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Despite a fall in construction activity at the start of 2023, surveyors in Scotland are predicting sector growth for the first time in almost a year while another survey has highlighted a rebound in repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) work for construction SMEs.

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The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i

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Homeowners must plan up to seven months ahead if they want a successful home improvement project, according to new research. Existing research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) revealed that consumers should expect to wait at least four months’ for a quality builder to be available.

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More landlords who rent out their homes on ‘Airbnb-style’ websites spend their takings on holidays than reinvest their earnings in home improvement projects, according to new research. A study by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) into the spending patterns of landlords who use short-term h

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Building more co-living developments and micro-homes in urban areas top the list of people’s preferred solutions to the housing crisis according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), while building on the greenbelt is the least favoured solution. The FMB asked 2,000 home owne

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