'Housing Standards'

Conference Preview: Quality Counts

Date: 12/11/2019

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Our members believe that achieving quality is the number one issue in housing today, demonstrated in our latest members' survey which showed that build quality was the priority, closely followed by design quality.

 

Our industry is often regarded as fragmented, which is why it's important that all involved -from beginning to end- commit to quality.

 

And the industry also needs to look at how quality is maintained long after the initial build. Our challenge for ...

Review: Launch of MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 15/10/2019

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Launch of The Housing Forum’s MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

 

 

“Modern Methods of Construction – the key to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the UK”

 

 

Last month, we hosted a breakfast briefing in London to launch MMC for Affordable Housing Developers – a guide to overcoming the hurdles associated with modern methods of construction (MMC).

 

It aims to bust the myths associated with ...

A Housing Forum Guide: MMC for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 27/09/2019

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Mythbusting guide to MMC seeks to solve the affordable housing crisis

 

A new guide argues that modern methods of construction (MMC) are key to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the UK.

 

Published by The Housing Forum, MMC for Affordable Housing Developers, aims to help public sector organisations navigate the procurement, planning, design and post-build stages of MMC projects.

 

It includes a detailed section on mythbusting, highlighting common ...

Quality Counts Autumn Conference on 13 November

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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The Housing Forum’s Manifesto for Housing:

 

Achieving increased supply of the right homes and raising the quality of new homes are heavily impacted by wider economic conditions and the approach taken by the Government through supply and demand-side measures. The impact of Brexit and policy and investment decisions have the potential to immediately stimulate or contract market forces.


Unlike investment in other infrastructure, Government can commit to capital ...

Howden UK Join The Housing Forum

Date: 16/08/2019

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We are delighted to announce Howden UK have joined The Housing Forum.

 

Howden UK is a leading independent insurance intermediary and part of Hyperion, a global insurance group comprised of broking, underwriting and digital delivery divisions.

 

The team at Howden UK join The Housing Forum’s growing membership of 150+ like-minded organisations and businesses from across the public and private sector, championing collaboration and innovation in construction to improve ...

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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MHCLG Press Release:

 

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 ...

Bookings Now Open - National Conference 2019

Date: 22/02/2019

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The Challenge of Change

 

Thursday 9 May 2019 from 09:30 - 17:30 followed by drinks reception. 

Hilton London Wembley, Lakeside Way, Wembley HA9 0BU

 

 

The Housing Forum's 2019 National Conference will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenge of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.

 

This year's conference is taking place in the heart of Wembley Park and ...

Get Your Brighton Off to a Quality start with The Housing Forum

Date: 05/02/2019

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Get your Brighton off to a quality start with two events from The Housing Forum on Wednesday 6 March. As well as hearing from leaders across the sector discuss and debate important topics, you'll be able to catch up with members of The Housing Forum and invited guests.

 

 

Delivering Better, Safer Homes: Implications of Hackitt Implementation for Quality

 

Panel Debate: Wednesday 6 March (09:30 - 11:00)
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Kings Road, ...

Programme Announced for Members Morning

Date: 30/11/2018

Members Morning

 

This popular annual event for members provides an opportunity to reflect on progress in the sector over the past year and to catch up with colleagues from member organisations.

 


In particular we'll: consider the political landscape as the Brexit horizon moves ever closer, examine the possibilities offered by the Building in Quality collaboration between RIBA, CIOB and RICS and hear from member experts on the latest developments in sustainability and energy efficiency as we ...

Activities at HOMES 2018

Date: 26/11/2018

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The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018.

 

HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector to meet and discuss how to build more homes and ensure a high quality standard of housing.

 

The conference welcomes 150+ speakers and ...

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 Report Launched

Date: 25/05/2018

 

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“The sector’s inability to deliver consistent quality is at the heart of all building failures”

 

Drawing on expertise from across the sector The Housing Forum is launching a new report and best practice guide – “Stopping Building Failures” aimed at providing a practical response to the “deep flaws in the current system” identified by Dame Judith Hackitt in her report Building a Safer Future.

 

Stopping Building ...

'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 ...

Cross Sector Market Workshop discusses housing in Peterborough

Date: 24/05/2016


A Cross Sector 
Market Workshop hosted by Axiom in Peterborough featured the growing housing market in Peterborough and the opportunities taken by housing associations and market house builders to widen the range of homes available and increase affordability with shared ownership and market sale offers to support the success of this fast growing city.

 

The group discussed issues around housing in the area, covering topics such as mixed tenure market, shared ownership, ...

Read The Housing Forum’s response to Cutting Red Tape - Housebuilding

Date: 11/01/2016

The Cutting Red Tape review of house building is a government review led by the Cabinet Office, DCLG, BIS, working with other government departments and regulators to identify and remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth and associated costs to the house building sector, while ensuring necessary protections are maintained. It will build upon previous work of the government to identify an initial list of regulatory burdens on house builders and identify opportunities to reduce these. ...

NHBC Foundation Report "Homes Through the Decades" released

Date: 31/03/2015

 

The Housing Forum were pleased to attend the launch of the NHBC Foundation Report "Homes Through the Decades" and wanted to share the Report details with our members.

 

This new guide from the NHBC Foundation introduces the history of the modern British home.  With photographs, graphics and timelines the report shows the evolution of planning, design, and construction.  Read about the challenges that have shaped the modern home – from cholera outbreaks in ...

CIH, Brighton, 3rd-5th March - The Housing Forum's activities

Date: 24/02/2015

With less than 2 weeks to go until the CIH South East’s Housing Conference in Brighton, we’re looking forward to supporting our members’ events and activities that coincide with the Conference.

 

We also wanted to share with our members and other colleagues the details of an event “How Green is my Housing Policy?” that we are co-hosting on Wednesday 4th March at the Hilton Metropole. Highlights include Simon Brown, DCLG on the progress of the Housing ...