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Thu, 13/04/2017 - 12:56

Timber accounts for just 15% of residential developments in the UK but its use as a building material is on the rise and with benefits including fast build times it could have a significant role to play in solving the housing crisis. By Michelle Gordon

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 16:44

Software and modern information technology is offering social landlords the opportunity to turn asset management data into a powerful business tool

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 16:51

In his debut speech to the National Housing Federation conference, Gavin Barwell offered a softening of the previous regime’s hardline stance on homeownership, writes Mark Cantrell, but it’s up to the sector to test the limits of this apparent spirit of detente

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 14:24

The Government’s trailblazer programme aims to overhaul the way that apprenticeships are delivered by putting industries in the driving seat, but will the new standards provide a skilled workforce for the future? By Michelle Gordon

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:35

Lord Richard Best may not be a roundhead, but he certainly takes pride in being a parliamentarian – and he thinks it’s time the Government stopped being cavalier about the housing crisis

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 10:42

The international work of charities like Habitat for Humanity certainly puts the UK’s experiences into perspective; it also serves to remind that the struggle to secure healthy homes is no simple technocratic pursuit. Like it or not, there’s an essential element of social justice too. By Mark Cantrell

Mon, 24/06/2013 - 12:32

Last year the CIH Conference and Exhibition packed up and left its old home of Harrogate to cross over the Pennines and set up camp in Manchester marking a new phase in the event’s history

Mon, 24/06/2013 - 11:56

Housing 2013 promises a packed agenda but with so much on offer you could be spoilt for choice. We have gone out into the sector to ask which sessions delegates can’t afford to miss

Mon, 24/06/2013 - 11:08

Preview CIH Conference and Exhibition 2013

Manchester will once again play host to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and exhibition and in 2013 it is all about delivery

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 16:22

Carbon reduction targets along with the need to save energy and resources have seen green construction techniques become increasingly mainstream

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 09:51

The latest INMOTION event provided a thought-provoking forum for senior housing professionals to share ideas, best practice and to learn a few new tricks. The verdict of its organisers is another resounding success

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 17:23

Planning issues inevitably soak up a lot of legal expertise for developers and social landlords looking to deliver badly needed new homes, and it’s a realm that keeps changing as the Government introduces new policies and legislation to set the development scene

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