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 […]
Fixing our Broken Housing Market This is the title of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) White Paper, issued on 7th February 2017. Highlighting a path to improve housing supply, it implicitly criticises the construction industry’s failure to deliver. While recognising some of the industries risks, it fails to show how these may […]
Chinese to unlock opportunities with 25,000 homes A major Chinese building materials company has become the latest player to tackle the UK housing crisis with an unprecedented plan to build six prefabricated home factories that will pump out 25,000 low-energy dwellings a year by 2022.
80% Less SME Builder Developers than 1988 According to the HBF there are 80 per cent fewer small and medium sized enterprises in the industry today than in 1988. Almost worse is that prospective new entrants are confronted by a planning system that discourages entrepreneurialism.
New Private Rented Sector With their focus on innovation, design, sustainability and tenant satisfaction, todays institutional led ‘Build to Rent’ sector is creating a new image as well as
Off-site” to provide long term protection By strengthening its offsite capabilities to reduce reliance on onsite trades, Willmott Dixon aims to shore up the future of its residential construction business
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How Many People Does it Take to Build a House? According to the latest report from leading Built Asset Consultancy E C Harris, from data collected over the last 15 years there is a relatively simple equation governing housing output in the UK: each unit built requires 1.5 full-time equivalent workers for a year – […]
According to KPMG and Shelter, first time buyers in London need a minimum salary of £77,000, but only earn £27,999 on average. Similar problems exist around the world. Pocket Living’s 24 storey 83 unit scheme, Wandsworth Avoiding the Trap Many people in their late thirties and early forties consider themselves trapped in a cycle of […]
By 2031 England needs to increase its housing stock by 20%, i.e. between 240,000 and 245,000 additional homes will be required each year just to meet newly arising demand. Local authority returns to the DCLG suggest brownfield land can provide up to 200,000 of these. Supplying new homes on brownfield sites is a key part […]
Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist at the RICS, reports that uncertainty in the run up to the General election saw new instructions fall and house prices rise in all parts of the UK during April. Decline in Supply With data showing a third consecutive month’s decline in the overall supply of houses for sale, house prices […]