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nHouse sets new standards for offsite construction

The nHouse modular housing solution was launched last week at MIPIM in Cannes, to positive industry acclaim, with prefabricated housing high on the agenda as a key way to providing volume housing. The nHouse, the ‘n’ standing for new, is an...
24th March 2017

Ten-point plan to hit the government’s housing targets

The Housing Forum has produced a ten-point advisory plan for the Government to ensure its 250,000 homes per annum target is met. The pan-industry group’s report, entitled ‘Future proofing housing supply’, proposes all planning applications...
21st March 2017

Timber Imports Keep Rising

Imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for nine years, industry statistics show. Results from Timber Trade Federation members show that provisional totals for 2016 show an import volume of 9.8 million cubic metres of the...
21st March 2017

Farmer Review author speaks to UK trussed rafter sector

The current surge of interest in innovative offsite housing technologies should not be seen as a threat to the established trussed rafter sector, the author of the influential Farmer Review has told the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM. Mark...
6th March 2017

Construction must grasp collaboration

Construction is traditionally slow to embrace change. But in the face of skills shortages, materials shortages and rising demand, our sector needs to innovate and become more productive to support the delivery of ambitious national housebuilding...
6th March 2017
 
 
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