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The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 28-31 March 2019, The NEC, Birmingham

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place from 28-31 March 2019, at The NEC, Birmingham.

Providing a wealth of industry knowledge from more than 500 exhibitors and 16 free daily seminars and masterclasses, the event is a premium showcase of cutting-edge products and services by specialist companies from a wide variety of industries including kitchens; bathrooms; doors and windows; extensions and conversions; eco and heating; architecture; design; financial services; planning permissions and many more. People can also interact with real case studies to find out the most common obstacles they might face during their self-build and renovation process.

The Advice Centre, a drop-in clinic for personalised, impartial guidance, is open to people who are keen to run ideas past industry leading specialists with years of experience in their fields. This section will see the return of the Ask the Builder area, where members of the Federation of Master Builders will offer tips to visitors on hiring accredited, highly skilled construction workers. 

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Government confirm council funding to crack down on rogue landlords

More than 50 councils across the country will share nearly £2.4 million of extra funding to crack down on rogue landlords, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced.

Whilst the majority of landlords provide decent homes for their tenants, the cash boost will enable local councils to step up action against the small minority who continue to flout the law and force vulnerable tenants such as young families to live in inadequate or unsafe housing.

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Nehemiah-HA

West Midlands-based Nehemiah Housing Association ended 2018 on a high, having recently taken ownership of 118 properties in Wolverhampton, after completing a competitive bid process to take ownership of the properties from PA Housing.

This takes Nehemiah's portfolio to 1,243 homes in the West Midlands and includes 492 properties across Wolverhampton for single people and families, McCalla House Retirement scheme in Graiseley and Seacole Court Young families scheme in Whitmore Reams and the newly acquired Shanti Niketan 26 bedroom sheltered scheme in Blakenhall from PA Housing.

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roof damage household disasters

A British winter can be harsh and unforgiving. Winter’s harsh weather can wreak havoc on a home if you aren’t prepared. It’s always best to be proactive against winter rather than reactive. HAmag.co.uk hear from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), learning what the most common problems their builders have faced over the christmas period; keep an eye out for such problems within your own home!

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Homeless

201 housing associations have pledged to tackle homelessness by signing the Commitment to Refer, an initiative launched by the National Housing Federation in October 2018.

Following the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act in October 2018, many housing associations expressed a strong desire to support the Act and work together with local authorities to tackle causes of homelessness in their community.

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Housebuilding Forum

The challenges in delivering the homes that we want and need are complex. Our homes impact our wellbeing at every level. We are currently inviting submissions to present from those leading lights that put people at the heart of all that they do, in the design, build and delivery of homes in the UK.  The philosophy behind the programme is ‘while it may be difficult we shouldn’t settle for less’.  We are all well-versed in the problems so the forum will be refreshingly solutions-based.

The vibrant, interactive forum will equip you with the latest best practice in the design, build and delivery of homes that meet the needs of every demographic. It will bring together the stakeholders responsible for delivering the most innovative projects and create the perfect environment for you to network, develop valuable business connections, and explore solutions for the many design, construction and funding challenges that UK housing is facing. 

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