Builders Say Britain Needs More Energy Efficient Homes



The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) thinks making Britain’s homes more energy efficient should be supported with measures included in the UK’s upcoming budget. By adopting such measures, the British government would boost the construction industry and help householders deal with the issue of rising fuel bills. Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, warns that over nine million British households might be in fuel poverty by 2016 some nine million British households could be in fuel poverty.

NAHB Survey Reveals What Buyers Want



Home buying activity is finally beginning to pick up, and so builders are naturally interested in finding out the latest trends among buyers in order to better understand their wants and needs. With that in mind, the NAHB recently carried out a large survey of buyers to ascertain how the recession has affected their thinking when it comes to consumer’s home buying wish lists.

Eco-Friendly Stairs Add Design Appeal & Marketing Angles



In today’s real estate market, eco-friendly homes sell. According to recent research done by the Earth Advantage Institute, energy efficient homes in some parts of the United States sold for as much as 8.5% more per square foot, and even sat on the market for approximately 22% less time than other non eco-friendly real estate in the same area.

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