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Exhibition goes online

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Exhibition goes online

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has moved its virtual reality (VR) exhibition online. In response to the lockdown of its public buildings and galleries, RIBA has launched FREESTYLE: Architectural...

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Movement in the property market

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Movement in the property market

The government has restarted the property market with announcements allowing property purchases and sales to take place, as well as more movement in home building and construction. Anyone in England can...

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Mortgage payment holidays soar

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Mortgage payment holidays soar

More than1.2 million mortgage payment holidays have been offered by lenders to customers impacted by Covid-19, UK Finance has revealed. Action by lenders means one in nine mortgages in the UK are now subject...

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Property industry helping in crisis

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Property industry helping in crisis

Organisations representing those with architectural, surveying and planning specialisms have written to the prime minister to offer help during the coronavirus epidemic. Led by the Royal Institution of...

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Sales of new homes are up

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Sales of new homes are up

Sales of new homes increased for a third consecutive month across the UK, as has buyer demand and new instructions. According to the February 2020 RICS UK Residential Market Survey, a net balance of +20%...

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A manifesto for architects

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A manifesto for architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published its own manifesto demanding urgent investment, leadership and new regulation from the next government. People, Places and the Planet: RIBA’s...

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Annual house price growth slows

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Annual house price growth slows

The average price of a UK home is currently £232,249, according to the Halifax House Price Index. House prices in October 2019 were 0.9 per cent higher than in the same month in 2018 but on a monthly...

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A double win for Norwich

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A double win for Norwich

Goldsmith Street in Norwich has won the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize and the inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing. Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the annual Stirling Prize is...

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Acclaimed Norwich Passivhaus scheme

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Acclaimed Norwich Passivhaus scheme

Norwich City Council has made the shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Client of the Year 2019 with its development of Goldsmith Street. The scheme, which is the largest Passivhaus...

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Some resilience in housing market 

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Some resilience in housing market 

House prices inched ahead in August, with average UK home now reaching £233,541, according to the latest research from the Halifax. According to the company’s house price index, average prices...

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Possible rise in home improvements

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Possible rise in home improvements

With more people struggling to get on the property ladder and the housing market still uncertain could more owners be considering home improvements in the coming months? Those with properties may look...

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