DEFRA bottles out on SuDS as house building growth continues

  • 3 Jun 2014

DEFRA seems to have bottled out of introducing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) compulsory legislation before the General Election – see comments from Hydro International.

Here’s a link to an interesting ABC&D magazine article explaining why stormwater management is so important. However, with the NHBC reporting a 4% jump in new UK home registrations in April, no one wants to be accused of inhibiting this growth.

In another move to combat the national housing shortage, the Government is allowing developers to convert offices into homes without the need for planning permission. What else would help to build more home?

Events news includes details of a free one day training event for roofing contractors;  and Buildingtalk will be at the FIT (Fabricators and Installer Trade Show) next week. Email me via [email protected] if you are exhibiting and have something new that I shouldn’t miss.

And finally, some interesting UK statistics:

  • 10% of people work in construction-related jobs
  • construction is 6.7% of economy
  • building work is the most dangerous job

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HelpTo Buy scheme for cheap homes & no impact on London housing bubble

Well done to employees at Saint-Gobain who helped raise £91,935 for charity

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