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What is a DPC?

Posted 20th November, 2020

What is a Damp Proof Course? Damp Proof Course (DPC) Water can rise up through most materials used for building houses, such as brick, concrete and stone. In scientific terms,

House Prices Hit Five Year High

Posted 11th November, 2020

HOUSE PRICES HIT Five YEAR HIGH According to the Nationwide building society, house prices rose by 0.8% in the month since September. The average house now costs £227,826; an increase

Failure to build enough houses remains greatest obstacle to overcoming housing crisis

Posted 30th October, 2020

Failure to build enough houses remains greatest obstacle to overcoming housing crisis In the last six months of the pandemic, our homes have become a main focus. Their function as

Threshold for shared ownership reduced from April 2021 to 10%

Posted 26th October, 2020

Threshold for shared ownership reduced from April 2021 to 10% The first time buyer market could see a boost following the Government’s latest announcement. It’s plan is to reduce the

Has the Pandemic Had a Positive Impact on Residential Development Design?

Posted 13th October, 2020

Has the Pandemic Had a Positive Impact on Residential Development Design? With the enormous increase in people having to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, it would seem that

What are Building Regulations?

Posted 12th October, 2020

WHAT ARE BUILDING REGULATIONS? Building regulations are a set of minimum standards developed by the UK government and approved by Parliament that apply to design, construction and alterations to almost

Stamp Duty Holiday 2020

Posted 9th September, 2020

Stamp Duty Holiday 2020   On the 8th July 2020 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced an increase for the zero threshold on the payment of stamp duty in England and

Major Shake Up in the UK Planning System

Posted 10th August, 2020

MAJOR SHAKE UP IN THE UK PLANNING SYSTEM   It has long been said that one of the biggest problems for developers trying to hit new house building targets set

Case Study: North End, Thorpeness

Posted 10th August, 2020

NORTH END, THORPENESS, SUFFOLK Case Study: North End, Thorpeness   STUNNING NEW BUILD HOME Granite are pleased to be involved with arranging the 10 year structural warranty, on behalf of a private

Typical Defects Found in a New Home

Posted 22nd June, 2020

TYPICAL DEFECTS FOUND IN A NEW HOME   When buying a new home it is important to look beyond the presentation of the show home. You should consider any potential

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