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Welcome to Thinkhouse is a new resource for the housing sector, started in 2017, and holds a library of the best and most innovative research pieces, policy publications and case studies that propose ways to increase the amount and quality of the UK's housing stock and the related economic, social and community benefits of doing this. The reports are grouped by year.  Scroll down to read about how we curate the reports or see what has recently come out.  The links above provide access to all the publications on the site and those that the Editorial Panel have selected to be showcased and reviewed. The Panel will issue an annual evaluation of the 'Research Year' and comment on notable gaps in that year's research. - how it works

The site is curated by an independent editorial panel.  All relevent publications, which are group by year, will be included in the Repository section.  The Editorial Panel will then assess each of these pieces to select those that they feel merit being included in the selected/showcase section. The Editorial Panel aims to have about a dozen reports included in the showcase section by the end of each year.  The Ed Panel base their decision on the quality of the research/evidence, the coherence of the arguments, the report format/accessibility and how innovative and practical the pieces are.

The overall objective is to provide easy access to a few key reports and provide a home for all relevant work.  These will help inform policy makers who are engaged in understanding how we can build more and better homes and communities, improve knowledge transfer and provide evidence/ideas to drive decision making. The Editorial Panel will also write a short review for many of the selected reports.    To help speech writers and journalists each annual section will include some interesting 'bite size' facts on reports published in the year.

Finally the Ed Panel will write a review of each research year and comment on any notable gaps in that year's research.

Below you will find the most recent additions to the site.  Please alert us to any report that may have been missed or is due out soon.  You can use the search function on the menu above to find a report from either 2017 and before or from 2018 onwards or download a search enabled excel file of our entire database.

The site has no ties to or funding from any interest or political group and reports are selected solely on merit. If you think we add value please help share what we are doing.

The Editorial Panel

The panel manage Thinkhouse

Our Ed. Panel have a mix of skills, backgrounds and experience in housing. They share a desire to see more and better homes built. The panel is chaired by Thinkhouse's founder Richard Hyde. Click on the drop down link under 'About' to view panel members. 

Contact us

The easiet way to get hold of us and on twitter @thinkhouseinfo.

Recently released reports

Housing for older people

House of Common Communities and Local Government Committee, February 2018

This report set out the need for a national strategy on housing for older people.

Why older people need more market rent housing

Housing LIN, Jenny Pannell, February 2018

Argues for more market rent housing for older people in addition to other tenure options

The decline of homeownership among young adults

IFS Jonathan Cribb , Andrew Hood and Jack Hoyle, February 2018

Provides up-to-date analysis of falls in homeownership, and which groups of young adults have seen the sharpest falls.

State of Brownfied 2018

CPRE, February 2018

Reviews Local Authority registers to demonstrate that there is sufficent brownfield land for 1 million homes.


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