Science & Industrial Strategy Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that the energy usage of new buildings will be halved by 2030. The pledge was outlined in an extensive speech on science and the industrial strategy, delivered by May on 21 May at the Jodrell Bank radio telescope observatory in Cheshire.
TF Cheaper & Quicker According to a study by cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK, timber frame construction is marginally cheaper than masonry but substantially quicker for affordable housing. They claim it as the industry’s first such construction cost comparison report.
PIP Applications From Friday 1 June applications for permission in principle (PIP) for small housing developments can be made to local authorities in England. Detailed guidance is available here.
Pilot Scheme Launched June 14th marked an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative – it’s Pilot Scheme was officially launched in Windsor.
Architects & Housebuilders Failing By not sufficiently considering overheating problems, architects and house builders are letting down the environmental performance of otherwise energy efficient new homes and reducing occupier wellbeing.
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.
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..
Training for Innovations Needed The construction industry is changing and needs a workforce that is trained in new and innovative offsite methods to meet the sector’s future needs. …
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 […]
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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