Comment

The latest news, features, comment and analysis of the UK housebuilding market covering policy, regulation, planning, technology, new developments and products

Andrew Orriss

The future of housebuilding starts now

June 8, 2017 Comment

Andrew Orriss, head of business development at SIG360, argues that it is important to look to the future …but not too far ahead. We need to explore the devel...

Johnny Morris

Examining the new build premium

June 8, 2017 Comment

Johnny Morris, research director at Countrywide, looks at the new home premium – how long does it last on a home and are developers getting better at buildin...

Ben Roskrow

Not all doom and gloom for SMEs

June 7, 2017 Comment

It certainly has been the year to talk about the plight of the small and medium sized housebuilder. If analysis alone could solve the problem of the decline ...

David O'Leary

Big housebuilding targets mean big political decisions

June 7, 2017 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary examines how increasing new homes supply has moved up the agenda among the main political parties. But what would actually ...

Richard Jones

JVs can ease problems with HA new build homes

June 7, 2017 Comment

Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, looks at recent stories about quality challenges for housing associations as their multi-tenure model develops, and sugges...

Stephen Byfield

Getting up the numbers

June 7, 2017 Comment

Stephen Byfield, partner at Newgate Communications, bemoans the fact that green belt policy, a 70 year old system of land management, is still dictating what...

P088_HB_MAY17.jpg

Mind the quality gap

May 3, 2017 Comment

As pressure to speed up construction raises quality concerns, Gavin White, technical product manager at Marley Eternit, discusses how taking greater control ...

Baseley-Stewart

Image matters

May 3, 2017 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that the industry is under the microscope and maintaining a good image is essential to retain government support

Richard Jones

The HA multi-tenure model

May 3, 2017 Comment

Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, argues that the joint venture model is enabling housing associations to successfully tap into housebuilders' skill sets an...

Steve Menary

On the expansion trail

May 3, 2017 Comment

Steve Menary looks at the latest financial figures of the quoted housebuilders and argues that although there are a few red marks, at a broader level the ind...