New Merchants Framework

CHIC is pleased to announce that we have just completed the procurement of a new framework for merchants. This includes suppliers for the provision of plumbing, electrical & general building goods & materials and the option to provide bespoke managed store services. This framework gives CHIC’s members a wide range of options for their merchant services across England and Wales. Merchants on our framework can…

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

Accelerated Delivery: CHIC’s Modular Showhome arrives in Kidderminster

We are delighted to announce that the BuildSmart Show-Home has finally landed safe and sound in Kidderminster.  In partnership with The Community Housing Group, who have provided the site and local support, we can now facilitate viewings for those in the social housing sector interested in “changing the approach” to truly accelerating the delivery of affordable housing. The off-site manufactured modular home represents the future…

John Bedford to speak at The Residential Buildings Forum

John Bedford will be speaking at the upcoming Residential Buildings Forum being held on 15/16th November discussing how the BuildSmart framework can help to deliver the new homes we so desperately need. CHIC is also delighted to be a partner of the event. About the Event The first residential buildings forum is being held on 15th and 16th November 2018 at Whittlebury Hall, Northants. It has been…

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,…

Modular is the future for social and affordable homes building

Sir Edward Lister, Chair of Homes England suggested that “Modular is the future for social and affordable homes building”. Speaking at the CHIC Annual Conference and Exhibition Sir Ed advised that Homes England will be prioritising modular in supporting social / affordable housing delivery. He also suggested that “young people are not interested “in traditional building work” and that modular meets the right price points…