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New research carried out by the Home Builders Federation has found that the cost of upgrading an older property to the same standard as a new build home could be as much as £50,000. The publication of the data comes at the launch of this year’s New Homes Week which aims to highlight the many benefits for […]

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Pennyfarthing Homes were delighted to be placed at No.61 in the 18th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100. The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits over their latest three years. Fast Track is a leading research and events company that has created a […]

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Starter Homes scheme If you're a first-time buyer under 40 years old, the Government's Starter Homes initiative could be right up your street. What is Starter Homes? Starter Homes is a government initiative that aims to provide 200,000 discounted new-build homes to first-time buyers in England by 2020. (This will, however, count towards a wider […]

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A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and is essential for saving a life. In December Jenny Neal handed over the defibrillator to the school, which will be in […]

Gender diversity in the construction industry is incredibly low!
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Women make up just 11% of the entire workforce, but this figure includes many who work behind a desk, in design, management or administration roles. On building sites themselves, it is estimated that 99% of workers are men. The UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe and only 14% of entrants to […]

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Mission Christmas kick-starts this month Mission Christmas is the largest Christmas toy appeal in the UK and starts this month. Wave 105’s charity Cash for Kids, is urging people to help support children along the south coast, living in poverty, by buying an extra gift for a disadvantaged child this year in aid of Mission […]

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As cities grow and lifestyle demands change, the homes we decide to live in will need to change as well. In fact, we are already starting to see the future of the housing alternatives. Such as self-healing concrete, which will mean that the hard to reach areas of a building will be able to maintain itself.  This […]

It’s not all building sites and hard hats! Here are 5 reasons why jobs in construction might not be what you’d expect.
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The construction industry is all building sites and hard hats, right? Wrong! Work in the world of construction careers and you could end up designing wind farms out at sea, or masterminding ground-breaking engineering projects. Here are five eye-opening facts about working in the fast-paced world of construction and engineering… 1: You don't have be […]

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Get your foot on the ladder  Saving for a deposit to buy your first home can seem almost impossible (especially across Hampshire). The government-led Help to Buy scheme could help you get on the property ladder with just a 5% deposit! You wont have to worry about the costs of doing your home up when […]