Housing Specification Blog

July, 2012

Does the state of your home affect your happiness?

July 31, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Housing Issues

The state of our houses directly impacts our happiness, says ONS survey. Click on image for original source.

Happiness is an emotion created by a number of complex factors.Fundamentally, a person’s wellbeing can be traced to their immediate environment; where they live, sleep and eat. Earlier this week the ONS published ‘Measuring the National Well-Being – Where We Live 2012’, which presents the housing conditions that affect our day to day happiness. Housing […]

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Brits really do like to be beside the seaside

July 30, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Housing Issues

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Sea air, fish and chips and the sound of the seagulls – Brits are upping sticks and heading for the coast, where property prices are on the increase. Despite today’s announcement that UK property prices have fallen for the first time in seven months, coastal homes are still experiencing a surge in price and popularity. […]

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A Self Build Revolution?

July 27, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Planning & Legislation

Boris Johnson says that the scheme will contribute to a new "London Vernacular". Click on image for original source.

Who hasn’t dreamt of designing and building their own home? Perhaps it would feature a swimming pool, or maybe a library with a roaring open fire? The list could go on. This exciting idea does have some substance – and it could be the solution to Britain’s shortfall in housing supply. London Mayor Boris Johnson […]

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Northstowe, Cambridgeshire’s New ‘Eco-Town’?

July 26, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Housing Design

A vision of Northstowe. Click on the image for original source.

Northstowe, a proposed new town in Cambridgeshire, has won planning approval. Five miles north-west of Cambridge, Northstowe will provide around 10,000 new homes and many other lifestyle facilities. The town, which will eventually be home to 25,000 people, is due to be built on a golf course, farmland and the former RAF Oakington Barracks site. […]

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The definitive guide to rooflights

July 25, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Innovations

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Today Housing Specification welcomes Paul Trace from Lumen Lights into the blogspot limelight. Here he offers some practical guidance to you help choose the right rooflight for your home. For the full article click ‘read more’. Choosing the right rooflight for your property The rooflight is an ingenious concept that introduces natural light into a […]

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