News & Features

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

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Keeping good mental health and wellbeing

April 2, 2020

A year on from the launch of HBF’s mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to encourage good mental health and wellbeing

Andrew Brooks

The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

April 2, 2020

Andrew Brooks is the lively md of Bewley Homes, a design-led Hampshire housebuilder that his father established in 1991. He talks to Suzie Mayes

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Moribund second hand market needs help before Help to Buy ends

March 4, 2020

The moribund second hand market will become increasingly important to housebuilders and government as Help to Buy is tapered away. HBF policy director David O’Leary examines the problem

Stuart Gibbons

The Interview - Stuart Gibbons, Lovell London and Southern

March 4, 2020

Stuart Gibbons is md of Lovell London and Southern, with a long history at Galliford Try. He talks to Suzie Mayes about coming to a business he knows

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

Feb. 6, 2020

The new cohort of young people that forms the potential skill pool for the industry are known as Generation Z – these tech-savvy multi-taskers are ideal apprentices

Marcus Hawley, Blackswan

The Interview – Marcus Hawley, Blackswan Property

Feb. 5, 2020

Suzie Mayes talks to Marcus Hawley, the ambitious director of Blackswan Property, a Birmingham mixed-use developer