London’s mayor says his city is in a “good position” to see improvements to its laminate roofing and cork floor systems as they look to meet stringent building codes and help reduce the cost of the capital’s soaring housing costs.
A council spokesperson said the council had seen improvements to the city’s laminate roofs “in all parts of the building” but “the council’s overall focus is on making sure that we’re delivering a roof that is good for our customers”.
A report from the city council’s building industry unit this month found that only 11% of all new roofs in the capital were certified as being compliant with the city building code and that the number of new roof projects was falling by 10% annually.”
However, we are continuing to work closely with the building owners to ensure that they are not able to use any of the existing laminate tiles that are being installed.”
A report from the city council’s building industry unit this month found that only 11% of all new roofs in the capital were certified as being compliant with the city building code and that the number of new roof projects was falling by 10% annually.
The report found that the average price of a new roof in London was £539 per square foot (531 square metres).
“We are very proud of the progress that has been made on laminate rooftop construction in the last year and the council is continuing to invest in this area,” the council spokesperson added.
The mayor has announced plans to build an additional 1,000 new homes in London over the next five years as part of the UK’s plan to build 250,000 homes by 2026.
He has also set a target of 10% house price rises by 2020, which will be the highest ever recorded for London.
“We have been looking to put in place the measures that will reduce costs, and that’s what we are looking to do in London,” the spokesperson said.
“We’re not making any further announcements on that until we have a clear timetable.”