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Delivering quality and cost effective new build homes

Posted by Baker Homes on 09/02/16 08:00

Now more than ever we need to be building new homes. The UK Government has set the ambitious target to build one million homes by 2025, this means building a minimum of 250,000 new homes per year; an uplift of over 100,000 homes. This represents a huge challenge for the sector.

How can this be achieved whilst maintaining the high quality of the homes? On February 24th, a number of leading speakers will gather at London City Hall to talk about new technologies in the new build sector, successful case studies of high quality and sustainable developments and the landscape to understand upcoming legislation.

This will include how Building Information Modelling (BIM) can help housing associations reduce costs whilst delivering high quality efficient homes. Particularly, Tom Jarman from Your Homes Newcastle and Richard Whittaker from Nottingham City Homes will present case studies of how BIM has helped their organisations to build better. Additionally, Paul Surin, Head of Built Environment in Wienerberger, will talk about the future of BIM in practice and how it is already delivering time savings of up to 50% in project delivery, saving millions of pounds in lean construction and improved operation, maintenance and asset management. A simulation of Wienerberger's BIM software can be seen in the image above.

There are multiple benefits for landlords in delivering new build homes to high quality standards. This is the case for Hastoe Housing Association who have built schemes to Passivhaus standard cost effectively. In fact, 20% of their new build programme will be delivered up to this standard. As a result, their existing schemes are already saving the residents hundreds of pounds in energy bills and most of these, such as the Wimblish Passivhaus project, have experienced zero arrears.

We will also hear how the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and other regulations are driving the UK to deliver homes that have dramatically lower running costs and are comfortable to live in.

The time for the UK to meet the ever increasing housing shortage whilst delivering high quality homes is now. This is possible and can be done cost effectively. Hear from the leaders already doing it.

Road to 2025: delivering low carbon homes cost effectively will provide the solutions for delivering quality homes cost effectively. Discussions on the latest policy landscape and the challenges for social landlords will be led by DCLG, experiences from leading consultants, supply chain and housing associations will be revealed with attendees and workshops and networking time will give you the opportunity to share your expertise and network with other housing professionals.

Join us and our distinguished speakers at the London City Hall on the 24th February. Do you design or build new build homes? Then, you need to be there.

Register here

Topics: SHIFT accreditation standard, New build, Technology, BIM

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