Futurebuild 2025 ready to make an impact

Futurebuild is excited to announce ‘Impact’ as the theme for its 2025 show. This theme embodies Futurebuild’s commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the built environment and the communities it serves, with a focus on innovation and... View Article

Future Homes Standard is a starting point

The upcoming Future Homes Standard represents an important step towards more sustainable housing but should be viewed as a foundation rather than a ‘ceiling’ according to Simon Garbett of Wienerberger There’s little doubt that the homebuilding industry still has a... View Article

Social strength

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine asks ‘has the case for an expanded social housebuilding programme ever been stronger’? During the height of council house building in the 1950s, councils built on average... View Article

‘Radical’ Matthew Pennycook appointed Housing Minister

Matthew Pennycook has been confirmed as Housing Minister, in the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities headed by Secretary of State Angela Rayner. Pennycook is an experienced politician including in housing, reportedly showing a ‘radical’ approach to the Private... View Article

Housebuilding sector reacts to Labour landslide win

The housebuilding industry has responded positively to the news of a landslide Labour Government, but cautioning that action is needed quickly to resolve a series of challenges in the sector. Labour will be expected to puts its colossal 170-seat majority... View Article

Will housing be left in a state?

Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that as the Election looms, the current Government appears to have abandoned the need for more homes, and calls for a dedicated Secretary of State for Housing. Not long... View Article

Work starting on 400 new homes in Congleton

WORK to prepare land in Congleton for almost 400 new homes in Congleton will start imminently, Castle Green Homes has confirmed. The homebuilder is primed to begin developing a 57-acre site on Viking Way to provide 396 new homes. Around... View Article

Engage science for the Biodiversity bonus

Paul Brown from Fera Science explains how developers can rise to the challenge of the Biodiversity Net Gain requirements for developments by embracing science, data and ecological expertise As a result of human activity, the UK has lost over half... View Article

Local sensitivity

LISTEN HERE Roseanne Field reports on a high-end nine house development in a small village in Kent, built by an SME developer that prides itself on its local knowledge and respectful approach to schemes. Situated just outside Maidstone in Kent,... View Article

Clearing the path to timber

LISTEN HERE The Government’s roadmap for increasing timber use in construction is here, but how is the industry tackling the obstacles? James Parker spoke to Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association. How can structural timber, the ultimate... View Article