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

Matt Fleming

What is the value of a housebuilder brand?

July 6, 2022 Comment

Matt Fleming, executive chairman at AF Oliver, discusses the nature of “brand” in the housebuilding sphere

Richard Jones

Productivity and efficiency

July 6, 2022 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at productivity and efficiency and specifically as it applies to procurement

John Johnston

Achieving the new Fabric Energy Efficiency Standards

July 6, 2022 Comment

John Johnston of A Proctor Group looks at the changes made to Building Regulations Part L and Part O last month

Baseley-Stewart

Government must work with us to meet housing goals

July 6, 2022 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley is calling on the government to work with the industry to ensure housing goals are achieved

David O'Leary

The resurgence of nimbyism in Westminster

July 6, 2022 Comment

HBF strategy and external affairs director David O’Leary despairs at the anti-development and nimbyist rhetoric of MPs

Matt Clarke

Of politics and planning

June 16, 2022 Comment

Matt Clarke of Boyer looks at the effect on local plans of changes in political control in local elections

Gemma Leonard

The legal case for modular development

June 1, 2022 Comment

Gemma Leonard, head of residential at DAC Beachcroft, looks at the particular legal considerations around MMC

James Hulbert

Finding the right route to Part L compliance

June 1, 2022 Comment

James Hulbert, head of housing at Knauf Insulation, explains why every housebuilder must find its optimal route to Part L compliance

Matt Fleming

A soaring market defying gravity

June 1, 2022 Comment

Matt Fleming, executive chairman of agency AF/Oliver, contemplates the reasons behind the still-buoyant market

Richard Jones

Retrofitting the right way

June 1, 2022 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at the challenge of ensuring that all social housing is up to an acceptable Energy Performance Certificate rating by 2035