiday

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Call to extend stamp duty holiday

Leading industry figures are becoming more vocal in their call to the government to extend the stamp duty holiday. With seven weeks to go until the tax break ends, there has been growing pressure on Chancellor...

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Detached homes saw highest price rises

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Detached homes saw highest price rises

Detached homes saw the biggest price increases of all home types in the UK last year, according to research by property portal OpenBrix. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the first national...

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Busiest ever start to the year

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Busiest ever start to the year

Rightmove has recorded its busiest ever start to a new year, with visits to the site up 30 per cent on the same time period in 2020. There are very early signs of activity continuing to grow during lockdown,...

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The housing market remains open

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The housing market remains open

The new year has started and once again despite our best hopes we all find ourselves back in another lockdown situation. There is light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, but we are all too aware there...

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House prices predicted to rise in 2021

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House prices predicted to rise in 2021

National average house prices will grow by a robust four per cent in 2021, according to Rightmove. There is strong evidence that people will continue to have their reprioritised housing needs high on their...

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Five interior design trends for 2021 

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Five interior design trends for 2021 

With the year drawing to a close and many of us hoping for better times ahead we might be gently starting to think about changes we might make to our homes in 2021. Some of us may be planning major projects:...

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