Growing Communities: Meeting the Housing Challenge


The pressure on the housing sector to meet demand is paramount. With ever tighter budgetary constraints the industry is seeking innovative ways to create modern, sustainable urban developments.

From turnkey delivery to a new Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS) this seminar will present a variety of solutions to the problems facing the housing sector today with a focus on timber based building methods. Highlighting the latest innovative projects and new business models, this event will offer design and delivery ideas for those in the housing sector and provide a platform for lively, informed debate.


Alex Goodfellow, Group Managing Director, Stewart Milne Timber Systems
Alex will present an overview on the changing nature of the UK housing market and the increasing role for timber frame to meet ever tighter sustainability criteria and the business and cash flow needs of developers.

John Bedford, Head of Project development at Accord Group
Pattern Gardens is the first project to be delivered by Accord’s timber manufacturing arm LoCal Homes. The 106 affordable home development uses an innovative closed-panel timber-frame system, cutting carbon and costs in manufacture and in use.

Craig White, co-founder of White Design
The LILAC (Low Impact Living Affordable Cooperative) project by White Design is the UK's first affordable, ecological co-housing project. It uses the ‘ModCell’ building system made from timber frame and straw bale structural panels.

Keith Rodgers of Guy Taylor Associates
Winner of the Social Housing Project of the Year Award and Civic Trust Award for refurbishment, Parsons Mount uses a twin-studded timber frame system to go beyond Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 making it the first almshouse in the country to do so.

Chaired by:
David Hopkins, Wood For Good

Free to attend. Booking essential.
Followed by networking drinks.

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