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Inquiry into the Quality of New Build Housing in England

For its fourth Inquiry the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment looked into the quality and workmanship of new build housing in England. The report was launched on 13 July 2016.

The full report can be found here

The full list of written submissions, additional evidence and notes from the meetings can be found under Submission and Session tabs on the left hand side.

The Commission Members:

The APPG for EBE Commission of this Inquiry comprised of members of both Houses of Parliament and senior members of the construction professions.

Lord Best, Peter Bonfield OBE, Tony Burton, Oliver Colvile MP, Helen Hayes MP, The Earl of Lytton, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Turlogh O’Brien, Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, Stephen Stone and Andy Von Bradsky.

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First session - 16 November 2015

Independent view - NOTES

  1. Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate - Rachel Morris, Chief Executive and Ian Carey, Past President
  2. Local Authoritiy Building Control - Paul Everall, Chief Executive, Philip Hammond, Managing Director and Barry Turner, Director of Technical Policy
  3. MD Insurance Services Ltd - Rob Clay-Parker and James Bush, Managing Directors
  4. Zero Carbon Hub - Rob Pannell, Managing Director, Ross Holleron, Project Director
  5. Royal Institute of British Architects - Andrew Forth

Second session - 23 November 2015

Consumer perspective NOTES

  1. British Research Establishment - Chris Cousins, BRE Associate
  2. Wingrove Law - Geoff Peter
  3. Houseplanning Help Ben Adam-Smith
  4. Barry Grossmith and Cornelius Jeronimus
  5. Phil Waller

Third session - 7 December 2015

Housing and professional bodies view - NOTES

  1. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - David McCullogh, Group Director Building Control and Sustainability at Carillion
  2. Home Builders Federation - Peter Andrew, Deputy Chairman
  3. National House Building Council- Lewis Sidnick, Head of Corporate and External Affairs Ian Davis, Operations Director
  4. Chartered Institute of Building - Stephen Wielebski, CIOB Fellow
  5. Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors - Paul Wilkins, Chair and Diane Marshall, Treasurer

Fourth session - 14 December 2015

Doing things differently - NOTES

  1. Leeds Sustainability Institute, Centre for the Built Environment - Prof Chris Gorse
  2. Dr Stephen and Mrs Elisabeth Watkins - New Home Quality Legislation
    Draft Outline of New Home Quality Legislation
  3. Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists - Kevin Crawford, Vice President Technical
  4. Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association - Sarah Kostense-Winterton, Executive Director and Steven Heath, Policy Committee Chairman
  5. BLP Insurance - Vim Vernau, Chief Executive and Jeff Maxted, Director of Technical Consultancy