Q&As – CHIC Supplier Day

How can BuildSmart benefit from the CHIC Planned Maintenance materials buying power? By sourcing both existing and additional product lines through the Re:Allies materials frameworks where this will reduce Premier, Stewart Milne and the contractors’ costs. Such savings having already been proven through both planned maintenance and newbuild contracts. How are we future proofing the replacement of products in homes? By engaging with the supply…

Learning post-Grenfell

CHIC’s Managing Director John Fisher recently contributed to Housing 24’s October edition. Writing on page 12 John argues that post-Grenfell, we need to think longer term when it comes to sourcing materials. We have reproduced John's article in full below. The housing sector spends 40% of its income on maintaining and investing in its housing assets. The rest goes roughly in equal parts on providing…

CHIC Shortlisted

CHIC together with Oakleaf Commercial Services (the contractor subsidiary of Community HG) and Stewart Milne Timber Systems were shortlisted for the Best Social Housing Scheme at this year’s Structural Timber Awards held on 10 October. Whilst the scheme did not win the title we were delighted to demonstrate how timber frame can provide excellent housing outcomes. To find out more about our Off-Site products please…

CHIC’s New Starters

We are delighted to announce that three new starters have recently joined our CHIC team; Stephen Sharman, Sophie Gregory and Amelia McCann. Amelia (right) joins CHIC as Head of Development, with Stephen (middle) filling the role of Senior Account Manager. Sophie (left) ha s joined as CHIC's Administrator. Amelia will be taking the lead on Buildsmart and joins us from Persimmon Homes, a national housebuilder…

Save the date – CHIC BuildSmart new build framework – Volumetric Supplier Day – October 18th 2017

CHIC is pleased to confirm that the procurement of the volumetric supplier for the CHIC BuildSmart newbuild framework is now complete and that Premier Modular joins Stewart Milne Timber Systems and the other BuildSmart contractors, architects and client representatives to offer volumetric, frame and panel and traditional construction solutions through BuildSmart’s flexible framework arrangements. We and Premier Modular would be delighted if you or colleagues…

Vacancy: Independent Board Chair

CHIC is a consortium of housing associations and local authority landlords in the Midlands, South and Wales which together own and manage over 400,000 homes. CHIC delivers Smart Asset Management for its members, who work collaboratively to procure building materials, contractor frameworks and to build new homes. CHIC focuses on innovation in reducing asset management costs and in delivering social value. The Board, which comprises…