Developers -v- LA’s: The New Competition
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Is this ‘Diversity’ & ‘Stimulation’? The Prime Ministers removal of the local authority borrowing cap during last year’s party conference was a cause for concern among property developers. In many ways it was a pragmatic step – one many described as long overdue. In theory it serves to diversify the housing market, stimulate industry capacity […]

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Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly?
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Disillusioned Buyers In March 2017, an article by Julie Kollewe in The Guardian compared UK construction standards to those abroad – and talked to buyers deeply disillusioned by their experiences. More than half of buyers of newly built homes in England were reported to have had major problems. With various reports since then indicating that […]

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Offsite to double in next 5 years
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Lack of Knowledge Two thirds of construction bosses expect to double the amount of construction work they carry out using offsite manufacturing (OSM) over the next five years, although the cost of investment and a lack of knowledge is currently holding the sector back. That’s according to a survey of 31 executives from the UK’s […]

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Offsite Technology – Disruptor or Major Progression ?  – Off-Site Hub
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From Latham to Farmer … and Beyond! Every major review of the construction industry has in some way recommended a move towards offsite construction – from the kind of partnering essential for innovation in offsite suggested by Latham way back in 1994, the capital investment into research and development recommended by Egan in 1998 and […]

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Virtual reality show home  – UK Construction ON LINE
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No Need for Show Homes A new experience, which it is claimed will revolutionise home buying, has been developed by Citu and Leeds Beckett University. Working together on a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, Citu and Leeds Beckett University academics have developed a digital platform which removes the need for traditional bricks and mortar […]

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