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Housing 2019: A Government out of step with the industry?
I was delighted to attend the recent Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester on behalf of H+H where we demonstrated our MMC solution, Celcon Elements. Theresa May’s surprise last-minute appearance at Housing 2019 attracted throngs of delegates, eager to hear what the outgoing Prime Minister had to say. May was on good form (even joking that she had someone on hand with cough sweets, just in case) but her speech was not met with universal acclaim.
Building for the Future with H+H
It is no secret that the construction industry is facing significant problems with finding the next generation of workers. What’s more, young people can often be unfairly typecast as lazy and lacking enthusiasm which can make it harder for those who are genuine in their passion for a career in construction as they feel they are constantly having to prove themselves.
H+H Exhibiting Celcon Elements at Housing 2019!
H+H, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aircrete, will be exhibiting at Housing 2019. The three-day event, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Housing, is Europe’s largest housing festival and brings together professionals from across the sector to debate the biggest challenges facing the industry.
What does the next Prime Minister have to offer the housing industry?
There’s nothing quite like a major leadership contest to add an extra layer of excitement into Housing!
Few could have predicted that Housing 2019 would coincide with the search for a new Prime Minister. Theresa May made housing one of her key priorities during her term so what do her potential replacements have to offer our industry? H+H takes a look…
No place like home
There might have been a quick succession of housing ministers over the past few years, but that hasn’t meant that housing has been entirely off the agenda during Theresa May’s stint as PM. As the search for her replacement heats up, we cast our eye over some of the former Prime Minister’s achievements when it comes to housing.
H+H Celcon Blocks Keep the Heat in Shrewsbury
A total of 175 new homes comprising of two, three, four and five bedrooms will be delivered as part of the Sweetlake Meadow development at Longden Road, Shrewsbury, supported by H+H Foundation Blocks. As sustainability was so important on this project, SJ Roberts chose to specify H+H Ltd Celcon Foundation Blocks.
Time for a definition of MMC
Celcon Elements are storey-high panels of aircrete, designed to allow an exceptionally fast build method. Manufactured to the design storey height of a house with a width of 600mm and a thickness of 100mm, Elements are designed to be craned into place onto a bed of mortar on standard foundations. Blocks are joined using Thin-Joint Mortar with 2mm (3mm) joints, providing an extremely airtight finish and panels can be cut on site to accommodate design details.
Cycle ride for Habitat for Humanity
H+H’s Director of Housing, Neil Thomas, is set to ride 1000 miles in aid of charity when he cycles from the tip of Scotland to the depths of Cornwall in May. With the aim of fundraising £1 per mile, Neil will set out on May 19 to complete the famous John O’Groats to Land’s End cycle route for Habitat for Humanity.
H+H’s Matthew Compton Nominated for Top Industry Award
H+H Regional Merchant Manager Matthew Compton has been nominated for ‘Best Sales Representative’ in the Builders Merchants Journal (BMJ) Industry Awards 2019, now in their second year and the award will deliver several new categories which reflect the breadth of the sector. The winner will be announced on Friday 19 May at a special luncheon.
H+H Sponsors Merchant ‘Independent Rising Star of the Year’ Award
H+H is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the ‘Independent Rising Star of the Year’ category at the Builders Merchants Journal (BMJ) Industry Awards 2019. Now in its second year, the awards will deliver several new categories which reflect the breadth of the sector. The winner will be announced on Friday 19 May at a special luncheon.
Britain Needs More Houses – Let’s Start Building Them
It is great to finally see some genuine debate on social housing triggered by the release of the hard-hitting ‘A Vision for Social Housing’ report released by housing charity Shelter last week. The very human cost of the effects of too few council homes available and people trapped in an expensive private rented sector which is all too often unsuitable for their needs were laid bare.
Government ignores Environmental Audit Committee calls to snub modular housing
It is incredibly disappointing that the Government has refused to listen to calls to stop using taxpayers’ cash for timber-frame modular housing after the Environmental Audit Committee discovered a link between these types of homes and overheating.