Category Archives: Building & Construction

House Building

Houses and House Building in the UK

There are claims and counter claims in the house building industry of how many houses need to be built each year in the UK.

The Barker report states that at least 240,000 should be built every year as a minimum amount to keep the property market and home supply stable, in fact the industry has struggled years after year to construct around half that number.

Whilst the clamour for building new homes goes on, and the Government nominates designated areas for building more new towns, other voices are being heard Continue reading House Building

Building Roads in Britain

Building Roads in Britain

In 1949 the Special Roads Act was passed, giving Governmental go-ahead for the construction & Building of new trunk roads and begin building the first motorways, with the prospect of a 1000 mile system.

This was to be Britain’s second centrally funded system of a nationwide road network, the first having been constructed by the occupying Roman Empire.

It is unlikely the intervening 1,500 years just flew by, because given the state of roads in the country generally, travelling would have been Continue reading Building Roads in Britain