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 ...
From 16-18 October, The Housing Forum will be joining forces with CIH SE for a study trip to Freiburg, Germany.
One of the greenest cities in the world with a record of sustainable housing development, Freiburg is a must-visit destination for those interested in how we develop places and homes to meet the challenges of climate change, affordability, health and wellbeing.
The agenda for the trip is full of insights; from Freiburg’s environmental and urban ...
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 is holding its next Development Partnership Forum in the Leeds City Region. It will be relevant to all working on house building and regeneration in Yorkshire and the North, focusing on Building Homes for Growth.
The Forum will cover Housing Partnership Policy and a case study featuring Dewsbury Riverside Delivering 4,000 New Homes, as well as a walking tour before concluding with a networking lunch.
Date and Time:
Friday 20 September ...
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 has established a specialist Older People’s Housing Working Group in a bid to tackle what has been coined a “Silver Tsunami” as a growing proportion of the population lives into their 80’s. How to make this a happy and productive time of life can create real challenges for individuals and for health and for housing professionals.
Tom Titherington Chair of the working group and Executive Director, Development and Commercial at Sovereign ...
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 ...
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.
For over 20 years The Housing Forum has been associated with a commitment to quality and innovation in the affordable housing space. Our National Conference is our flagship event, attracted senior leaders from landlords, local authorities, contractors, ...
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, ...
Whatever the political uncertainty, one thing is certain we need to build more housing and do so urgently. The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 will examine how a new town is being developed and explore new house building opportunities available in the East of England.
Achieving sustainable and economically successful communities at scale is a significant challenge. This Forum will focus on the housing ambitions in the East of England and the creation of new ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Across the UK there is a growing demand for energy efficient homes and for the housing industry to deliver more sustainable places to live. The affordability of energy, the concept of fuel poverty, and the idea of cleaner economic growth have also emerged as issues of political and social significance.
With many homes built before the introduction of energy performance regulation, it is not surprising that energy use in our homes is currently responsible for 25% of the ...
Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum will be addressing delegates at the Association for Project Safety’s annual conference in Manchester today; presenting on the subject of ‘Building homes for all: Managing targets and maintaining health and wellbeing’.
The conference will discuss the particular health and safety challenges and opportunities arising from large scale infrastructure projects and will bring together leading experts from energy, ...
In advance of the Autumn Statement, this symposium hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different programmes across England and particularly:
- Resident Engagement
- Social Impact
- Delivery Vehicles
- Finance and Funding
As well as speakers from MHCLG and Homes England, there'll be the opportunity to hear from those involved in delivering ...
As the housing industry is increasing its output of off-site manufactured homes, this Innovation Forum will hear Homes England’s perspective and through a case study will cover how the Kingspan TEK system quickly brought energy efficient quality homes to a community housing project.
Innovation Forum events showcase innovation in the development or application of new products. These events can provide an understanding of product innovation and its potential ...
The major focus of this inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the south and west of England will be on new initiatives and latest policy from government, developing quality homes, diversifying housing supply and estate regeneration. This Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors. Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue.
The Development ...
We are delighted to announce The Housing Forum's updated autumn & winter events programme for 2018.
If you would like further information about any of our events, please do contact us via email@example.com.
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Building the Future: National Conference Report 2018
Thank you to all of the housing and construction professionals who attended our 2018 Conference: ‘Building The Future’. The Housing Forum have hosted a National Conference every year for the past two decades. It is the major event in our annual programme.
We have compiled a report for our 2018 National Conference that you can download below, and we are also grateful for the support of our conference ...
The Housing Forum will be making the most of CIH Housing 2018 from Tuesday 26-Thursday 28 June.
We are hosting two thought leadership sessions at the conference, supporting the MHCLG Design Quality Seminar and exhibiting at stand B12.
We are delighted to provide complimentary exhibition passes to Housing 2018. Please follow the link below to register. This registration will provide access to all sessions listed below.
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 ...
The programme for our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector.
We're delighted today to announce the programme for the day, which will also include a walking tour around the fascinating new built environment at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, followed by a networking drinks reception.
The four main elements of the national conference will focus on:
Ashford welcomes 60 delegates for February’s Regional Forum
Tracey Kerly, Chief Executive, Ashford Borough Council opened the February Forum and welcomed over 60 delegates from across the housing and construction sector.
Ashford’s housing offer has increased substantially in recent years and the council has played a vital role in the improvement of infrastructure and place which has helped this success.
The Forum also heard more from Professor ...
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 ...
On 10th October PRP, The Housing Forum, and UK-GBC hosted a successful and well-attended event on the topic ‘Health and Wellbeing in Homes’ in Manchester. Following the successful launch of UK-GBC’s “Health and Wellbeing in Homes” report earlier this year, this event provided an overview of the evidence linking design features in the home and neighbourhood to better health and wellbeing outcomes for residents.
Our guests were from a wide ...