Tim Wright, Sales Director at Supreme Concrete, welcomes housebuilding on underused and brownfield sites

as use on concrete products will be boosted

Tim Wright, Supreme Sales Director

“Whilst there have been improvements in the number of houses being built for the UK’s growing population, by the Government’s own admission, there has still been a significant shortfall. Today’s budget sought to address this with a number of initiatives which the Chancellor hopes will ensure housebuilder meet the targets they have set out.

Amongst these initiatives is the drive to make better use of land that is underused and that land is available in the right places for homes, including brownfield sites. As a supplier to the housing sector this is something we welcome. Brownfields and urban sites offer many opportunities and they offer a convincing solution to solving the housing shortage.

However, these sites typically require careful consideration and the types of groundworks required will differ from green-field sites. If housebuilders are to maintain the integrity of the property for the lifetime of the building, they need to invest in construction methods and materials that are effective, cost efficient and simple to use. Structural concrete products are essential in achieving this.

We are particularly aware of the needs of cost-conscious volume builders faced with the impact of an industry-wide skills shortage. Our range of precision made concrete structural products, such as our suspended beam and block floor, have been specially developed to meet the needs of today’s building and construction sites. They have become relied up by tradesmen because of the quality and ease of use.

With brownfields sites set to dominate the housing boom in the coming years, not only is the Budget a boost for the housebuilding industry but will also drive further demand for quality concrete products.”