September 2016

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The market stays strong

Housebuilder’s annual industry SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and threats facing the industry right now.

Sweetener sales

Johnny Morris, research director of Countrywide, looks at the effect of Help to Buy on housebuilders’ use of incentives and suggests that it is time for the industry to look elsewhere for sales boosts

The Housebuilder Interview – Chris Endsor

Chris Endsor, ceo of Miller Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about an eventful summer, Miller’s growth plans and what gives him the greatest buzz

Sales pitch

Five years ago NHBC launched an industry-wide campaign to help raise standards of pitched roofs. The company’s technical projects manager. Chris Derzypilskyj reports on how the situation has improved

Affordable brownfield

With the deadline for Local Plans looming, Lewis Jones, account director of communications consultancy PPS, examines whether the government’s dual focus on a brownfield-first agenda and affordability is contradictory

United front at UK Construction Week

In its second year, UK Construction Week hits the Birmingham NEC in October. Suzie Mayes reports on what to expect this year, including details of the Build Show which is set to capture the interest of housebuilders once again

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Linea Homes

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House type survey

Glenigan’s latest analysis of who is building what and where

Outdoorsy types

What are the fashions and fads in products for external spaces at new developments?