The Last Word Archive

Stepping on standards

A new Bill proposes to cut refurbishment standards to increase supply, but who'll be to blame when something goes wrong?

Number cruncher

There are a lot of offices being built but where will workers live?

Vertically challenged?

Some thoughts on the conventional wisdom about apartment standards and height.

One-off housing: easy but unfair?

One-off rural housing is frowned on by planners but is politically sensitive. Is it time for policy change?

An industrial revolution?

Are new offsite building technologies what we need to solve the housing crisis?