So what is the state of play? I should just caveat the figures as you will hear more specific and qualified figures from Allen in a minute. The percentage is sourced from Joseph Rowntree Foundations research and the statistic from SPRU. My understanding of these is that they include genuine hands on self build and also catalogue housing where consumers get a builder to provide a finished product, self procured housing where individuals commission architects and contractors etc, and possibly small developers working on one off projects.
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Families, couples and individuals want sustainable and affordable new homes with space to grow into. They want to live in sustainable communities Landowners need to maximise value on their land Mortgage lenders still need to lend, carefully measuring the risk
Local Authority Development Control officers need maintain design and build quality Local Authority Housing officers need to deliver annual housing targets, even in recessions Developers needs to minimise risk and maximise value and find new models of delivery in changing markets
Architects need to be paid for designs, they want a more profitable way to impact on the volume housing market and ensure design quality Builders want to receive robust well developed information. They need proper timescales and opportunity to profit by delivering quality homes Building supply chains want to sell quality sustainable products and technology to builders. They need long term volume orders so they can offer mass purchasing discounts