'whole-life cost'

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 ...

Review: Quality Counts Conference

Date: 26/11/2019

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Quality in construction is hindered by ambiguity in standards and regulations, issues accessing skills and talent and a history of fragmentation. This was some of the feedback from The Housing Forum’s Quality Counts Conference, hosted in London on 13 November.

 

Opened by Stephen Teagle, chair of The Housing Forum, the event focused on how to deliver quality consistently in the housing sector.

 

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The first session, Making ...

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 ...

Conference Preview: Quality Counts

Date: 12/11/2019

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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 ...

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 ...

Innovation Forum: Decarbonising Housing Stock

Date: 03/06/2019

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The drive for sustainable homes and communities is a top priority, with the Government accelerating the shift to a clean economy, building on the industrial strategy, clean growth strategy, future homes standard and 25-year Environmental Plan.

 

Taking place on Friday 5 July during London Climate Action Week, this seminar, in conjunction with Switch2, will look at the key issues of sustainability for housing and will consider:

 

  • Clean economic growth and the requirement ...

Video: Shelagh Grant Discusses Quality at the 2018 Energy Summit

Date: 17/01/2019

 

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 amongst a drive towards quality and sustainable housing and ambitious construction targets.

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Programme Announced for RMI Forum: Strategic Asset Management

Date: 04/01/2019

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One of the key drivers of resident satisfaction is the quality of the repairs and maintenance service.

 

This also represents significant cost and investment in the stock, with a total spend of £3.2bn from housing associations in 2016/17. Furthermore, an increasing number of housing providers are switching to direct delivery of services.

 

This RMI Forum will consider the benefits and risks of managing an in-house service as opposed to employing contractors. It ...

Inside Housing Round Table: A New Future for Decent Homes

Date: 03/12/2018

 

Earlier this year, the government’s Social Housing Green Paper called for a review of the Decent Homes Standard, to consider whether it is demanding enough.

 

The guiding principle of the review is that homes should be safe and decent. The government also indicated it would consider the outcome of consultation on its Clean Growth Strategy about whether the energy performance of social homes should be upgraded to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030.

 

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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 ...

UK Construction Week 2018: Stopping Building Failures

Date: 25/09/2018

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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 ...

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   ...

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 ...

CIH Housing 2018: Visit us in Manchester

Date: 15/06/2018

 

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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.

 

Register for free exhibition ...

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

Date: 01/06/2018

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How to improve the effectiveness of CHP and community heating

 

How to make CHP and community heating schemes more effective for both landlords and customers is the subject of a free half-day seminar in central London on Friday 15th June 2018.

 

Expert industry speakers will draw on real-life examples from CHP and communal heating schemes to show delegates how to take a more intelligent, informed and compliant approach to heat network design, development, implementation and ...

'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 ...

Events in Manchester

Date: 03/07/2015

 

With Ian Williams, we co-hosted a special dinner at The Gorton Monastery. Guest speaker was Deborah McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Manchester Place


who spoke on the topic of devolution and housing. The projected growth in population , the appetite for investment in housing  and the potential for  collaboration and local determination in many areas of public services were at the heart of Deborah’s speech. 

 

The evening began with the telling of the ...