RIBA president accuses housing associations of building shoddy homes

Ben Derbyshire

Derbyshire blames reliance on design & build contracts

The president of the RIBA has laid into housing associations for building shoddy homes.

Ben Derbyshire said they had built poor-quality housing because they were obsessed with financial risk and had relied too heavily on design-and-build contacts.

But many were beginning to see “the error of their ways” and ditching the contracts, he said.

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