Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose business is the building of houses; specifically, a carpenter who gives special attention to the construction of wooden dwelling-houses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who builds houses, particularly one who does so professionally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who builds houses as a business
  • noun someone who builds houses as a business

Etymologies

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Blend of house and builder

Examples

  • But strictly it is not the cause-without qualification-of anything; for instance, a housebuilder is the cause of a house; incidentally, a fluteplayer may be so.

    Physics

  • The mantra is "Quality over quantity" - including in terms of financial returns, by avoiding pushing sales so hard that margins are impacted - and looking at the business as a developer as well as a housebuilder are the twin prongs of the plan, said Mr Redfern.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Friday: Bellway, the housebuilder which is due to issue an interim management statement at the end of this week, should report that volumes for the first quarter of its financial year remained relatively flat, according to Numis, which also expects the company to say that some price inflation, particularly in southern areas, was beginning to feed through.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Julie Smith, regional sales director for Morris, said: "Buying a brand new home direct from a housebuilder is a lot simpler than buying a second hand property.

    Advice for first time buyers in Wolverhampton | Easier

  • This month alone RBS has added big equity stakes in Italian yacht manufacturer Ferretti and Miller Group, Britain's largest privately owned housebuilder, to its expanding equity portfolio.

    Bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland controls the fate of many British firms

  • The housebuilder will have to contribute up to 3.5% of the value of the house into the indemnity pot, but the government will guarantee a proportion of any losses. , so it is hard to know what the level of taxpayer liability might involve.

    House building scheme designed to kickstart market unveiled

  • Mr. Osório must also decide what to do about the rest of Lloyds' £190 billion of noncore assets, including £84 billion of commercial real-estate and housebuilder loans.

    All Eyes on Lloyds Bank's 'Special One'

  • Britain's second-biggest housebuilder made a profit before tax of £19. 6m for first six months of the year, against a loss of £68. 9m a year ago, which excluded a £527m writedown in the value of the group's land and work in progress.

    Taylor Wimpey returns to profit

  • The ongoing mortgage shortage coupled with the government's public spending cuts have prompted the housebuilder Persimmon to adopt a cautious approach to buying land for new homes.

    Persimmon holds back from buying land as job cuts hit housing market

  • The housebuilder has now replanned the bulk of its land holdings, with 85% of its plots set aside for traditional two and three-storey housing, for which demand is strongest.

    Persimmon holds back from buying land as job cuts hit housing market

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