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Local Council Housebuilding Practitioners Panel - Southampton

Date: 01/10/2019

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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 ...

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 ...

Review: Launch of MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 11/08/2019

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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 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 ...

CPA Call for Evidence on Product Information

Date: 08/03/2019

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Since the publication of the Hackitt Review in Spring 2018, the construction industry has been working hard to meet the various challenges set for it.

 

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has been involved with several critical elements of this activity, and has established its own Marketing Integrity Group (“MIG”) to specifically address Chapter 7 of the Review, which challenges how product information is made available to the wider supply chain.

 

In ...

Review: Energy Summit- Building a Sustainable Future

Date: 15/11/2018

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Housing Professionals Debate the Future of UK Energy at Worcester’s Head Quarters
 
At a recent event, The Housing Forum partnered with long-standing members Worcester Bosch in a bid to tackle future challenges relating to quality construction and heat provision in the UK amongst housing professionals. 
 
Featuring key speakers from across the housing and construction industry, attendees of the Housing Forum’s Energy Summit event discussed where energy might sit ...

Review: Delivering Social Value Through Partnerships

Date: 22/10/2018

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Delegates from across the housing supply chain joined Osborne at their offices in Surrey earlier this month to gain an invaluable insight into delivering social value through partnerships.

 

This Forum explored what ‘social value’ is, why it matters, and how it can be measured, in addition to practical examples of how to achieve social impact through partnerships and early engagement.

 

Delegates were also equipped with knowledge of how to best build Social ...

HOMES 2018: Visit us in London

Date: 03/09/2018

 

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The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018. Our activities include; exhibiting at the conference, delivering an educational seminar and also hosting a senior leadership roundtable.

 

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 ...

Innovation Forum: Delivering Social Value through Partnerships

Date: 27/08/2018

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Since 2013, the Social Value Act has placed an obligation on social landlords to build social impact into procurement of major contracts. But there are challenges to delivering real community benefit and to align the tender process with the community investment goals of the client organisation.

 

This FREE half day seminar will provide an invaluable insight for contractors and suppliers into how best to build Social Value into bids and for HA and LA procurement, ...

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 ...

"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 ...

Public procurement and South West markets - Cross Sector Market Workshop with FFT - Taunton

Date: 10/02/2016

At our Cross Sector Market Workshop in February, delegates heard about the effects of public procurement rules one year on from instigation, as well as data driven asset management, housing law and problems facing housing supply in the region.

 

The workshop’s views on industry prospects for 2016 were:

 

  • The climate has changed, and may well change again, creating great uncertainty and driving greater commerciality, presenting both challenges and opportunities
  • Quality is ...

Philip Pamment Blog: New Methods for Registered Providers to Deliver Developments

Date: 30/03/2015

 

Posted by  on March 30th, 2015 on PRP Website.

 

A recent Housing Forum Working Group that I chaired sought to look at new ways Registered Providers (RP’s) could deliver their development programmes.

 

The difficulty RP’s have is that the external constraints they currently face are unlikely to ...

Stopping Building Failures - Case Study 4: Evaluation strategies for balancing quality and price

Date: 23/05/2018
18 A Housing Forum report | Stopping building failures CASE STUDY 4 Evaluation strategies for balancing quality and price Clients could be inadvertently selecting on lowest price say Trowers & Hamlins Partners Katie Saunders and Assad Maqbool. Here’s their advice on giving quality more weight. Therefore, when utilising MEAT, housing provider clients must ask themselves: Under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, contracting authorities (including all housing associations and local ...