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2021 saw first-time buyers topping 400,000

2021 saw first-time buyers topping 400,000

An increase in first-time buyers who braved the current economic climate in 2021, saw an estimated 408,379 mortgaged purchases, which accounted for over 50% of all mortgaged purchases according to Yorkshire Building Society (YBS). This is the first-time that buyer...
Help to Build Scheme Goes Live

Help to Build Scheme Goes Live

Having been formally announced in April, the Help to Build Equity Loan Scheme has launched. In a bid to boost the self-build and custom build sector and bring more opportunities for people to create their own home, the scheme has been allocated £150 million over the...
Self-healing concrete to arrive in the UK

Self-healing concrete to arrive in the UK

Dutch firm Basilisk, the pioneers of its new Sensicrete product have signed an agreement with precast specialist JP Concrete for a supply deal which will offer self-healing concrete to the UK. Although normal concrete does have some limited self-healing capacity in...