HOUSEBUILDING

build to rent

Build to rent development in Birmingham gains funding

Financial service Legal & General has agreed to fund a major Birmingham build to rent (BTR) development site known as Newhall Square for £53m
Self-builders

Self-builders in the UK ‘enjoy more space for less money’

Latest figures suggest that self-builders in the UK are doubling the size of their homes while paying up to 27% less than the price of an existing house or new build
Clean Growth Strategy

Housing specialists respond to Clean Growth Strategy

The government’s announcement of the Clean Growth Strategy has outlined how the UK aims to cut carbon emissions to combat climate change while continuing to drive economic growth
London boroughs

London boroughs estimated to fall short of housing needs

According to a new report, outer London boroughs in transport zones 5 and 6 are expected to build just 17% of the homes required in 2017
housing development

Construction company awarded contract for housing development

Interserve has signed a contract with residential developer Dandara worth over £70m for a major build to rent housing development consisting of 744 apartments in Leeds
Regeneration project

Regeneration project transforms ‘troubled’ estate

A former council estate in Plymouth is part-way through a major regeneration which is giving its new and returning residents a feeling of security and sense of pride about their new community
offsite construction solutions

Can offsite construction solutions kick-start a housing revolution?

The Greater London Authority’s Designed, Sealed, Delivered report calls on Mayor Sadiq Khan to kick-start a “housing revolution” through offsite construction solutions. Tim Hall of Buildoffsite offers his thoughts
council house

May to announce council house expansion

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to reveal plans for a ‘significant’ increase in the building of council houses as part of her closing speech in today’s Manchester conference
Concrete Bricks

Accounting for Movement of Concrete Bricks

Premier Guarantee Technical Standards Manager, John Gilbert, highlights the measures you can take to account for movement of concrete bricks in your projects
SME developers

Investment to tackle access to finance for SME developers in Wales

According to FMB Cymru, the Welsh Government’s pledge to improve access to finance for SME developers will boost house building
roofing products

Guarantees in roofing products

Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles, explains how roofing products can help ease the oncoming storm
social rented homes

Government ‘neglects’ social rented homes

According to the National Housing Federation (NHF), the government must act urgently to address the lack of new housing and social rented homes
concrete and masonry

Concrete and masonry – Building resilience in the urban environment

Guy Thompson of the Concrete Centre looks at the need to build resilience into the urban landscape and key infrastructure using concrete and masonry
London YIMBY

London YIMBY – A new approach to tackling the housing crisis

The YIMBY campaign aims to get the right homes in the right places by giving individual streets new powers over planning. London YIMBY's John Myers explains