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Profile: Master developer Urban&Civic

Managing director Robin Butler on quality, reliability, and how to get what you want from housebuilders

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Spending Review: Analysing housing’s chances

What investment in housing does the industry need from the government – and what is it likely to get?

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Boris or Jeremy: what will it mean for housing?

Analysis: What plans the rival Tory leadership candidates could have for built environment policy

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Barking fire: what can we learn?

The blaze at a Building Regs-compliant, timber-clad residential block prompts searching questions

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Regional inequality: what’s the plan?

The initial findings of the UK2070 Commission inquiry into city and regional inequalities confirm what we already know. So what are we doing about it?

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Larkhill housing scheme: radical collaboration

A time-constrained project for military housing is an exemplar of collaboration between rival timber frame firms

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HAs: caught in a cross-subsidy trap?

Housing associations’ increased dependence on revenue from private sales could leave them over-exposed to market fluctuation

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Modular construction: the Goldman Sachs effect

The investment bank’s decision to put £75m into TopHat could signal changes to come for the whole housebuilding industry

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Do we need a Healthy Homes Bill?

The TCPA’s proposed 10-point standards for new homes are supported by many but also raise cost concerns

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Should PDR be permitted after all?

Calls for the reform, review or even extension of permitted development rights are prompting a reevaluation of the policy’s effect

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Housing's quality crisis: what's the solution?

Persimmon’s offer of retentions to customers and a government-appointed ombudsman only offer partial solutions

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Thames Estuary: stuck in the mud?

Interest has ebbed in the former ‘gateway’ to London – but infrastructure investment could get things flowing

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Worker homes: a 21st-century model?

Employers’ efforts to secure affordable accommodation for staff are creating new housing models

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