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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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Off-Site to the Fore – Off-Site Hub
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Centre-stage at Housing 2018 Apart from two live builds in the off-site demonstration village there were sessions galore on building better faster. Speakers included Nick Walkley, chief executive, Homes England, Mark Farmer, author, ‘Modernise or Die’ and David Cowans, chief executive, Places for People. Plus a keynote address from The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, […]

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Cheap Skips to Hire Near You! – Skip Hire Price Comparison.
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Cheap Skips to Hire Near You! – Skip Hire Price Comparison. Are you unsure what size skip you might need? You can read our online price and size guides to help you to determine what size skip you might need to hire and how much it should cost you.

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1/3rd Homeowners Prefer Female Trades
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Females Preferred As reported in Construction Buzz #157, a third of UK home owners would rather hire a female builder, as opposed to a male builder, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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More Bungalows Needed
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400,000 Shortfall There will be an estimated shortfall of 400,000 ‘specialist’ homes for older people by 2035, despite strong demand for bungalows. A housing inquiry has called for change.

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Housebuilders Move to Offsite – Construction Buzz
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Lloyds Bank Report Construction Index notes that more than two thirds of house building companies are investing in some kind of modular or prefabricated housing, according to a new survey. House-builders are looking to so-called ‘modern methods of construction’ – doing as much of the work as possible in factories instead of on building sites […]

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Time is Right for Timber – UKConstructionWeek
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Innovative Offsite Needed to Meet Targets Writing in UK Construction Week, Andrew Carpenter, CEO of the Structural Timber Association, explained why innovative timber construction is the only way to meet government housing targets, and why offsite’s key players are lining up to take centre stage.

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2/3rds Housebuilders Invest in Offsite – Construction Manager
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Offsite spend to increase 20% up to 2023 Writing in Construction Manager, Will Mann reports recent research showing that more than two-thirds of housebuilders are investing in modular construction, as the sector aims to improve standards and energy efficiency.

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The WELL Standard – International Well Building Institute
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Recap Last week’s Weekly Insight, which illustrated how and why wood buildings are healthier, cited a relatively new international organisation, the WELL BUILDING INSTITUTE. Having received numerous queries about who and what this is, this week’s edition looks more deeply into this and what it is doing. Although currently primarily applied to commercial and public […]

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Wood Buildings are Healthier – British Woodworking Federation
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Timber’s Biophilia Credentials Iain Mcllwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation draws attention to the growing focus on the health and wellbeing of building occupants. In particular he cites the emergence of the “Well Standard” resulting in the recognition of timber’s strong biophilia credentials.

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Tesla’s 250 MW Solar Powerplant Homes
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“Virtual” Power Plant Tesla has agreed a partnership with the State of South Australia to create a network of 50,000 solar powered homes to create a “virtual power plant”. It aims to fit 250MW of photovoltaic panels to the homes, store excess energy in batteries to cover the hours of darkness and, if there is […]

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