Category: House Building

Sisk Awarded largest ever construction contract at Wembley Park

Wembley Park

Image: Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain and Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son, sign contract for Canada Gardens scheme at Wembley Gardens. John Sisk & Son has been awarded a £211m construction contract by developer Quintain for its Wembley Park Canada Gardens development in London. This is the largest ever-awarded contract at […]

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Glenveagh Properties seek stock market funding to build 2,000 homes

Glenveagh Properties

Glenveagh Properties, a new Irish housebuilder backed by US private equity firm Oaktree Capital, is seeking finance for housing development by raising funds on the Dublin and London stock markets. Glenveigh, which comprises properties accumulated by Oaktree Captial in Ireland as well as the assets of Maynooth builder Bridgedale, has approximately 1,700 shovel-ready units. It states […]

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LAYHER IRELAND MOVES INTO THE HOUSEBUILDING SECTOR 

Layher Ireland

Following its successful launch into the Irish market in early 2016, scaffolding specialist Layher Ireland continues to expand its reach into a range of building and construction sectors. Housebuilding is one of the principal areas where the benefits of the safety and design versatility of the company’s scaffolding, access and protection systems are being demonstrated. A good example can currently be found at Swords, County Dublin, where contractor Ainscaff is one […]

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The Housing Agency Report 2017

The Housing Agency

National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand and Outlook of 2017 – 2018. Key points New Builds Sufficient development land – Construction Growth – Progress in unfinished estate completions Sales Residential sales decline in 2016 – House price increases slower Rental Sector Rents rise across country – New rent highs in Dublin. Affordability problems in particular […]

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Help to Buy Scheme – 120 applications in first 12 hours

Help to Buy scheme

Ten applications per hour as Help to Buy Scheme opens Help to Buy scheme gets off to a quick start with some 120 first time buyers submitting applications in first 12 hours of it opening, according to the Revenue Commissioners. The Government’s first time buyers Budget 2017 incentive came into legislation in the new year. […]

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Statement from Construction Industry Federation on Central Bank mortgage review

Construction Industry Federation

Tom Parlon, CIF Director General Following the review of mortgage measures announced by the Central Bank today, CIF Director General, Tom Parlon, stated: “The CIF recognises that the Central Bank’s macro-prudential rules are part of a necessary regulatory framework within the Irish banking system. Today’s changes to the deposit rules may assist first-time buyers in […]

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Central Bank mortgage requirement changes are boost for Irish house building

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What Central Bank new mortgage measures mean for Irish construction industry Key changes designed “to improve the sustainability and effectiveness of the current framework” The Ceiling on the loan to value (LTV) ratio for all first time buyers to be set at 90%, from the current 90% for loans up to €220,000 and 80% for […]

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