Tender opportunity is now live!

CHIC, acting on behalf of its members is procuring Phase 2 of our new Building Works Framework, covering the supply of a broad range of internal and external building works for use in the housing and related construction sectors. The framework of service providers covers the installation, replacement, refurbishment, improvement and repair of Multiple Building Elements, Restricted Mobility Adaptations and Decorations, including Pre-Decoration repairs All…

CHIC CHAT!

Are you a member or supply chain partner of CHIC and want to keep up to date with the latest news in social housing? We are excited to announce our brand-new monthly newsletter, CHIC CHAT! CHIC CHAT July Edition This is a chance to recap on key events that have happened in the sector over the last month and tell you everything you need to…

Another Successful CHIC Conference

Our 9th annual CHIC Conference was a great success this year. We received a fantastic turn out of over 300 delegates and 38 exhibitors. CHIC showcased a range of interactive workshops covering sector related issues such as complying with fire safety regulations, the potential knock on effects of the social housing green paper and what is to come for social housing post Brexit. We also…

Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply: Wales

A highly anticipated Welsh government-commissioned review of affordable housing supply was published. The report, which was widely praised by the housing sector but was also taken to task to include a greater emphasis on the role of tenants in decision making, made a series of key recommendations including: The provision of Local Housing Market Assessments (LHMA) based on consistent timetable, data and methodology across housing…

CHIC Leaves Reallies Partnership

After careful consideration by the board and following member consultation, CHIC has now left the Reallies partnership and become an ‘Unaligned Licensee’. CHIC’s members want a wide range of services that CHIC is best positioned to deliver directly. CHIC will continue to work with Reallies, which will support the range of projects already being delivered for CHIC members on existing frameworks. John Fisher, Managing Director

Time to change the approach

Next week, during the CIH Housing Conference we are showcasing our innovative volumetric home. At our recent CHIC annual conference in Worcester, Sir Edward Lister explained  Homes England support for offsite manufacturing during his conference plenary, he stated that Modular is the future for social and affordable home building, and that Homes England will be prioritising modular in supporting social / affordable housing delivery. So,…