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Construction workers are to be tested - now time to stimulate the housing market

Date: 01/05/2020

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Our proposals to government to stimulate the housing market and support homes for heroes

 

Following the Government announcement on Tuesday that construction workers are a key group being prioritised for Covid 19 testing we have prepared a detailed paper for government which sets out immediate, short and medium term measures focused on stimulating the housing market.

 

The focus of government and the whole of society is on tackling the immediate health crisis. As this is ...

Coronavirus Update | View from the Sector

Date: 06/04/2020

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Partnership Working Never More Important

 

How does the housing industry manage the implications of suspension of works in response to the current public health crisis; which current actions will best assist the resumption of work and where should longer term stimulus to the market be applied to best effect?

 

Around the sector, the picture is mixed; volume house builders have generally closed sites with some exceptions. Design and build contracts for housing associations ...

The Future of Housing Standards

Date: 06/01/2020

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What is the future of housing standards?

 

The Housing Forum and NHBC will host the Quality Partnership Forum on Thursday 9 January 2020 to examine what role standards will play in shaping the future of housing.

 

Alongside the ongoing review of the building regulations in relation to fire safety, government consultation is also underway on the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020.

 

The ...

Members Morning Programme

Date: 09/12/2019

Members Morning 2019

 

 

Members Morning

 

This popular annual networking event for members provides an opportunity to reflect on progress in the sector over the past year. Members morning is also an excellent opportunity to catch up with colleagues from The Housing Forum's 150+ member organisations.

 

Our morning seminar will launch our new vision of "A Quality Home for All" and debate approaches to quality assurance.

 

Programme

 

9.30 Registration, coffee and networking

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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.

 

Making Quality Count

 

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 ...

SnagR Sponsor Quality Counts Conference

Date: 07/11/2019

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We are excited to announce SnagR, a leading UK software solution provider for construction and infrastructure, as the headline sponsor for The Housing Forum’s Autumn Conference ‘Quality Counts’.

 

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's dedicated autumn conference on Wednesday 13 November will identify actions to commit to quality ...

Quality Counts Autumn Conference on 13 November

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 ...

Programme announced for next Development Partnership Forum

Date: 13/10/2018

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After a year of major announcements on housing supply and build quality, the final Development Partnership Forum in 2018 will examine the new opportunities available to the sector. 

 

This Forum will explore how larger housing associations have a significant role to play through Strategic Partnerships with Homes England. In addition, selected case studies will demonstrate how more local councils are finding ways to form innovative partnerships to develop ...

Funds for South West Housing Regeneration - topical debate in the South West - just released

Date: 08/06/2015

On the day of the Queen's speech announcing a new Housing Bill, The Housing Forum focussed on the challenges for funding for housing regeneration in the South West at a time of increasing devolution to major industrial cities.  Read more