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House prices in Scotland continue to grow faster than the rest of the UK.

19 July 2019

The May house price index has again shown the average house price in Scotland has increased compared to the same month last year and has also increased each month since May 2016. Read More...

Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (R0PA) report to Government

18 July 2019

Today, Thursday 18 July 2019, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover estate agents across the UK and letting and managing agents in England only. Read More...

Leasehold Reform Task Group Report released for Wales

17 July 2019

A Task and Finish Group, which included participation from NAEA Propertymark, has released its report on Residential Leasehold Reform. Read More...

First modular ‘airspace’ development built

Monday 29 April 2019

Click Properties have used forward thinking and innovative approaches to produce a recent development in South London thanks to a consultation that was commented on by NAEA Propertymark to ‘make effective use of previously developed land and buildings’

The development, within Battersea’s Nine Elms regeneration area is the first of its kind to be finished since the Government announcement was made six months ago following a consultation in which NAEA Propertymark responded.

In April 2016, the government’s consultation upward extensions in London proposed a new permitted development right to extend certain existing buildings upwards to provide additional, well designed, new homes to meet local housing need.

NAEA Propertymark were conditionally supportive of the conceptive and responded to the consultation to say that the best way to increase housing supply is to encourage the building of every type of home so building upwards on existing premises is a viable option to help to increase housing supply whilst protecting open spaces, which are at a premium in London. You can read the full response here.

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Click Properties says that they are ‘building homes for the future’ using MMC. MMC offers solutions which can be used to reduce construction time and promote sustainable development, as well as offering cost savings and generally falls into the below categories:

  • Volumetric or Modular Construction 
    The production of three-dimensional units which can consist of timber frame, light gauge steel and concrete or composite constructions.
  • Panelised
    Panel units which are assembled to produce a 3D structure. The panels generally consist of wall, floor and roof units and are sometimes referred to as cassettes. 
  • Closed Panels 
    Installation of lining materials and insulation which may be constructed of timber, steel frame or concrete panels. Panels often include services, windows, doors and finishes. 
  • Open Panel Systems 
    Open panel systems do not include insulation, lining boards or vapour control layers etc. These are applied to a steel frame, together with any external cladding and internal finishing.

Propertymark resources

Members of NAEA Propertymark can access a range of help and guidance to assist them in their day-to-day jobs aw well as keeping you up-to-date with legislation changes, providing information leaflets for both you and your customers and much more. To view the resources available, log in to the members area here.