HOUSEBUILDING

urban regeneration

Is urban regeneration worth the effort?

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights the key points raised at an interactive discussion organised for industry peers on whether regeneration can really work in practice to alleviate pressure on the housing market
Timber frame market

Scotframe’s impressive growth mirrors that of the timber frame market

Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe, discusses the company’s expansion into England as demand for timber frame homes continues to gain momentum.
Liverpool Waters

£5bn Liverpool Waters project welcomes international property developer

International development company, Romal Capital, has now completed the steel superstructure at its Quay Central building within Liverpool Waters’ Central Dock neighbourhood
Housebuilding

Improving productivity in housebuilding through BatiScript

Mobile, hand-held technology fostering greater collaboration and efficiency could have a crucial role in boosting productivity in housebuilding.
3D-printed house

World’s first family to move into 3D-printed house

In a world first, a family in France has moved into a 3D-printed house. The prototype property consists of four bedrooms and is an effort to speed up housebuilding and assist affordability
offsite homes

Think tank report’s vision will require more offsite homes says Actis

A new campaigning think tank report suggesting a radical rethink into how the UK manages the housing market will require an increase in offsite construction, says insulation specialist Actis
construction sector deal

Government unveil details of £420m construction sector deal

In further details released by the government, the construction sector deal identifies a vision to build new homes faster and a commitment to using digital technologies
modular construction

Construction company responds to rise in demand for modular construction

Seven Oaks Timber Frame, part of JG Hale Construction, is to be turned into a separate limited company and rebranded as Seven Oaks Modular in a move that reflects the increasing demand for modular construction solutions in the UK
Turley's manchester planning team

Director announced for Turley’s Manchester planning team

Mike O'Brien has been appointed as director for Turley's northern planning team based in Manchester.
Community Housing Fund

Community Housing Fund to boost affordable housing

The Government has launched an affordable housing fund that will help unite communities to build and refurbish the affordable housing they need
social housing

LGA calls for action to tackle ‘historic low’ social housing figures

The definition of “affordable housing” must incorporate homes for social rent in upcoming government changes to planning policy to combat the low numbers of social rented homes across the country, the Local Government Association says today (2 July)
self build

Thoughts that keep every self builder up at night

Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer from More4’s ‘Building the Dream’ and guest expert at The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London), shares his challenges around self building and offers tips on how to overcome them from his experience of being sleepless in the Cotswolds, fretting about his own new project.
New Homes Ombudsman

New Homes Ombudsman should be mandatory for housebuilders

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has set out proposals for a New Homes Ombudsman to help provide better redress for dissatisfied home buyers
modular homes

Ilke homes secures partnerships to deliver additional modular homes

ilke Homes, a British modular homes business, has announced partnerships to deliver an additional 56 new modular properties across the UK

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