Award success for town centre housing development

The development of the former White Lion pub in Stockport town centre has scooped a top gong at a regional awards ceremony. The joint entry from Stockport Council and Trafford Housing Trust took the top prize in the ‘Best Change... View Article

Radical planning reforms set to be unveiled

A people-focused planning system where land will be zoned as ripe for development, or renewal, is to be unveiled later this week. Housing secretary Robert Jenrick wrote in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph his reforms would offer a faster and simpler system... View Article

Be safe, don’t fall, stay alive!

The No Falls Foundation, the UK charity dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the life-changing consequences of a fall, is urging everyone to ensure that height safety remains a priority despite the understandable pressures to... View Article

Industry takes key step towards modern home building methods

Industry leaders have agreed a key step towards insuring and mortgaging new homes built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced. Warranty providers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to take meaningful steps towards... View Article

£9.5m programme to reduce housing’s carbon footprint

A new programme worth up to £9.5m million will reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales, make energy bills more manageable for residents and provide new job and training opportunities. The Optimised Retrofit Programme (ORP), part of... View Article

No compromises

Self and custom build homes make up around 40 per cent of new homes throughout the developed World, yet in England, they make up just 5. Jack Wooler speaks to Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, CEO of the National Custom and Self Build... View Article

Curo to deliver first Passivhaus homes in B&NES

Housing association and housebuilder Curo are on track to delivering the first ultra energy efficient homes in Bath & North East Somerset this autumn. Curo are building four Passivhaus-certified houses at their 700-home Mulberry Park development in Combe Down, Bath.... View Article

Affordable homes milestone at White City Living

Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, came to White City Living this week to celebrate the “topping out” of 427 new affordable homes. The event, which marked the completion of the building’s structural frame, is an important... View Article