Jack is News Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating and strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders and renovators. Having bought his first home in 2013, he and his wife have renovated almost every room and recently finished a garden renovation. Jack reports on all of the latest news that could affect your project.
Market volatility could continue throughout the year, according to Nationwide, which reports negative annual growth in house prices in June
The Prime Minister admitted the UK has not built enough homes, and will deliver new economic packages to revitalise homebuilding
The long-awaited Permitted Development rights update could be followed by a rollout to all detached properties in England
Plaster and plasterboard supplies remain low in England, but the easing of lockdown is leading to an increase in production
Boris Johnson has been encouraged to slash VAT on retrofits from 20% to zero, to help support economic recovery and meet climate targets
The ‘1m plus’ rule will come into effect in England from 4 July, and could allow for homeowners stifled by lockdown to get their projects completed
Projects with an expiring planning permission of before the end of 2020 will be extended until April 2021, the government has said
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