• 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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  • Lightweight renovating plaster

    Plaster is one of the most extensively used materials, yet compromising quality over cost can lead to lon ...

    Plaster is one of the most extensively used materials, yet compromising quality over cost can lead to long-term property maintenance issues. Iain Spence puts forward the case for alternative plaster u ...

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  • Making a house a home

    LABM speaks to owner and founder of void refurbishment specialist, SCS, Sarah Southworth, about how the v ...

    LABM speaks to owner and founder of void refurbishment specialist, SCS, Sarah Southworth, about how the void process works and how the company has developed a model that meets the varied needs of hous ...

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  • Waiting for the detail

    Matthew Warburton, policy advisor at the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH), discusses why co ...

    Matthew Warburton, policy advisor at the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH), discusses why councils are struggling to assess the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill. ...

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  • High priority fire safety

    Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the UK’s worst-ever tower block fire disaster. The blaze that ...

    Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the UK’s worst-ever tower block fire disaster. The blaze that ripped through Lakanal House in 2009 claiming six lives, including those of three young childr ...

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  • Students’ murals at housing development

    Murals designed by art and design students in Newport, South Wales, have been given pride of place at the ...

    Murals designed by art and design students in Newport, South Wales, have been given pride of place at the entrance to an award-winning housing development in the city. ...

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  • BIM housing model

    Thurrock Council is using BIM Level 2 to deliver the new Argent Street affordable housing development in ...

    Thurrock Council is using BIM Level 2 to deliver the new Argent Street affordable housing development in Grays. ECD Architects designed the scheme and are working with Thurrock to bring the project to ...

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  • Taking extra care

    The construction phase of One Housing Group’s latest extra care scheme in north London is well underway. ...

    The construction phase of One Housing Group’s latest extra care scheme in north London is well underway. Resident involvement and feedback from the local community has been instrumental in influencing ...

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  • Footing the Bill

    New Housing & Planning Bill criticised for furthering government's home ownership agenda to the detri ...

    New Housing & Planning Bill criticised for furthering government's home ownership agenda to the detriment of affordable housing. At the CIEH Housing and Health Conference in London in May, as the ...

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