NHBC launches Housing Association Insights collection

NHBC, the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new-build homes, has brought together some of the leaders of housing association development to share their thoughts on this increasingly very important sector.

Available in print and to download, Built. On insight – a collection of industry insights from leaders in housing association development, has been produced to shine a light on the important work of housing associations. With private renters feeling the squeeze of the cost-of-living crisis and increasing numbers of people seeking social housing, the important contribution made by housing providers cannot be underestimated.

Examining the current state of the sector and the challenges faced by housing associations, as well as looking to the future of social housing, this collection covers everything from attitudes towards affordable housing, construction methods, diversity, the role of for-profit providers and more.

Contributions have been sought from development leaders at some of the biggest housing providers including L&Q, Places for People and Clarion among others. Timely consideration is given to the changing needs of residents, cost-effective construction and how to futureproof new homes. Contributors also share insight on planning hurdles, the role of women in the sector and how service delivery can be improved.

The collection also gives insight into the motivations of its contributors; from personal backgrounds and early careers, right through to their hopes for tomorrow, this publication portrays the people, as well as the developments they lead.

Charlie Ash, sector lead for housing associations at NHBC, commented,

“Access to quality social housing has been a cornerstone of British society for decades and the services offered by housing associations are essential for millions of people. It’s heartening to learn, despite a very challenging financial environment, our contributors have an optimistic outlook, albeit tempered with healthy realism. New considerations such as the green agenda and decarbonisation are being enthusiastically embraced, and Modern Methods of Construction being given serious thought – this forward-thinking attitude and a thirst to achieve shines through in our contributors’ words.”

NHBC’s dedicated Affordable Housing team work with housing associations and local authorities to deliver quality new homes, providing unrivalled expertise from early-stage planning through to completion.

Built. On insight – a collection of industry insights from leaders in housing association development is available to download here.