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The Housing Forum calls for General Election candidates to back quality-housing drive

Date: 28/11/2019

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The Housing Forum is writing to all main party candidates standing in the General Election in England, urging them to place quality house building at the heart of their political agenda.

 

Addressing politicians representing Conservative, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, a manifesto issued by The Housing Forum sets out the steps necessary to solve the country’s housing crisis.

 

Titled “A Quality Home for All”, the manifesto calls for an effective ...

The Housing Forum at HOMES UK 2019

Date: 19/11/2019

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The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES UK 2019.

 

HOMES UK will look at the entire ecosystem of home building and maintenance for every type of accommodation in the UK, from affordable to market sale and the rapidly growing build to rent, student, co-living and retirement sectors.

 

Taking place at the ExCel in London, the conference will welcome 6,000+ attendees, 200+ exhibitors and hear from 350+ speakers spanning 7 theatres on ...

Blog: Exploding MMC Myths - Public Procurement

Date: 28/10/2019

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Exploding the myths: public procurement, structures and MMC – part one

 

Since the promotion of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as a way of meeting housing demand, many myths have arisen. Fears over a lack of quality, difficulty in securing finance, and confusion over contracts, have all been cited as problems.

 

Many within the industry have accepted these issues as facts. But this isn’t the case. Katie Saunders, David Cordery and Rebecca Rees from ...

Read our Autumn Newsletter

Date: 21/10/2019

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Catch up on the latest news, events and outputs from The Housing Forum in our quarterly newsletter.

 

Our October newsletter includes:

 

  • 'MMC for affordable housing developers' guide launch

  • Initial findings from our annual membership survey

  • Upcoming events

  • Freiburg study trip with the CIH

  • The Housing Forum National Conference 2020

  • The Housing LIN extra-care survey

  • New members in the spotlight

 

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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 ...

The Housing Forum's International Study Trip to Freiburg with CIH

Date: 07/10/2019

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Housing 2019 | Join us for Breakfast at the MMC Stage

Date: 17/06/2019

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The Housing Forum will shortly be launching our latest Working Group Report – “MMC for Affordable Housing Developers”.  This guide to design, procurement and delivery of smart construction is aimed at busting some of the myths about MMC and providing good practice advice on how to adopt it.

 

Date: Wednesday 26 June, 8:20 - 9:00

 

Speakers will include:

 

  • Dave Sheridan, CEO, Ilke Homes
  • Katie Saunders and David Cordery, Trowers & ...

Quarterly Newsletter: June 2019

Date: 12/06/2019

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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

 

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The Challenge of Change - National Conference 2019 Programme

Date: 02/04/2019

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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, ...

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 ...

Programme of Member Events 2019

Date: 02/01/2019

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The Housing Forum is delighted to announce its programme of membership events and activites in 2019. 

 

Looking forward to the year ahead, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, outlines what's in store over the next 12 months:

 

'The Housing Forum's unique position is our cross-sector status and our essential offer in in partnership working. We plan to nurture this with a full programme of event in 2019.

 

'Our National Conference in May will ...

Review: Quality Homes through Off-site Manufacture

Date: 08/10/2018

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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 ...

Innovation Forum: Quality Homes through Off-Site Manufacture

Date: 20/08/2018

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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 ...

Autumn & Winter Events Programme

Date: 06/08/2018

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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 events@thehousingforum.org.uk.

 

 

September

 

     
         
Wednesday 12       CEO Forum with Engie       Leicester
         
Wednesday 26   ...

Offsite Manufacture 2018 - Tipping point or false dawn?

Date: 02/04/2018

 

Our members Baily Garner hosted the February CEO Forum which offerd a valuable opportunity to consider and debate the opportunities and risks offered by Off-Site Manufacture.  From ‘Modernise or Die’ (the Farmer Report) through to the Government’s Industrial Strategy, OSM is seen as a way to tackle the skills shortage, improve quality and accelerate delivery.

 

 

The conclusions of the CEO Forum are:

 

  • Central Government and Combined ...

The potential of off-site produced housing to help solve London’s Housing Crisis

Date: 21/12/2016

 



 

 

The Housing Forum made a full submission on the Rapporteur Review on the 30th November 2016.

The Rapporteur Review requested input / comments from industry on the potential of off-site produced housing to help solve London’s housing crisis.

The review assesses the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and how this can assist in accelerating building of new homes in London, the role the Mayor can play to support off-site produced housing, and how ...

Timberframe: Skills & Competency Conference, April 2015

Date: 26/03/2015

 

On behalf of our member the Structural Timber Association, please see this invite

 

Skills - Competency & Capacity

The number of timber frame houses being built in the UK is on the rise. This comes in recognition of the sustainability and improved productivity timber frame brings, which will help achieve housing requirements both in terms of quality and time.

In association with the CITB, the Structural Timber Association has arranged two conferences to address ...