'new approaches to development'
About The Housing Forum's Local Council Housebuilding Practitioners Panel
The Housing Forum is a national network of organisations involved in the commissioning, design and building of affordable homes.
We have welcomed the opportunities for local councils to become direct providers of new homes and as The Housing Forum is committed to collaboration and sharing of best practice, we are working with Foot Anstey at this event to develop a programme of practical ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Housing Forum’s key purpose is to encourage partnerships, increase supply and encourage quality outcomes in housing development.
Building influence with national and local government using our collaborative expertise is a major aim in our strategic plan. To support this, we have set up a new work stream aimed at local councils who have ambition to build homes.
Member organisations including Baily Garner, Ark, Trowers & Hamlins and NHBC contributed to our ...
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 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 ...
Catch up on the latest news, events and outputs from The Housing Forum in our quarterly newsletter.
Our June newsletter includes:
- Housing 2019
- New Chair Announcement
- Upcoming Forums
- Working Group Updates
- Forum Outputs
- Affordable Housing Commission
- Freiburg Study Tour
- Members in the Spotlight
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Over 40 delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Kingspan at their Yorkshire base for an Innovation Forum on Quality Homes through Off Site Manufacture.
At the Forum, Homes England set out their approach to equity investment for MMC partners. The Forum also heard how the new development at Ice house Road for the Goodwin Trust uses the Kingspan TEK system and how Hull City Council have supported access to development capital for this inner ...
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 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.
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...