News & Insights

Read the latest housing sector news, blogs, and commentary from ARK.

SHDF Wave 3. Luke Beard's view.

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 3

By Luke Beard · 23 May 2024

Here are my big takeaways from the draft guidance: 1. Delivery Timescales – since the start of the SHDF rounds, …

2024 – the year of compliance?

By Paul O’Callaghan · 1 March 2024

ARK Assistant Director Paul O’Callaghan discusses the New RSH standards and how 2024 brings many new compliance requirements to the …

Recommendations for the Regeneration of Sheltered Housing: our inquiry submission to the APPG

By Nick Sedgwick · 15 February 2024

The APPG has launched a significant inquiry which focuses on the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing. Here, we outline our …

Housing Digital Live – My Key Takeaways

By Private: Pete Evans · 9 February 2024

This week I attended day one of Housing Digital Live 2024, a conference at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, which focuses on …

NHMF2024 – ARK’s Key Takeaways

By Ruth Brown · 26 January 2024

This week saw the 2024 NHMF Conference take place in Stratford and ARK’s Neil Cox and Luke Beard have given …

Affordable Housing: Navigating Market Uncertainties and Building Futures

By Tim West · 24 January 2024

Having recently started as a Development Director at ARK, it has certainly been an interesting beginning to my tenure. Firstly, …

Direct exposure to mould was a direct cause of the tragic death of Awaab Ishak

Awaab’s Law: Safeguarding Homes, Strengthening Accountability

By Richard Medley · 16 January 2024

Awaab’s Law is part of the most significant government reforms affecting social housing in a decade. It is borne out …

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund – Bidding window opens for Wave 2

20 October 2023

Applications for Wave 2 funds open the week beginning 20 November 2023 with up to £80 million of grant funding …

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC): Identification guidance

By · 21 September 2023

Understandably there are a range of concerns being expressed by Boards. The government’s advice is helpful and suggests that a …


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