With the news that Brandon Lewis has been reappointed as the Housing & Planning Minister, surely now is the time to shake up the housing sector?
The soaring demand is clear, the UK requires 250,000 new homes to be built each year, but with only 141,000 constructed last year, offsite construction is a clear solution.
The housing market is starting to show an increased interest in offsite solution suppliers, with positive signs of investment and an increase in activity levels. Although offsite manufacturing is a relatively new method, not just to the UK but the rest of the world – it has demonstrated significant innovation within the sector.
The Housing & Planning Minister recently stated that firm’s not using new technology in order to speed up housebuilding now “risk being left behind.” Moving away from traditional methods of construction and embracing new technology is absolutely key to achieving speed of build in today’s major housing shortage.
Offsite in the Housing Sector – 07 July – Birmingham will bring together technology leaders to discuss the opportunity this presents for offsite construction to play a major role in the coming years.
The one day conference and exhibition is aimed at attracting construction clients; construction professionals: architects, surveyors, engineers; facilities managers; building product manufacturers and suppliers.
Confirmed exhibitors include:
- Alumasc Exterior Building Products
- Balcas Timber
- B & K Structures
- Caledonian Group
- Crown Timber
- Keystone Group
- Kingspan Timber Solutions
- Senior Architectural Systems
- Structural Timber Association
- VRC Homes
Confirmed speakers include:
- Bryan Woodley – Val-U-Therm
- John Skivington – LHC
- Rory Bergin – HTA
- Alex Smith – Hawkins Brown
- Nick Milestone – B & K Structures
- Oliver Novakovics – Barratts
- John Bedford – Accord Housing
- Phil Hammond – LABC
- Steve Wightman – Caledonian Modular
- Mark Stevenson – Kingspan Timber Solutions
Construction Update readers receive a 10% discount on delegate places simply enter promo code CUEO10 when booking online – Tickets cost £85.50 + VAT (normal price £95 +VAT)
This includes; entry into the conference and exhibition, car parking, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
You can purchase tickets by calling +44 (0)1743 290 001 or visiting: www.exploreoffsite.co.uk/book