'Building'

Quality Counts Autumn Conference

Date: 16/09/2019

 

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Quality continues to be a major challenge to our industry and levels of performance must be raised for our customers, for safety and for legacy.

 

The Housing Forum is holding a dedicated autumn conference to identify actions to commit to quality throughout the supply chain. The theme of this conference is at the heart of one of the key pledges of The Housing Forum.

 

We will be welcoming 80 delegates who will hear from high profile speakers covering key themes such ...

The Housing Forum's 10-point Manifesto for Housing

Date: 13/09/2019

 

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Chair of The Housing Forum, Stephen Teagle will be visiting the Lib Dem political party conferences this year to present the Housing Forum’s manifesto for housing to policy-makers and politicians.

 

The Housing Forum will be making representations to all parties as we seek to increase both the supply and quality of new homes. We are the only cross-sector, industry-wide organisation that represents the entire housing supply chain as the representative ...

Lovell Partnerships Join The Housing Forum

Date: 21/08/2019

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We are delighted to announce Lovell Partnerships, London has joined The Housing Forum.

 

Lovell is a leading provider of partnership housing with over 45 years’ experience. With offices across the UK, Lovell provides a comprehensive range of services and can offer a full range of options for partners.

 

Lovell is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK regeneration and construction group with revenue of c£2.8 billion and which operates through six ...

The Housing Forum's Hackitt Consultation Response

Date: 31/07/2019

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Thank you to all Housing Forum members and Board members who contributed to The Housing Forum’s response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system’ and to Trowers and Hamlins for a helpful summary and overview.

 

We have long recognised that this is an important issue for organisations involved in the design, procurement and construction delivery of projects and welcome ...

Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission publishes interim report

Date: 09/07/2019

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Make “places not just homes” and transform retail parks into thriving communities, says Commission

 

 

  • Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission publishes interim report.

  • Retail parks and supermarkets could be turned into new ‘mixed’ developments for communities, says report.

  • Calls for great weight on securing beauty in the planning system, for communities to be given an early and more effective voice in ...

Quality Beyond Hackitt: The Affordable Housing Group

Date: 08/05/2019

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Hear from Jim Martin and technical experts on 'Quality Beyond Hackitt' - including an examination of the Mayor of London’s Zero Defect Charter and the work the G15 have commissioned on “After Care” at our upcoming Affordable Housing Group event on Wednesday 22 May.

 

The Housing Forum and NHBC host a biannual Affordable Housing Group event for the housing and construction industry. The free-to-attend event is an opportunity for delegates to update their ...

Senior Sector Leader Appointed as Chair of The Housing Forum

Date: 09/04/2019

 

Stephen Teagle has been appointed as the new Chair of The Housing Forum.

 

Chief Executive of Galliford Try Partnerships, and member of the Executive Board, Stephen brings over 25 years’ experience in the affordable housing sector.

 

In his role as Chair, Stephen will lead the cross-sector membership network for the housing supply chain during a time where the sector is increasingly viewed as fundamental for the country’s future.

 

He takes over from Andy ...

Video: Shelagh Grant Discusses FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract with Professor David Mosey

Date: 22/03/2019

 

Major construction and engineering projects the world over face the challenge of bringing multiple consultants, contractors and specialists together to integrate their work, services and supplies.

 

There are great opportunities not only to reduce disputes but also to improve economic and social value through new contract relationships that integrate team members and that embed learning from one project to another.

 

In response to these challenges, experts in the Centre of ...

The Housing Forum's 2018 Yearbook

Date: 10/12/2018

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We are delighted to announce the launch of The Housing Forum’s annual Yearbook; showcasing the Forum’s achievements in 2018, and previewing our plans for 2019.

 

Launched at The Housing Forum’s Members Morning event on Friday 7 December at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Yearbook provides a detailed summary of how the Forum has influenced the housing agenda during a transformative year for the sector.

 

Chairman of The Housing Forum, and Architectural ...

Michael Cleaver: Time for quality as well as delivery

Date: 18/10/2018

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It’s just over a year since I joined The Housing Forum and time to reflect on the changes we've seen in housing and construction in that time and the way the Forum has responded to and influenced that change.

 

I joined the week following the disaster at Grenfell. The aftermath dominated my first year at the Forum. We are a cross-sector membership organisation and people from all sections of the supply chain were deeply shocked and saddened, but also understood it was a ...

UK Construction Week 2018: Stopping Building Failures

Date: 25/09/2018

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The Housing Forum is delighted to be presenting the findings of our influential report ‘Stopping Building Failures’ at UK Construction Week 2018 (UKCW).


The co-chairs of the working group responsible for the report, Andy Tookey, Managing Director at Baily Garner and Nigel Ostime, Project Delivery Director at Hawkins Brown, will be joined by Austen Reid, Group Director of Development at Clarion and Katie Saunders, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins to discuss how the ...

'Stopping Building Failures' Set to Launch

Date: 09/05/2018

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Our highly anticipated report, 'Stopping Building Failures: How a Collaborative Approach can Improve Quality and Workmanship', is set to be launched next week in London.

 

Co-chaired by Andy Tookey, Managing Director at Baily Garner and Nigel Ostime, Delivery Director Hawkins\Brown, the working group responsible for the report draws directly from the expertise of our member organisations - commercially successful businesses who employ thousands of staff and contribute ...

Construction Manager Previews ‘Stopping Building Failures’

Date: 27/04/2018

 

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In anticipation of The Housing Forum’s latest report ‘Stopping Building Failures’, Construction Manager Magazine have published a preview of the findings in their latest edition.

 

 

Commissioned following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the key report will provide a range of recommendations to address the “significant minority” of residential projects which have serious defects.

 

Responding to Housing Forum Members concerns that ...

New £18m fund to speed up house building

Date: 11/11/2016

 

 

 

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has announced a new £18million fund to accelerate house building in order to provide thousands of new homes where people will want to live.

 

From 11 November 2016 councils are able to bid for a share of the ‘capacity fund’ which is created to tackle planning issues that can cause delays and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.

 

The £18million will help accelerate delivery of up ...

CEO Forum: Shaping the future – The Midlands Housing Offer

Date: 26/10/2016

 

 

 

CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations met in Birmingham on 21st September 2016 to discuss shaping the future for the Midlands housing offer. Focus was on how to improve quality in construction and ensure that shared ownership and other tenures can be built out commercially – even if the market fluctuates.

 

The conclusions of the Forum are:

 

  • Particularly in times of uncertainty joint ventures offer a good basis for the long-term
  • Shared ...

g15 meets the challenge of urban renewal in new report

Date: 14/10/2016

 

 

 

 

The g15 – who represent London’s largest housing associations– has launched a report which documents 35 of its estate regeneration projects. It highlights the importance of estate regeneration in solving the capital’s housing crisis and identifies what is required to deliver more.

 

The ‘Meeting the Challenge of Urban Renewal: The g15’s Contribution to Regenerating London’s Estates’-report shows how partnerships ...

Announcement of support for home building

Date: 07/10/2016

 

 

  

The Housing Forum welcomes the announcement of additional funding to support the Home Building Fund and the introduction of the Accelerated Construction Fund announced by the Chancellor and Communities Minister this week.

  

The funds will provide £1bn of development finance for 25,000 homes this Parliament and up to £2bn for longer term delivery. The Accelerated Construction Fund has also been announced to support building on Government land, ...

Building Homes- The Bigger Picture : Conference Highlights

Date: 14/07/2015

 

  

 

How to build more homes? This was the first question raised and responded to by Tim Wates – who urged that infrastructure in towns had to be improved when new homes are planned.

 

 

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David Lunts raised issues of the challenges for affordable homes in London where capital values are ten times higher than in Birmingham.

 

 

         

David Lunts, Executive ...

The General Election - Housing

Date: 05/05/2015

Our reactions to the manifestos and policies ... read more

 

Philip Pamment Blog: New Methods for Registered Providers to Deliver Developments

Date: 30/03/2015

 

Posted by  on March 30th, 2015 on PRP Website.

 

A recent Housing Forum Working Group that I chaired sought to look at new ways Registered Providers (RP’s) could deliver their development programmes.

 

The difficulty RP’s have is that the external constraints they currently face are unlikely to ...

Lyons Housing Review CEO Forum output- now available

Date: 09/03/2015

The output from the CEO Lunch Forum "Lyons Housing Review" held in January 2015 is now available to download below. Principal Speaker:  Sir Michael Lyons and contributions from:  Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton and Bill Hughes, Legal & General Property 

 

An extract of the output is available below with a link to the full document.

 

"Mobilising across the nation to build the homes our children need” is the Oct 2014 report from the review led by ...