07/09/2018
Damming research into buyers' attitudes reveals how much the public now considers new homes to be poor quality and too expensive. Nearly a quarter (24%) of people consider a lack of quality of build to be a major disadvantage of buying a new build home over an older property, according to a recent survey by BLP Insurance, a specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer.

14/08/2018
Nearly a quarter (24%) of people consider a lack of quality of build to be a major disadvantage of buying a new build home over an older property, according to a recent survey by BLP Insurance, a specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer.

31/07/2018
The UK’s housing crisis continues to plague policy makers, with ongoing discussions around different solutions to meet shortages in housing supply. Urban regeneration has the potential to help the government alleviate pressure on the housing market, but in order to succeed as a viable and sustainable solution significant work is required to overcome obstacles deeply entrenched in the industry.

24/07/2018
The government has set itself the demanding challenge of building 300,000 new homes by 2022; however, a number of long-standing issues within the construction sector are still acting as roadblocks to tangible progress. In order to deliver on housing supply, through a more efficient, productive and aspirational construction sector, the industry requires wholesale innovation and collaboration.

24/07/2018
The majority (78%) of people consider the environmentally sustainable performance of a building important when choosing a new home, BLP Insurance has found. More than four-fifths (81 %) of respondents in London thought the long term environmental and sustainable performance of a new home is important versus Sheffield (68 %) and Newcastle (75%).

05/07/2018
Bureaucracy, lack of cooperation and a dwindling SME builders market are the main blockades to reaching the government’s ambitious housing targets according to panellists at an event held by BLP Insurance and the British Property Federation on 3 July 2018. The seminar, chaired by Liz Peace, CBE and Chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal, and with panellists Gareth Blacker, General Manager Homes England, Rowland Thomas, Director Close Brothers Property Finance, Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy the British Property Federation and Kate Davies, CEO Notting Hill Genesis, sought to address how the Government intends to deliver on its target of 300,000 new homes per year.

13/06/2018
The UK’s housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first timer buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling, latest research has revealed. According to the Homeowners Survey 2018, polling over 2000 UK adults online, on behalf of HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, millions of UK adults are failing to realise their dream of homeownership or are stuck in houses that are unsuitable for their needs as a result of affordability issues and lack of properties.

11/06/2018
The UK’s housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first timer buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling, latest research has revealed. According to the Homeowners Survey 2018, polling over 2000 UK adults online, on behalf of HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, millions of UK adults are failing to realise their dream of homeownership or are stuck in houses that are unsuitable for their needs as a result of affordability issues and lack of properties.

03/06/2018
Politicians are setting great store in offsite manufactured housing delivering in both numbers and quality. Momentum is gathering pace but are factory-made homes really on the road to becoming mainstream? Denise Chevin reports.

31/05/2018
There has been a sharp spike in registrations of offsite manufactured construction products, with the number accredited by the industry's main assurance body almost doubling last year to 20. The BuildOffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) was jointly established five years ago by industry body BuildOffsite, BLP Insurance, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Lloyd’s Register, to provide more confidence and quality assurance for offsite products.