10 reasons to explore offsite housing solutions

  • 1 Mar 2016

howardchapmanHoward Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, reviews Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector at the NEC, 23-24 March and highlights why it offers significant insights into solutions to the UK housing crisis.

Despite recent headlines about the rise in number of new homes built (up 23% in the last quarter of 2015) the housing charity Shelter said the increase was “not good enough”, with only half the number of homes needed were being built.

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Brandon Lewis MP – Minister of State for Housing and Planning

In the whole of last year, 143,560 new homes were started, which was up by 6% on 2014. But this was still 22% below 2007’s peak. With a growing population it is woefully short of what the country needs.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis agrees and has detailed the “most ambitious housing vision for more than a generation, doubling the housing budget so we can meet our ambition of delivering a million new homes.”

Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector

Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector at the NEC, 23-24 March will outline significant solutions to the UK housing crisis and highlight key pioneering projects.

The conference and exhibition is aimed at attracting construction clients; construction professionals: architects, surveyors, engineers; facilities managers; building product manufacturers and suppliers.

10 highlights from the Conference Programme

  1. Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning – video link
  2. Implementing offsite construction – Urban Splash, Barratt Developments, Stewart Milne
  3. 1-Fullscreen capture 01032016 054129Where does modular construction fit best? – Caledonian Modular
  4. Large-scale structural timber residential developments – CCG (Scotland)
  5. Regeneration and retrofit of existing homes using offsite – Affinity Sutton
  6. Developing a large offsite manufacturing capability dedicated to building homes – Legal & General Homes
  7. What is different now and what does technology development look like? – Cartwright Pickard
  8. Y:Cube – could this be one solution to the housing crisis? – YMCA
  9. Instant housing – just add water and power – Snoozebox
  10. Offsite housing – what is the future? – PCKO Architects

Link to full details of Conference Programme.

To book your ticket, visit  www.exploreoffsite.co.uk or call 01743 290001

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