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Making High Quality Housing Attainable

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Design quality is high up on the political agend. To most professionals it is crystal clear: they know very well how to deliver sustainable and healthy homes but making such homes attainable to Mr and Mrs Smith and delivering them at scale is the issue.

This event brings together people from the new wave of purposeful organisations in UK housing to talk about their approaches to make quality homes accessible and why it matters.

The format will be an interactive panel discussion with plenty of opportunity to add your input and critical questions. Panellists include:

  • Mike Roberts, SSASY - property developer delivering highly sustainable and beautifully designed projects in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley

  • Sally Godber, CarbonLite and WARM Low Energy Building - CIBSE small building consultancy of the year 2019

  • Mike Jacob, Kiss House - turnkey provider of modular homes built to Passivhaus standard

  • Gareth Mason, Stora Enso - timber company dedicated to driving quality and innovation in the construction industry through open source design systems

Join the discussion and help make better housing attainable in the future.

The event is part of WoodFest Reading. Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Please note: This event is followed by a case study presentation of The Deerings in the same venue. Tickets can be booked here.

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Mike Roberts, Ssassy

Mike is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years experience. He is a board member of the Good Homes Alliance and former Managing Director of Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing. Mike is committed to enhancing environmental and social sustainability in the built environment and is a Founder Ambassador of the UK Green Building Council as well as a Director of his own company Vertigo a sustainable building company. Mike is an external advisor to Ssassy Property who are committed to delivering one planet living communities across Oxfordshire.

Mike Jacob, Kiss House

Mike graduated in philosophy but found his true vocation after taking the pioneering MSc in Sustainable Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technologies (CAT). This set him on a quest to figure out the best way to deliver exceptional buildings through his own business, Trunk Low Energy Building. Along the way Mike’s projects have picked up numerous awards. He’s a Chartered Construction Manager and Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson. He’s brought that experience to Kiss House, along with an unshakable belief that there’s a better way to build a home where quality and comfort are everything.

Sally Godber, Warm Low Energy Building

Sally started out as a building services engineer focusing on renewable and low-energy systems in historic, industrial and educational buildings. Sally is dedicated to creating buildings that perform better for the people who live in them, and for the environment. She co-founded WARM Low Energy Building Practice with her father Peter Warm to help designers and builders create low-energy buildings. WARM LEB was the UK’s first Passivhaus certifier and in 2019 was awarded CIBSE building consultancy of the year (. In addition to her work at WARM Sally is a CarbonLite Passivhaus trainer and regularly delivers their courses through the AECB.

Gareth Mason, Stora Enso

Gareth has worked in the pre-fabricated construction industry for fifteen years and brings a broad perspective drawn from his experience working across the various stages of the construction process. Since 2011 he has specialised in Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). In 2015 Gareth joined Stora Enso, a company that’s committed providing low-carbon alternatives to products made from fossil-based or other non-renewable materials. Stora Enso is dedicated to driving quality and innovation in the construction industry through open source design systems.

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