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“Let’s get Britain building,” minister tells housebuilding sector

 

7 February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK government has today set out ambitious housebuilding plans in its long-awaited housing industry white paper called “Fixing our broken housing market”.

The white paper includes reforms to the housing market and measures to increase the supply of new homes.

In essence, communities secretary Sajid Javid says the current system “isn’t working and is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today”.

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has welcomed the plans, saying the government’s commitment was acting as a catalyst for change in the wider housing market, through supporting offsite manufacturing techniques.

Details in the white paper include action to help small independent builders enter the market through a £3bn Home Building Fund – already flagged up in advance of the publication.

The government says around 60% of new homes are built by just 10 companies ...

 

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Ligna

 

22-26 May 2017, Hannover, Germany

 

Making more out of wood

 

www.10times.com/ligna

 

 

 

 

Fensterbau

 

Exhibition centre, 90471, Nuremberg, Germany

 

Wed 21 - Sat 24 March 2018

 

The trade show. Window. Door. Facade

 

www.frontale.de/en

 

 

 

 

 

W18

 

NEC, Birmingham, England

 

 Sun 30 Sep - Wed 03 Oct 2018

 

Joinery and furniture manufacturing show.

 

www.10times.com/w18

Increasing The Use Of Wood In Construction

 

 

7 February 2017

Wood is nature’s most versatile building material. It lends itself to offsite construction methods, which can speed up average build times by a third compared with other materials.

 

Building with wood is energy efficient with thermal insulation offering up to 90 percent reduction in heating bills. Due to its carbon storage mechanism, wood can help foster a low-carbon economy and hence contribute to a sustainable future. Owing to its calming qualities, wood is also known to provide healthy environments that enhance our wellbeing. Wood is a high-performance material that can meet future needs and deliver affordable housing the UK urgently needs.

 

See more at Wood for Good

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