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
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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
Midlands Women in Social Housing

Midlands Women in Social Housing announces upcoming event

The Midlands Women in Social Housing (WISH) group has announced that its next event – the first since its official launch in September – will focus on boosting the number of women in leadership roles
local top up

Government abandons local top up for supported housing

Following the announcement last week that Government is dropping Local Housing Allowance rates from the funding mechanism for supported housing, the Committees have now received the full response from Government to their joint report
supported housing

Government outlines new strategy for supported housing

The government has acknowledged that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach won’t work for the funding of supported housing
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New housing strategy to reintegrate extremists

According to reports The Home Office is looking at a new strategy to reintegrate extremists who – depending on assessment – could take priority on housing waiting lists
Local Housing Allowance

May confirms Local Housing Allowance cap ‘will not apply’ to supported housing

PM Theresa May has announced that the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap will not apply to supported housing
State of housing

Report: State of housing across the EU is ‘critical’

Research has shown that the state of housing across the EU is ‘critical’, as growth recovery sees house prices rising faster than income in most member states
retrofit fire sprinkler systems

Do we need to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing?

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, there have been widespread calls to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing. BAFSA supports this principle – but Chief Executive Keith MacGillivray cautions against a rush to install systems that do not meet British Standards
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
offsite timber construction

Unlocking the full potential of offsite timber construction

Offsite timber construction could meet much of the government’s target for new housing, says Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the Structural Timber Association
regeneration revolution

Corbyn pledges regeneration revolution on social housing

During the Labour Party conference Jeremy Corbyn pitched a regeneration revolution, promising tenants a return ‘home’ to the same site on the same terms
social housing tenants

Social housing tenants ‘struggling’ in Scotland

According to a new report, social housing tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it harder for them to find and retain a home
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Guarantees in roofing products

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

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