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Good progress – Government Response published

We recommend that the Government, through Homes England, put pressure on housing associations and local authorities to stipulate the use of off-site manufacture, where appropriate, when procuring new housing developments. It should also consider mandating a proportion...
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Making extra care housing go viral

The latest part of Housing LIN's Spotlight on Extra Care series looks at the provision of reablement support and care delivery in an Extra Care Housing scheme. Speaking to both providers and recipients of care the new film examines how an Extra Care Housing setting...
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New Research – factory made housing – 30% to 70% quicker

According to Property Wire, new research from the NLA lays out how factory made housing could work in the UK The report says that one of the key benefits of factory made housing is the speed of delivery which is 30% to 70% quicker than traditional construction methods...
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a glimpse into the future of retirement communities

Baby boomers believe the elder years should be a time of the 4 E’s: engagement, enrichment, experience and enjoyment. “It’s the purposeful years,” says Robert Kramer, an advisor for the US National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) in a recent...
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“Alexa, order me a one bedroom apartment please….”

So, in addition to being able to buy everything within the home from Amazon, will we now also be able to buy the home itself.... With modern methods of construction, could next day via Amazon Prime be a possibility....  ...
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One of the first build-to-rent schemes using offsite construction

Creekside Wharf scheme in south-east London, which, at 23 storeys, will be one of the tallest modular buildings in the UK, and one of the first build-to-rent schemes to be built using offsite construction. 653 modules are being manufactured for the scheme, which make...
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We must address huge demand for later living homes

Nearly a fifth of the UK population is now 65 or older, and this is expected to rise to 26% by 2041. Against this backdrop, the need to fund care in later life is becoming increasingly pressing, reports Property Week on 13 September 2018 in an article written by...
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Flexible ownership options are needed.

The FT have called for greater flexibility of ownership options for retirement living. McCarthy & Stone were ejected from the FTSE 250 index last week and the recommendation is for the housebuilder to innovate to make sheltered housing more appealing. We agree...
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There are two main barriers to the widespread use of offsite construction

So what do we need to do to effect change? To build more, better, faster, and smarter? In an interview with Offsite Hub, Philip Watson considers the two major barriers to more widespread use of offsite and how to overcome them. The first is perception. The baby-boomer...
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Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has issued a tender worth almost €1bn for prefabricated factory-built homes as part of the local authority’s efforts to clear its social housing waiting list. The council has called for contractors to design and build the homes in two lots: one for...
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PROUD TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE £3bn HOME BUILDING FUND