The Housing Forum at HOMES UK 2019

19 November 2019




The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES UK 2019.


HOMES UK will look at the entire ecosystem of home building and maintenance for every type of accommodation in the UK, from affordable to market sale and the rapidly growing build to rent, student, co-living and retirement sectors.


Taking place at the ExCel in London, the conference will welcome 6,000+ attendees, 200+ exhibitors and hear from 350+ speakers spanning 7 theatres on innovations in the way we design, deliver and maintain homes in communities where people want to live.


The Housing Forum will be taking part in two sessions at the conference:



Wednesday 27 November


The quality debate: Government’s challenge to housebuilders


Wed 27 Nov 2019 13:45 - 14:30

Keynote Theatre 


With the Government’s commitment to increase the supply of housing, this session will consider the changes in policy and industry practice needed to put quality at the centre of housebuilding.


Chair: Shelagh Grant - Chief Executive, The Housing Forum



  • Steve Wood - Chief Executive, NHBC

  • Alex Ely - Founder, Mae Architects

  • Stephen Teagle - Chief Executive, Galliford Try Partnerships and Chair of The Housing Forum.

  • Laura Tracey - Associate Director, CBRE


Learn more here



Thursday 29 November


Fit for the Future: Towards sustainable and affordable homes using modular construction


Thu 28 Nov 2019 11:00 - 11:45

Fusion21 Buy Smarter Theatre


To address the shortage of high-quality and affordable homes, this session will look at the challenges the industry faces whilst exploring how modern methods of construction can be used to improve standards while reducing build times. Experts will review the latest developments in research, policy and products that are enabling more intelligent and environmentally-friendly methods of construction.


Chair: Dr John Beckford - Fusion21



  • Dr Corina Shika Kwami - The Royal Academy of Engineering

  • Jeff Endean - Cast Consultancy

  • Michael Cleaver - 4i Solutions and editor of The Housing Forum's 'MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers'

  • Simon Walker - Homes by Carlton


Learn more here