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Moving insights from the over-55s: what homes do they buy?

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Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort

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Multigenerational living: an opportunity for UK house builders?

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Small house builders and developers: current challenges to growth

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NF79 Moving insights from the over-55s: what homes do they buy?

The over-55s are an important and growing segment of the new-build housing market. This research explores the reasons why the over-55s move and whether they chose to downsize, same-size or upsize. Features of new-build homes, including reduced maintenance, low running costs and the availability of warranty, were found to be particularly important to these purchasers.

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Making spaces for play: on new suburban and town developments

New research reveals how child-friendly developments make communities better for…

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Moving insights from the over-55s: what homes do they buy?

Homeowners aged over 55 are almost as likely to upsize…

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Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort

Small tweaks to the design of windows can lead to…

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Making spaces for play: on new suburban and town developments

This new report summarises new work which investigates (through observational analysis) how...

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NF78

Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort

In this guide, the impact of window choice on performance is shown for a range of home types...

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NF77

Multigenerational living: an opportunity for UK house builders?

Identifies a growing trend towards multigenerational living, and a range of practical benefits...

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Foundation Facts

Foundation Facts showcases recent research and guidance completed by the NHBC Foundation.

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