Going offsite is the solution to the UK’s housing crisis: Discuss

Well, not quite the only solution but offsite is certainly a solution that can shake things up, says Ian Pannell of Buildoffsite

Persimmon chairman resigns over £800m LTIP bonus scheme

Persimmon's chairman Nicholas Wrigley has resigned over his failure to cap a controversial bonus scheme that will see the housebuilder's chief executive receive a £128m payout

Exporting Ireland: Offsite, digital and the future of Irish construction

PBC Today talks to Enterprise Ireland’s John Hunt, about the role of offsite and in improving efficiency, delivering “wow factor” and tackling the housing crisis on both sides of the Irish Sea
Build to Rent

Build to Rent Newhall Square project underway

Spitfire Urbane and Legal & General have announced that work is now officially underway at the £53m Build to Rent (BTR) project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
planning departments

Council planning departments missing out on £70m, LGA warns

Council planning departments are set to miss out on an extra £70m by the end of the financial year, ‘hampering’ their ability to process applications, if the Government does not urgently bring forward measures to increase planning fees, the LGA has warned

Building on efficiency foundations

With housebuilders facing the pressures of rising demand, growing skills shortages and higher costs, Jason Ruddle of Elecosoft says it is time for a greater focus on improving efficiency
Modular Construction

The Meteoric Rise of Modular Construction

As Theresa May calls on developers across Britain to play their part in tackling a critical shortage of affordable homes, it’s clear the UK’s housing crisis is still very much at boiling point. With the need to find a viable solution that will reduce build time, cut costs and meet environmental specifications, both government bodies and housing developers face a challenge - but could modular housing be the answer?
tender prices

Scottish housing tender prices rising

Tender prices for social housing in Scotland have begun to rise since the beginning of 2017 following a year of minute change
foreign labour

Research illustrates importance of foreign labour in UK housebuilding

Housebuilders in the UK are heavily reliant on foreign labour and will need continued access to skilled EU workers post Brexit to deliver the Government’s housing targets a new census of the workforce shows
Planning Delivery Fund

£25m Planning Delivery Fund opens to local authorities

A new £25m Planning Delivery Fund to help local authorities delivery housing and infrastructure has opened for bids
offsite construction

Can offsite construction solve the UK housing crisis?

It’s no secret that the UK faces a severe housing shortage. Kim Vernau of BLP Insurance examines how offsite construction can help to bridge the gap
new build

CCNH celebrates CTSI approval in new build sector

The Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) celebrated its formal approval by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme at Westminster this week
Steel Framing Systems

Rethinking construction

Steel Framing Systems (SFS) make up a substantial part of the offsite solutions portfolio – from structural panels to complete frames, plus a variety of roofing, volumetric modular options and infill walling applications. Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades, shares his perspective on the budget and how the industry can meet the specified target of 300,000 homes per year by 2025
draft London Plan

Khan launches draft London Plan to increase housing capacity

Sadiq Khan is ready to ‘rip up’ planning rules in challenging housebuilders to develop affordable housing sites at higher densities to substantially increase capacity in London

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