A senior industry source said the annual payment to the housebuilders was a way to keep them “sweet” and ensure they remained NHBC customers. The source also said that the system is open to abuse, and there were at least two occasions since 2010 when a major housebuilder asked for an extra or increased payment which was approved by NHBC. … [Read more...] about New homes warranty firm pays millions to leading homebuilders
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“There was no turf laid in the back garden, the back door wasn’t hung properly and I could still see daylight through the UPVC. The lounge hadn’t been fully plastered or painted, nor had the house been carpeted. They had installed the wrong kitchen units and splashback and fitted the wrong utility cupboards. The sales adviser who showed me around was the one who had originally selected my kitchen choices … she hadn’t even bothered to pre-warn me.” … [Read more...] about How buying a Bovis home came with hundreds of snags
A silent witness to sufferingWhen the boys go back to Kinchela for commemorations, such as the 90th anniversary three years ago, both Richard and Michael zero in on that big old Moreton Bay fig tree in the grounds of the former home, which is now a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. … [Read more...] about Kinchela Boys Home survivors tell of removals, sexual abuse and redemption
"Thanks to an improving economy and a competitive real estate market, many people are choosing to improve their homes through upgrades, additions and landscaping," said Schoppenhorst. "And, because the home improvement industry is robust, there are excellent job opportunities available for skilled professionals. In fact, Georgia's Department of Labor is predicting the state's largest percentage increase in available jobs for 2018 will be for 'specialty trade contractors' such as electricians, construction workers and plumbers. To help inform our attendees about education and job opportunities, we have invited representatives from the Technical College System of Georgia to participate in the Show and let people know about the various degrees, diplomas and certificate programs available at Georgia colleges in such areas as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, construction management and much more. We will also have members of NARI Atlanta on hand (the National Association of the Remodeling … [Read more...] about DeKalb Gardening Pros to Speak at the 34th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre
More than 175 years later, King George VI (acting officially as the king of Canada) and Queen Elizabeth (the mother of the current monarch) undertook a royal tour by train shortly before World War II broke out, the first time a reigning monarch of Britain had set foot in this land, more than 40 times the size of the mother country. There was some thought given the next year, as Britain girded for a possible German invasion, of relocating the king, the queen and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret to Canada, but the notion was abandoned. … [Read more...] about Harry and Meghan could call Canada home. Do they even like hockey?