Research and insight

HBF reports and analysis

The Home Builders Federation team develops and delivers leading industry research and insight, that delves deeper into the challenges and opportunities facing the home building industry.

From Freedom of Information exercises and data analysis, to original research projects delivered in partnership with leading subject matter experts, our analysis and perspectives are wide ranging and help to influence policy.

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Planning appeals: Researching local authority legal costs

HBF carried out an FOI exercise to discover how much local authorities are spending on legal advice related to planning appeals. The research reveals more than £50 million was spend over three years.

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Watt a Save: The energy performance of new build homes

HBF's research explores the increasing energy performance, and subsequent energy bill and carbon savings of new build homes compared with older properties.

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HBF research, opinion and reports

Our report recommendations and analysis are used to influence policy change, celebrate industry success and inform initiatives.

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