Opinion
  • Government’s planning reforms to deal with housing deficit

    The shortage of homes in the UK has been a political hot-potato for many years – but changes are now afoo ...

    The shortage of homes in the UK has been a political hot-potato for many years – but changes are now afoot to tackle the issue. Partner at leading national property consultancy Bruton Knowles, James B ...

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  • Housing providers urged to consider alternative ventilation approach

    With outside temperatures plummeting and ‘condensation season’ well and truly upon us, John Bradley, head ...

    With outside temperatures plummeting and ‘condensation season’ well and truly upon us, John Bradley, head of residential sales at Elta Group Building Services, argues that despite their established st ...

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  • Creating mixed communities

    Do we need 500,000 new councils houses? Asks Matthew Warburton, policy advisor at the Association of Reta ...

    Do we need 500,000 new councils houses? Asks Matthew Warburton, policy advisor at the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH). Theresa May’s government has so far retained its predecessor’s amb ...

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  • Affordable housing need

    Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, discusses the need for more tr ...

    Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, discusses the need for more truly affordable homes and greater support and funding for housing providers to deliver them. Hom ...

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  • Off-site savings

    Off-site manufacture means on-site savings, says John Fisher, managing director of the Central Housing In ...

    Off-site manufacture means on-site savings, says John Fisher, managing director of the Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC), which helps social housing providers to buy better and build more. ...

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  • Ergonomics – the key to elderly care

    Dr David Usher of ergonomics and human factors consultancy InterAction of Bath, discusses the challenge o ...

    Dr David Usher of ergonomics and human factors consultancy InterAction of Bath, discusses the challenge of an ageing population and the role of ergonomics in bringing down the cost of elderly care. Th ...

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  • Volume housing

    Phil Parks of Willerby Special Projects discusses the off-site solution to the starter homes conundrum. T ...

    Phil Parks of Willerby Special Projects discusses the off-site solution to the starter homes conundrum. The Government’s announcement of a two-tier financial cap on starter homes has added a new dimen ...

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  • BIM within social housing

    Social housing: To BIM or not to BIM — that is the question, asks Richard Bishop, category marketing mana ...

    Social housing: To BIM or not to BIM — that is the question, asks Richard Bishop, category marketing manager for roof at Wienerberger. ...

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  • Fair value rules

    Luke Barrett, associate partner at property consultant and chartered surveyor Sanderson Weatherall, consi ...

    Luke Barrett, associate partner at property consultant and chartered surveyor Sanderson Weatherall, considers the impact that could be felt by local authorities following the introduction of fair valu ...

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