The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

APPGEBE Inquiry

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment will be launching its new report on the quality and workmanship of new housing in England by the end of this month.

This report is the result of an open Inquiry led by a committee comprising of members of both houses of Parliament and industry experts. This Inquiry was sparked by cases MPs have encountered among constituents frustrated by problems in their new homes and lack of adequate recourse to builders and warranty providers, to address these problems in a straightforward manner.

All appropriate organisations dealing with these issues were invited to submit evidence, and supplementary oral evidence was requested from a number of them. The weight of the evidence received suggested that as the number of new homes being built has increased, so house quality has declined.

For more information about the Group and Inquiry check the APPGEBE website or contact Kamila Tomaszewska on ktomaszewska@cic.org.uk