7th April 2017

Ecobuild Video Series – Housing Topped the Agenda

For the third instalment of Tangerine’s Ecobuild video series, we’re focusing on the construction industry’s hottest topic – housing.

The housing crisis, affordable, sustainable and zero carbon homes were key points of discussion throughout the event, with exhibitors showcasing innovative products and solutions that could revolutionise the current market.

With the government acknowledging the substantial potential of offsite construction, Ecobuild’s dedicated Explore Offsite area demonstrated the latest technology to manufacture buildings away from site, offering shorter build times, less waste, and in turn, lower costs for buyers.

Throughout the event, heated debates also surrounded the housing agenda, with key speakers including Tony Pidgley, Chairman of Berkley Homes, calling for Government to slash more red tape to avoid clogging up the planning system. Former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo also called on Theresa May to make dramatic interventions in the housing market to build thousands more council houses, and Ben Derbyshire, RIBA President-Elect, expressed the need for a building programme in the outer suburbs of London.

Find out more in the video below.

By Barry Maginn, Senior B2B Account Director