The HousingNet Bulletin
July 3rd 2017 #235
Construction & MaintenanceDN

Cladding crisis deepens as 181 towers fail tests

Construction Enquirer

The Government's expert fire advisory panel is now seeking further expert advice on whether cladding must be stripped from towers where basic fire tests confirm cladding is combustible.

Here Are All The Warnings About Fire Safety Risks In Tall Towers Before Grenfell


Before Grenfell Tower, there were several official reports, coroners' warnings, parliamentary inquiries, and industry body reports all relating to the use of external combustible cladding on resi...

Dumfries and Galloway Council finds 'fundamental flaws' in public buildings


A number of "fundamental flaws" - including missing wall ties - have been uncovered in public buildings in Dumfries and Galloway.

Large fire tears through multi-million pound development in Bow, east London

The Independent

Eighty firefighters have been tackling the fire at an unoccupied block of flats near Regent's Canal, according to the London Fire Brigade.

Cardiff council to spend £2.5m on nearly 3,000 new fire doors in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Wales Online

The 2,850 flat front doors will be fitted in local authority-owned blocks.

PDF: Government building safety programme - explanatory note


This note explains the checking and testing programme that has been set up and is now underway.

NHBC announces the appointment of Steve Wood as Chief Executive


NHBC, the UK's leading new home warranty insurance provider, today announced the appointment of Steve Wood as its new Chief Executive.

Inland Homes Wins Construction Contract Worth GBP29.5 Million


Brownfield housebuilder Inland Homes PLC said on Friday it has won a contract to deliver 136 units in Alperton, north west London, and has agreed a land sale worth GBP7.5 million to a "major hous...

Wixams developer Gallagher Estates sold in £505 million deal

Bedfordshire On Sunday

A local developer has been bought by a leading land company as part of ambitious plans to build 100,000 homes nationwide.

BTR pipeline sees sharp growth in Q2 (register)

The number of build-to-rent (BTR) homes under construction or in planning shot up by a fifth in the second quarter, analysis from the British Property Federation (BPF) has shown.

Business big names join forces on massive new Cambridge housing development

Cambridge News

First phase of Wing will deliver 450 homes.

Director of Grenfell Tower insulation provider 'is government adviser'

The Independent

Technical director of Saint Gobain UK, which makes Celotex insulation, is reportedly also on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC), which advises Sajid Javid.

North-east construction firm remains upbeat despite reporting losses

The Press and Journal

North-east builder Chap has reported “significant progress” over the past year despite accounts showing the firm slid into the red.
Planning & RegenerationUPDN

All NI councils miss planning applications target


None of Northern Ireland's councils met the statutory 30-week average target for processing major planning applications last year.

Need for ‘high end’ coastal homes

Yorkshire Post

An enduring image of traditional Victorian terraces lining Yorkshire’s coastal towns could soon make way for a wave of smart new homes to suit the well-heeled.

PDF: Green Belt Under Siege 2017

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Green Belts provide the countryside next door for 30 million people and are a major feature of our planning system.

Lagan Homes given green light for plans to build 480 homes outside Dundonald

Belfast Telegraph

A huge housing development with around 500 homes is due to be built in Co Down. The green light was given for the £70m plans from Lagan Homes to build more than 480 family homes at Millmount Vil...

Moray firm aims to help alleviate Scotland’s housing crisis

The Press and Journal

Moray housebuilder Springfield Properties said yesterday it was on target to deliver 1,500 affordable homes across Scotland by 2020.
Daily Tenders UPDN

DPS Guardian & Security Measures for New Sites 2017

Barnet Homes

Location: Barnet
Tender Value: £800,000
Deadline: 5 Years

Demolition of Old Civic Centre Building

Dacorum Borough Council

Location: Hemel Hempstead (England)
Tender Value: £1,500,000
Deadline: 42 Days

Refurbishment Works at Sheltered Housing

Southampton City Council

Location: South East
Tender Value: £450,000
Deadline: 23 Days

Measured Term Contract - Minor Refurbishment Works 2017 - 2021

Flintshire County Council

Location: Flintshire and Wrexham
Tender Value: -
Deadline: 28 Days

Ground Maintenance Services 2017 - 2020

Govanhill Housing Association Ltd.

Location: Glasgow
Tender Value: £210,000
Deadline: 32 Days

Annual Gas Servicing, Maintenance and Installation Contract

Melville Housing Association Ltd.

Location: Scotland
Tender Value: £3,200,000
Deadline: 29 Days

Electrical Installation Works 2017 - 2022

Gwynedd Council

Location: Gwynedd
Tender Value: £200,000
Deadline: 29 Days

Proposed Upgrading Works to Properties

Falkirk Council

Location: Laurieston
Tender Value: £400,000
Deadline: 18 Days

New Build Housing Construction Framework

East Lothian Council

Location: East Lothian and Midlothian
Tender Value: -
Deadline: 38 Days

Estate Development of Residential Infill Sites - Design & Build Contractor Procurement

Brent London Borough

Location: London
Tender Value: -
Deadline: 66 Days
Contract Award Notices UPDN

Specialist Aids and Adaptations


Contractor: TPG Disableaids Ltd
Location: Central Valleys
Tender Value: £150,000
Term: 3 years

Supply and Delivery of Bulk Materials

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Contractor: C&W Berry Limited
Location: United Kingdom
Tender Value: £250,000
Term: 3 years

Demolition Works

Durham County Council

Contractor: John Wade (Haulage) Ltd
Location: North East
Tender Value: £293,000
Term: 3 months
Meeting MinutesUPDN

PDF: Cheshire East Council - Cabinet Minutes, 13th June 2017

Cheshire East Council

(1) Housing Repair and Adaptations Framework - Cabinet approves establishment of a framework to commission low value domestic repairs and adaptations on behalf of vulnerable residents.The framework va...
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