Grenfell Tower the day after fire

Grenfell Tower contractors worked on Camden's Chalcots Estate

22 Jun 17 | By Building news desk

Contractor Rydon and cladding subcontractor Harley Facades

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Berkeley to speed-up Kensington scheme for Grenfell Tower survivors

21 Jun 17 | By Will Mann

Survivors of the fire at Grenfell Tower are to be given homes at the Kensington Row development

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Industry concerned at lack of detail in Queen's Speech

21 Jun 17 | By Building news desk

Government promised new bill for next stage of HS2, more housing and to negotiate the best Brexit deal possible

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Brexit and HS2 top Queen's Speech

21 Jun 17 | By Building news desk

Housing and public inquiry into Grenfell Tower tragedy also featured in the state opening of Parliament

Tony Pidgley

Berkeley profit up 50% but housebuilder warns of 'uncertainty' over Brexit

21 Jun 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Chairman Tony Pidgley says Brexit and policy changes are hitting housing starts in London

London Underground tube station

TfL unlikely to hit its target of 10,000 homes by 2020

21 Jun 17 | By Louise Dransfield

GLA’s housing committee has reported that many of TfL’s sites are small or hard to access




Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice

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Housing: The forgotten crisis

28 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

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Bovis: Here’s the snag …

13 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes

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Planning Houses

What next for Bovis?

13 Mar 17 | By Hamish Champ

Galliford Try’s all-share tilt at Bovis is more likely to succeed than Redrow’s part-cash/part-share offer

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Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?


Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong

Affordable housing

State of play: London

6 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Sadiq Khan has proved himself a pragmatist - a quality he’ll need to address the capital’s major built environment challenges


State of play: Housing

22 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan


Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17 | By Dominick Veasey

Market uncertainy caused by the hung parliament could derail government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17 | By Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice


Social housing must embrace modular

15 Jun 17 | By Mike Williams

Housing associations can make savings and get more control over supply by adopting modular

Al Watson and Jill Carey

No newts is good newts

1 Jun 17 | By Al Watson, Jill Carey

Finding great crested newts on site can cause delays. But plans to streamline the process must play out in the context of changes (or not) to environmental legislation post-Brexit

Simon Rawlinson

The shock of the new

1 Jun 17 | By Simon Rawlinson

All parties are promising a new era of council housebuilding - could this be the wake-up call the industry needs to fundamentally change the way it goes about building houses?

Michael Dall

House prices cool for summer

26 May 17 | By Michael Dall

House price growth is slowing which could have an impact on the speed of housing construction

Grant Lipton

Heritage is absent from the housing white paper

22 May 17 | By Grant Lipton

We need to reintroduce the concept of heritage into the discussion around the expanding our villages, towns and cities

Mark Leeson

How to help local authorities build homes

19 May 17 | By Mark Leeson

The Conservatives’ pledge to build more council houses is welcome but few people have mentioned the route that built hundreds of thousands of homes each year in the post-war period

Steve Douglas

Social housing is back as a cross-party priority

17 May 17 | By Steve Douglas

Recent policy and manifesto announcements reveal ambitious social housing targets but delivery will rely on joint ventures with the private sector