In 1980, a Yorkshire solicitor spoke up at a Green Party conference regarding the difficulty in finding a mortgage for a property needing extensive renovation – the result was the Ecology Building Society.
How many of you working on LEED projects have found yourself spending more time on tracking and managing the required documentation than the actual sustainable design and construction components of…
A new study finally provides hard data indicating that green homes equipped with energy efficient features are far less likely to succumb to default than their traditional peers. A research team led by Nikhil Kaza of the University of North Caroli …
What progress has been made on creating a more sustainable housing market since JRF published its Housing Market Taskforce report?
Housing construction has been flagging in recent years, but new research suggests the government has helped boost the number of affordable homes being built in the UK. The National House-Building Council (NHBC) found that almost 3,000 new affordable homes were registered in February this year, up nearly 120% on the figure of 1,373 in the […]
The financial model for affordable housing in place since the 1980s is ‘dead’ due in part to the government’s welfare policies, an expert has warned. Andrew Heywood, a housing consultant and former deputy head of policy at the Council of Mortgage Lenders, said the future of funding for affordable housing is uncertain, creating ‘real problems’ […]
Milton Keynes has lots of low cost housing available for people of all ages with varying incomes.
Housing associations could generate £5.6 billion extra a year from their asset bases with no impact on government subsidy costs, it is claimed
It was heralded as an answer to the housing crisis, so why is the idea of a self-build revolution proving unpopular?
Councils urged to understand need for new, better-quality and greener living Self build homes should play a key part in any new Garden Cities or major urban extensions. This is one of the main conclusions of a new report published by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). ‘Creating Garden Cities and Suburbs Today – […]