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Half baked and badly made…It’s time to re-set the dial on construction
Suppose I’m planning on taking up baking as a sideline (it’s quite popular on television at the moment): nothing too complicated mind, victoria sponge rather than zachertorte, because I know my...
Read More January 12, 2022
Matching ambition to need…India’s £470 billion housing behemoth
No one could mistake the ambition and reach of a £470 Billion public works programme: that’s seven times more than the Job Retention Scheme cost the UK Government last year (and this); and, after...
Read More December 23, 2021
Waking up for Christmas…Just listen to Jamie
Waking up on a Christmas morning, with cold stone under your head, biting winds driving you deeper into a comfortless cluster of blankets or cardboard: it's not what Christmas is supposed to be about....
Read More December 8, 2021
Planning for the long run...Modular construction offers more than temporary solution
“In the long run we’re all dead”: so often right, John Maynard Keynes couldn’t have been more wrong. Because, when the chips are down, it's the long run that really matters, and in a world that’s...
Read More November 10, 2021
Lost assurance and new hope…everyone’s a winner with Modular Construction
Builders used to build with assurance, and this was it: every third house was clear profit, in other words an operating margin of 33%. It was an easy rule of thumb that even the most innumerate...
Read More October 19, 2021
A Sure Start out of Lockdown...The Subcontinent Challenges Received Wisdom
India launched its first Subsidised Housing Scheme five years after Independence (in 1952), offering subsidised loans to meet up to 90% of construction costs: but the loan went to the employer (the...
Read More September 27, 2021