It’s perfectly understandable that many people are struggling to feel the Christmas spirit, as yet another year is added to the number of years of failure in housing policy. 2020 will definitely be one for the history books. Of course, the Covid pandemic naturally stole our focus, but in truth, there still exist a myriad of issues afflicting the housing sector that were around before the virus and will continue to make people’s lives difficult going forward if we do not come together as an industry to solve them. Housing Association Magazine’s Joe Bradbury takes a look at what the social housing sector needs in 2021.
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Examples include full alarming to various locations, integration to access control, fire systems, CCTV, lifts and more.
Optimum is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) that was designed in house by Enerza in order to seamlessly integrate all services into one dashboard.
Upon releasing the whitepaper, the government boldly claimed “we will make it easier to build better homes where people want to live.” (Let’s hold them to it!)
“New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in our town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from the regeneration of vacant and redundant buildings.”
The stylish homes are set in a rural location at Springfield Meadows in Longworth, and are part of 25 being built using Greencore Construction’s carbon zero construction methods.
Building Better, the National Housing Federation-supported alliance of housing associations working to develop offsite solutions for the social housing sector, has selected Procurement for Housing to develop a procurement framework for offsite manufacturing with the aim of building a minimum of 500 homes.
Enfield Council has used a large-scale upgrade and refurbishment of the Lytchet Way Estate in Enfield, as a cost effective means to increase social housing. Through the innovative use of Langley Roof Top Development (RTD) system, Enfield has created 25 additional flats on three existing blocks.