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BSRIA Residential Network Event: Building Better Homes FasterJune 2017

BSRIA is delighted to be staging the ‘Building Better Homes Faster’ event, part of its Residential Network events programme, on Friday 7th July, from 9:30 – 14:00 hrs in London. With a range of topics covered, this event is expected to attract the interest of both public and private stakeholders initiating a constructive dialogue between the two on how more new, good quality homes can be delivered per year.

Delivering more new homes has been one of the biggest residential challenges the UK has faced in recent years. Government has committed to increasing the housing volume delivered per year targeting to deliver almost 250,000 homes annually.

BSRIA’s Residential Network event will discuss the challenges and opportunities in moving the housing agenda forward.

Tassos Kougionis, Principal Consultant – Residential, at BSRIA’s Sustainable Construction Group, said:

“In February this year government released its Housing White Paper called Fixing our Broken Housing Market. The paper introduced a plan to deliver more new homes per year in order to meet the ever-increasing housing demand around the country. It is clear to me that both public and private stakeholders will have to work closer together in order to deliver the targets required.

As a sector – we need to learn from our previous experiences and improve on our way forward. It is very important that the new homes we construct are of high quality and offer occupants the right environment to live and thrive.’’

The following topics will be covered:

  • Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) update.
  • Skills, knowledge and the supply chain.
  • Delivering housing volumes through new technologies, off-site manufacturing.
  • The role of SMEs in meeting the housing targets.
  • Building resilience within the new housing stock.

Who should attend:

The event is highly recommended for developers, builders, planners, social housing providers, architects, building control officers, local authorities, consultants and stakeholders and is expected to offer a unique insight to some of the most important topics currently discussed within the residential sector.


Bouygues Becket House, 1 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EU


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09.30 Registration & refreshments
10.00 Welcome & introduction to BSRIA – Tracey Tilbry, BSRIA
10.05 DCLG Update – Paul Decort, DCLG
10.25 Skills, Knowledge & the Supply chain – John Slaughter, HBF
10.45 Q&A
11.00 Coffee
11.20 New technologies, off-site and delivering volumes – Oliver Novakovik, Barratt Homes
11.40 The role of SMEs delivering housing targets – Chris Carr, Carr & Carr Builders Ltd
12.00 Building resilience – Chris Pountney, AECOM
12.20 Q&A
12.45 Networking lunch
14.00 Depart

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