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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 ...

New MMC Guide for Affordable Developers to Launch at Breakfast Event

Date: 09/09/2019

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We are delighted to announce that our new guide 'MMC for affordable housing developers' will be launched at a special Breakfast Briefing on Friday 27 September.

 

Modern methods of construction (MMC), the catch-all phrase for non-traditional means of building, including major housing elements produced off-site in factories, is not a new concept. Some of the key drivers for the adoption of MMC have converged in recent years though and they now make MMC a feasible, attractive and ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Housing Forum at Housing 2019

Date: 01/07/2019

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The Housing Forum at Housing 2019

 

The Housing Forum joined organisations from across the housing supply chain last week at Housing 2019, Europe's largest and most inclusive housing festival and the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual conference.

 

Whilst at the conference – in addition to exhibiting - we examined and debated some of biggest challenges facing the industry, featuring sessions at the conference on:

 

Hackitt Review response consultation ...

International Housing Group Study Trip 2019: Freiburg, Germany

Date: 24/06/2019

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The Housing Forum is delighted to be joining forces with the CIH SE International Group to offer a study tour of one of the world’s greenest cities.

 

16 - 18 October 2019

 

 

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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.

 

As ...

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 ...

Brighton: Hackitt Implementation and Diversity

Date: 15/03/2019

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The Housing Forum provided a quality start to the Brighton conference in early March with popular sessions examining topical themes in the sector.


Partnering with Willmott Dixon and Women in Social Housing (WISH), the two events respectively explored organisational response to the outcomes of the Hackitt report, and the benefits of diversifying the workplace across the sector.

 

 

Delivering Better Safer Homes - The implications of Hackitt implementation for ...

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 ...

Review: Regional Forum - Refurbishment for Retirement Living in Manchester

Date: 29/10/2018

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Regeneration has played an exceptional part in delivering high quality retirement living in Greater Manchester.

 

Delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Northwards Housing and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for a Regional Retirement Forum which explained how the two organisations have turned around empty tower blocks in to successful extra care communities refurbished to high space, energy efficiency and environmental standards.

 

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Innovation Forum Output: Heat Networks - the good, the bad and the data

Date: 17/07/2018

 

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How to make CHP and community heating schemes more effective for both landlords and customers was the subject of a free half-day seminar in London in June.

 

Hosted by The Housing Forum and community heating specialist Switch2 Energy, the seminar included expert industry speakers speakers from the consultants Martin Arnold Associates, and legal experts Trowers & Hamlins.

 

Delegates were provided with real-life examples from CHP and communal heating schemes and ...

Regional Forum Output: Delivering Good Quality, Affordable Homes

Date: 08/06/2018

 

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In May we hosted a round table forum in Peterborough with our members Cross Keys Home as they continue to expand their development programme and range of services across the region.

 

 

Topical presentations were given by Claire Higgins, Chief Executive, Cross Keys Homes and John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living.

 

 

Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, Shelagh Grant, updated the forum on our latest work and Regional Director East of NHBC, ...

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 ...

"The Best Ever Housing Forum National Conference"

Date: 24/05/2018

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Over 175 senior executives from across the housing and construction sector attended our sold out National Conference: #BuildingTheFuture on Wednesday 23rd May in London. 

 

Attendees at the conference enjoyed a full programme of expert speakers from across government and industry, followed by a walking tour around schemes surrounding the former Olympic site by Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

Feedback from attendees illustrated the value of the day with a range of ...

National Conference: Shelagh Grant Looks Forward to Building the Future

Date: 21/05/2018

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The central theme of our National Conference programme is connectivity – of people - of places - of ideas - of skills – and how in combination, we might shape future communities.

 

Housing projects are underway throughout the country and there is a growth trajectory with many more new communities planned. The combination of advances in technology, different techniques opening up possibilities of more land and advances in transport, particularly rail are bringing ...

'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 ...