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WHAT THE DRAFT FUTURE HOMES STANDARD MEANS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS

13th August 2021
The government has published the draft version of Part L which comes into force next year. Here are five key points you need to know. Last week the government revealed draft regulations that control space heating, hot water and lighting...
 

NHBC CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR OF NHBC ACCEPTS

13th August 2021
NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, is marking the first anniversary of its service for innovative products and systems – NHBC Accepts.  Launched last July, the service has now accepted a range of...
 

MODULAR BUILDINGS: MEETING THE FUTURE HOMES STANDARD

23rd July 2021
Mark McManus, Managing Director of Stiebel Eltron UK, a heating product manufacturer, picks out the options available to the modular sector to ensure their buildings meet the impending regulation changes in the Future Homes Standard....
 

TopHat to Launch New Apartment Product Range

21st July 2021
TopHat has submitted a planning application to deliver the company’s first factory-built apartments at its flagship Kitchener Barracks site in Chatham, Kent. The planning application, submitted to Medway Council, includes...
 

Legal & General acquires major modular homes scheme in Broadstairs, Kent

21st July 2021
Legal & General Modular Homes announces that it has partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Broadstairs, Thanet, Kent, for the development of 153 modular homes. Together with its schemes in Selby, Bristol and North...
 

ilke Homes selected by Boots UK to deliver 622-home community in Nottingham

19th July 2021
Modular housing company ilke Homes has been selected by Boots to deliver the UK's largest low-rise modular housing development – a 622-home scheme in Beeston, Nottingham. The deal, brokered by Blackstar Advisory, will  unlock...
 

Etopia Homes Makes Zero Carbon Housing Commitment

19th July 2021
Etopia Homes has become the UK’s first developer to commit to achieving an EDGE Zero Carbon certification. Launched under the UN Secretary General’s Zero Carbon for All Initiative and backed by the UK Government, the...
 

Modulous Gets £5m Venture Capital Boost

16th July 2021
Three global venture capital firms have invested £5million into Modulous, to develop digital solutions to modernise the design and construction of affordable and sustainable housing. Modulous is an asset-light business with no...
 

NHBC Accepts for Rollalong’s Modular Homes

15th July 2021
Rollalong has been approved by NHBC Accepts, the industry standard accreditation scheme for the residential housing sector provided by NHBC. Rollalong is the largest permanent offsite manufacturer in the south of England and is...
 

Legal & General Modular Homes opens Selby show homes to public

15th July 2021
Legal & General Modular Homes announces that it has opened its brand-new modular show homes for the public to view at its Portholme scheme in Selby. 102 highly efficient homes have been built using precision engineering and high-quality...
 

NHF-BACKED BUILDING BETTER APPOINTS THREE MANUFACTURERS TO £600M OFFSITE FRAMEWORK

14th July 2021
Building Better, the National Housing Federation-supported alliance of 29 housing associations and local authorities working together to increase the use of modern methods of construction (MMC), has appointed three manufacturers to deliver its first...
 

Strategic Appointments at ESS Modular

13th July 2021
ESS Modular has announced seven new strategic hires to support the continued growth of the Group across the UK and Ireland.  The senior appointments will bolster the existing management team in its drive towards continued product...
 

MODULHAUS™ Takes Centre Stage at Westminster

13th July 2021
Volumetric modular technology has been making national news headlines and receiving universal acclaim for bringing much needed facilities onstream in record time to support efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, but 28...
 

Balfour Beatty set to deliver UK’s largest COVID-19 testing laboratory

13th July 2021
Balfour Beatty secured a contract to deliver the new COVID-19 testing laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on behalf of NHS Test and Trace. Awarded through the Crown Commercial Services framework, Balfour Beatty is constructing the...
 

IS IT TIME TO INCENTIVISE MMC?

5th July 2021
It’s widely accepted that Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) represent the future of volume housebuilding and are a key part of the solution that will enable the sector to hit big sustainability and net-zero targets. Yet significant barriers...
 

 
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