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Housing crisis? Diversity is one answer
Is the UK housebuilding sector ready for a drastic change? Reforms to delivery and ownership models will likely decrease volatility and a cross-party consensus on the need to increase housebuilding must surely provide confidence in the long-term outlook for the sector.
New Robust Detail Covers Celcon Elements
A new acoustic Robust Details, E-WM-31 is now available for high-performance cavity separating walls using Celcon Elements, H+H’s storey-height aircrete panels. Used in conjunction with the SIG I-House System, Celcon Elements provide a high acoustic performance which exceeds the requirements outlined in Part E of the Building Regulations.
Borough Green Upgrade project: The new machinery build is well underway
An update from Robert Wilson, Works Manager
July marked a real turning point in the upgrade project: this month we have sent five members of the Borough Green team from production and engineering to Germany to see the first of our new machinery being tested at manufacturer WEHRHAHN.
Challenges ahead in the housebuilder sector?
The most recent MARKIT PMI survey of purchasing managers suggests a softening of confidence in the construction sector. However, my personal view is that if there is any area for confidence in the current volatile political environment, itﾒs the provision of new housing.
RADICAL NEW HOUSE-BUILDING SYSTEM PROVES ITS CASE
The new Celcon Elements from H+H form the basis of the radical SIG I-House System being used to construct 164 residential units on a Barratt Homes site in Bromsgrove.
The SIG I-House System, based on the storey-high aircrete panels, delivers a complete house shell with weathertight roof and wrapped in insulation in just one week and is the result of a unique collaboration between H+H and SIG Off-Site. It is one of a number of building types being trialled by Barratt Homes which is keen to experiment with new methods of construction that offer improved speed of build.
Introducing the SIG I-House incorporating Celcon Elements
We believe the SIG I-House incorporating Celcon Elements is the future for housebuilding in the UK, but donﾒt just take our word for it. Watch the SIG I-House animation for yourself and see step-by-step how H+H and SIG are working to build better homes for the future.
Cities Devolution Bill & Right to Buy unlikely to have impact on housebuilding
Responding to the publication of the Cities Devolution Bill and the Government's policy on Right to Buy, Mark Oliver, managing director of H+H, leading building materials manufacturer, has dismissed any talk that either of these initiatives will have a significantly positive impact on house building numbers in the next five years.
H+H and SIG Offsite collaboration helps meet housing demand
In a unique collaboration, H+H UK Ltd and SIG Offsite have worked together to create the SIG I-House ? an innovative house building system incorporating Celcon Elements from H+H.
The SIG I-House provides all the speed of offsite construction with the familiarity of a traditional build, from foundations to roof in just five days.
Housing white paper - a step in the right direction
Launching the Housing White Paper today (7 February), Homes and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid focused clear expectation on the need to build more. ﾓThe only way to halt the decline in affordability and help more people onto the housing ladder is to build more homes. Letﾒs get Britain buildingﾔ. If only the action supported the rhetoric.
H+H TECHNICAL DIRECTOR BECOMES A DOCTOR
H+H Technical Director Cliff Fudge has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University in recognition of a 20-year collaboration with the School of Natural and Built Environments on a range of research and testing programmes.
Presenting the degree, Professor Mukesh Limbachiya observed that the outcomes of these have contributed to the introduction of sustainable building products and construction systems in the market place.