Jess McCabe

I am a journalist and these are some of the stories I've been working on lately

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Latest news story: Overheating of homes an ’emergency’ situation, warns landlord

Yesterday I chaired an extremely interesting/worrying session at the Homes conference about overheating in summer of new buildings and those that have been retrofitted to make them more energy efficient. The discussion was worrying – anecdotal evidence is being gathered, but no-one seems to know the scale of this problem. Here’s the story I very quickly filed for Inside Housing…

Latest Inside Housing feature: Homes to order

Factory-built homes are meant to be the next big thing. But what will the legacy be for those trying to maintain them? Jess McCabe reports Offsite construction is becoming a buzzword. Earlier this year, Eric Pickles waxed lyrical in the Evening Standard about this modern method of building homes in factories. After visiting Circle Housing’s 51-home development of affordable housing…