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Housing heavyweights outline challenges for the future

Published by: Phil Thomas
A panel of speakers from the housing industry outline the challenges facing the industry, now and into the immediate future.
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Industry news

CIH set out key areas for housing at annual conference

Published by: Phil Thomas
Gavin Smart, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), used his opening remarks at their Housing 2022 event to...
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MMC, Materials, Self-build, Industry news

Explosion of self-build demand shows appetite for efficient homes and MMC

Published by: Phil Thomas
As self-build demand goes up, we can see that half of self-builders are opting to incorporate energy-efficient technology and...
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Industry news

Flooding - how can home builders future-proof their developments?

Published by: Phil Thomas
With flooding projected to be a more serious problem in the future, this article examines what home builders can do to...
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Features, Industry news

Building Safety Act gains royal assent – LABC Warranty and LABC react

Published by: Phil Thomas
After years in the making, and months of debate, the long-awaited Building Safety Act has gained Royal Assent and has passed into...
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Features, Industry news

Tall building approvals across London hit record levels

Published by: Phil Thomas
LABC Warranty’s Craig Ewles reacts to London tall building approvals hitting record highs in 2021
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Features, Industry news

Nutrient neutrality – what’s all the controversy about?

Published by: Phil Thomas
This article gives you a whistle-stop tour of what nutrient neutrality is, why it’s in the headlines, and what’s happening next.
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Features, Industry news

Construction industry cries out for more aggressive emissions regulations

Published by: Phil Thomas
Part Z is a proposal from a panel of engineering, construction, and architecture experts to reduce embodied emissions in...
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Research, Industry news

A third of home builders to provide work-from-home areas in new homes from 2022

Published by: Phil Thomas
More than a third of builders and developers plan to include work-from-home study rooms or areas in new homes from 2022, a survey...
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Industry news, Industry trends

How the UK economy is shaping up following the pandemic

Published by: Phil Thomas
Economists are confident that despite a “softening” of the housing market for the remainder of 2021, the outlook appears positive...
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Building Safety, Major Projects, Industry news

Housing providers call for more support as building safety poses threat to new development

Published by: Phil Thomas
Could building safety works put the brakes on housing associations’ plans to build more affordable housing? Read more.
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Self-build, Government scheme, Industry news

New finance to support more affordable self-build mortgages

Published by: Phil Thomas
The Government has announced a new £150m fund to support a scheme to deliver low deposit mortgages for self-build and...
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Industry news

Transitional arrangements in regulations: when does work actually start on site?

Published by: Phil Thomas
The point when projects are deemed started is important: it determines the building regulations for your project. When is a site...
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Self-build, Government scheme, Industry news

Self Build scheme puts sites forward for funded custom builds in Wales

Published by: Phil Thomas
Building your own home in Wales? Take advantage of the new Self Build Wales scheme, which provides funded custom homes for...
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Government & Policy, Industry news

Consultation on “world leading” energy efficiency in UK homes

Published by: Phil Thomas
As expected, the Government has announced a consultation on the Future Homes Standard, focusing on energy standards and...
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Self-build, Industry news

How to get started on your self-build project

Published by: Phil Thomas
Building your own house is an ambition held by many but it can be a rocky and expensive road if you’re not fully prepared for...
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Features, Structural Warranty, Industry news

Choosing a Structural Warranty Provider

Published by: Phil Thomas
How do you choose a warranty provider? With a range of options on the market, What is the difference, and how do you choose the...
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Industry news

Building in the Budget

Published by: Phil Thomas
Here’s a snapshot of some of Philip Hammond’s main building-related announcements last week
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Materials, Ground, Industry news

Boring Company, Exciting Bricks, Cheaper Houses?

Published by: Phil Thomas
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has unveiled plans to convert the dirt excavated by his tunnel digging business, the Boring...
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Industry news, Brownfield

Britain has Enough Brownfield Land to Solve the Housing Crisis

Published by: Phil Thomas
It has been discovered that there is enough space on brownfield sites to build at least one million new homes. Due to the nature...
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Industry news

Bridging the Widening Skills Gap: How and why?

Published by: Phil Thomas
The construction industry isn’t a new one and as with any industry that has existed for a long time, public perception tends to...
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Industry news

Bathroom Design 2.0: The Function-First Solutions of the Future

Published by: Phil Thomas
Bathroom design is an interesting topic right now, as technology and innovative design are at a point of coming together to...
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Building Regs, Features, Industry news

Dangerous Dust on the Building Site

Published by: Phil Thomas
Air pollution is a growing issue in the world and is especially evident and dangerous within our heavily populated urban centres....
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