Dec 11, 2018 Last Updated 9:55 AM, Dec 10, 2018

Housing

Completing any type of construction work for housing associations entails working in partnership with the association's customers and with a variety of other stakeholders. Here, Terrie Brett, Customer and Community Manager at…

Social standards

Design standards for affordable housing in London often clash with what has been approved during planning. To avoid costly redesigns, Simon Hansard of Ashby Design says planners and developers must consider these…
The UK's shameful housing stock could be about to see some significant energy saving improvements to help those most vulnerable and in turn save our public services millions of pounds. Greg Astill,…

Town masterplan flourishes

The challenge was a tough one. Take a two-and-a-half-acre plot of land consisting of 56 community allotments and build a development of 48 new homes – 40% of them affordable – but…
In August 2012, Patel Taylor was commissioned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to develop a housing typology particularly suited to the needs of the over 65s community on two…

Sense of place

Laurieston – in the heart of Glasgow – has been awarded ‘Best Social Housing Development’ at the prestigious Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards, which celebrate the best of the UK construction industry.

Regenerating Vineburgh

The Scottish Government has boosted housing supply budgets by investing £1.7b in affordable housing since 2009. Through its partners in councils and housing associations, it has now delivered more than 21,000 new…
As a contractor working predominantly in social housing and the public sector, Lakehouse regularly find itself amongst established and inhabited neighbourhoods and homes as opposed to empty building sites. It’s therefore important…

Rise to the challenge

With recent changes to the Schedule of Rates, David Thornton of The Window Company (Contracts) urges social housing providers and contractors not to be caught out by scaffolding costs.
Since 2012 local authorities have been developing 30 year asset management plans and business plans while also adjusting to the introduction of a new self-financing system. These changes have contributed to a…
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