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TV architect calls on government to build 100,000 council homes a year


Even the Tory government has described the UK housing market as 'broken'. Instead of sticking with the failed old ways that houses are procured and built we need: 1. More council houses. The new ones that are being built are to a higher standard than many developers and housing associations and winning awards (e.g. in Nottingham, see https://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/article/1522399/nottingham-puts-social-housing-map). 2. More self build. When people procure their own homes the standard of design and construction is usually higher than average. The opportunity to self build should be there for everyone who can afford to buy a home. 3. More custom build homes and prefabrication. This is where purchasers can buy a house from a catalogue and have it built to reflect their own preferences. It should be the future for all housing development.

Posted date

2 August, 2019

Posted time

3:40 pm