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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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RR14 Beyond location, location, location: priorities of new-home buyers

This report examines the buying decisions of purchasers of new-build homes. It identifies a set of core priorities and shows what is important to different buyer types (first-time buyers, upsizers, relocators and downsizers). Low maintenance, off-street parking, location and a new home warranty feature as top priorities.

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Beyond location, location, location: priorities of new-home buyers

Property buyers are choosing new-build homes because they meet a…

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Foundation Facts Issue 11

Foundation Facts provides an essential overview of the latest in…

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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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Recent Publications

RR13

Making spaces for play: on new suburban and town developments

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

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NF79

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

This research looks at the reasons why the over-55s move and what types of homes they buy...

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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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Foundation Facts

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

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