Ian Butler joins the Agile Team to lead housing project delivery

Jan 16, 2023 | news

Agile Homes has appointed Ian Butler as Head of Delivery. Ian joins our team to help achieve our 2023 goal to design, make and deliver 100 affordable, low-carbon homes. Three-quarters of these homes will be for social housing and the LHA (Local Housing Allowance) rented sector.

This key appointment ensures that Agile’s growing operations are bolstered by significant sector experience, aligning well with Agile’s 2022 BOPAS certification.  

Ian Butler joins the Agile Team to lead housing project delivery

“Ian’s great experience in the construction industry is well placed to complement the existing team. This appointment will help us to deliver more affordable and people-centred homes as we provide accessible and sustainable housing solutions throughout 2023” said Steve Edrich, COO of Agile Homes.

Over 40 years of construction industry commitment

Ian Butler has been in the construction industry since 1980. Leaving school to join Rendell Homes Ltd., a local construction company, for a 4-year training programme in site management, Ian qualified initially for ONC (Ordinary National Certificate) and HNC (Higher National Certificate) in building studies. 

During his career, Ian has worked for both volume housebuilders and smaller, bespoke residential developers, delivering numerous schemes at a range of scales, including traditional and timber-frame construction, new-build, conversion and refurbishment. Ian even built a lighthouse, bringing the vernacular character to a coastal scheme at Portishead.

Great minds think alike

Ian set up and managed his own construction company for 8 years, from 2008 to 2015. During this time, he developed his experience in working with sustainable materials, especially straw and timber. 

 “I share similar interests, views and thoughts for the industry with Agile’s founders.” Says Ian. “The industry has changed very little during the 40 years I have been in it and it needs a robust shake-up. It’s time to think differently and simplify the way that we build today’s homes. For example, we need to make routine use of sustainable materials and products and build offsite, using as few on-site ‘wet trades’ as possible, to improve speed and quality control. I see Agile as a pioneer in reimagining the way in which we meet our housing needs and address the affordability crisis. I am proud to join forces with the Agile team.” 

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