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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Is the UK missing a trick with renewables and housebuilding?

April 14, 2021

If the UK is to achieve its net zero targets, a broader approach must be taken to renewable energy in housebuilding, argues Shakespeare Martineau

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The Interview - Andy Hill, Hill

April 8, 2021

2020 has been productive for Hill, Housebuilder’s Medium housebuilder of the year. Suzie Mayes talks to ceo Andy Hill about his recent highlights and challenges

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Beauty contest

April 7, 2021

The government has launched a new draft National Model Design Code and wants the word “beauty” included in planning rules. Mark Smulian finds out what this might mean for housebuilders


NHBC's NVQ milestone

April 7, 2021

With NHBC reaching a milestone of more than 5,000 training NVQs, Housebuilder talks to industry training manager Geoff Mann about their evolution

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Virtual reality: the future of house buying after Covid

March 23, 2021

Since the pandemic struck, the Leicester-based William Davis Homes has offered virtual reality to market its homes. And it plans to continue

The green belt has become a black hole

March 22, 2021

Paul Smith of The Strategic Land Group, looks at the green belt and how it is acting as a giant black hole, sucking in all attempts to plan