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Would you build a house on the Norfolk Broads, one of the most flood-prone areas of the UK? LSI Architects did and its sophisticated design meant getting the project through planning was plain sailing.
The Strata tower sticks out 150m above south London’s downtrodden Elephant and Castle. But, rather than being a symbol of aspiration, the building is turning away from the very area it’s meant to be giving a lift
Peabody’s BedZed was the housing scheme that first got everyone talking about zero-carbon living. But is it all that it was cracked up to be?
The German Passivhaus standard is winning admirers in the UK, many of whom argue that its simple approach to low-energy building is far more practical than the Code for Sustainable Homes
Lower real incomes are a key risk for the years ahead and have clear implications for construction
Material costs are on the up but housing associations can secure better deals from the supply chain if they know how
Housing didn’t get a mention on Wednesday but other government announcements show a clear direction of travel
The government can’t see house prices continue to rise while also delivering affordable homes, so a boost for the rental market is a neat sidestep
Women in Construction Week should prompt us all to think about how the industry can discard outdated stereotypes
Successful affordable rented schemes are ones that allow communities to grow, and to do that we need to listen to tenants’ needs
Private housebuilding is the fastest growing sector in construction but major investment is needed to solve the housing crisis
Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes
Our exclusive survey shows the industry would prefer a ‘soft Brexit’ with as little disruption to the status quo as possible