Homes & Housing

10,000 p.a. Modular Home Target  – Construction Manager
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Modular SIPs for LCC Developer-constructor Low Carbon Construction plans to build 10,000 affordable homes a year using its modular SIPs system. Owner Simon Allso explains his ambitions and his thinking to Will Mann of Construction Manager.

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Modular House for URBAN SPLASH
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Clean Contemporary Look “The latest model of factory-built home for developer Urban Splash has a clean, contemporary look”, says AJ’s Rob Wilson, as reported by Offsite Hub..

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London Funds Offsite Homes Standardisation – Off-Site Hub
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Solving the Capital’s Housing Crisis The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is funding a project promoting the standardisation of precision manufactured homes in a bid to solve the capital’s housing crisis. Khan outlined his plans in a letter former Deputy Mayor of London and London Assembly member Nicky Gavron. The project is to be led […]

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Green Building Materials Market – Design & Construction Network (DCN)
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Significant Growth Forecast Writing in DCN, electrical contractor Ravindra Patil forecasts significant growth rates for these markets over the next 4 years. Green buildings, also known as sustainable buildings or green construction are buildings that make use of environment-friendly and resource-efficient processes for their designing, construction, maintenance, renovation, and operation throughout their lifecycle.

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Mini Living – BMW
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BMW’s Real Estate Venture According to Joe Quirke writing in Global Construction Review, BMW has its sights set on real estate development. With work due to start on site imminently, their first project will be mini-apartments in a mixed-use “urban hotspot” located in a former paint factory in the Jing’an District of central Shanghai.

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20,000 refugee homes in Kenya – Japanese architect design
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Tokyo architect Best known for his work with low-cost materials like cardboard and shelters for disaster victims, Shigeru Ban has signed an agreement to design up to 20,000 homes for people in the Kalobeyei Refugee Camp in Kenya. His involvement came after hearing of the immense challenges facing humanitarian agencies in providing shelter to tens […]

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Each Home Counts – Bonfield Report – Review of Home Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
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In December 2016 Dr Peter Bonfield of BRE published his independent review for the Secretaries of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It had been jointly commissioned by them to […]

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‘Vertical Village’ for Antwerp – Danish Architect 15,000m2 scheme
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Creating a Social, Elevated Community Aiming to redefine the apartment block as a “social, elevated community”, Danish architect CF Møller’s 15,000 square metre tower breaks with the traditional multi-storey building, which isolate residents. Instead it is designed as a “sustainable, collectively-oriented community in which social encounters are created using a wide range of architectural features”

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ZED Pods for Car Parks – Is this really new?
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ZED Villages According to Shelter, over ¼ million people in England are homeless. 53,480 families in England live in temporary accommodation. Now on display at BRE’s Innovation Park Bill Dunster’s ZED Factory has now spawned ZED Pods Ltd to offer ‘snap together’ houses above car parks. It aims to create ‘pop-up villages’ made from cheap, […]

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House Prices Rise – but transactions fall
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Average Price now £218,255 According to the ONS and Land Registry, in January UK house prices rose 6.2% year-on-year, up from 5.7% recorded in December. • By nation, house prices grew 6.5% in England, 4.2% in Wales, 4.0% in Scotland and 5.7% in Northern Ireland. • According to region, annual house price increases in England […]

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Graven Hill Exemplars – demand from Self-Builders
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Response to Self-Build Demand Graven Hill, near Bicester, is largest self-build development scheme in the UK. With over half of Britons keen on building their own home, Cherwell District Council decided to create a unique ‘village’ concept. With that in mind, the village has been designed to simplify the planning and development process and enable […]

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