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

Ben Roskrow

Recognising our successes – and our failings

April 4, 2018 Comment

Ben Roskrow says that for the industry to be recognised for its successes it needs to address its failings

David O'Leary

Landing the big arguments on developer contributions

April 4, 2018 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary looks at new research looking at developer contributions towards infrastructure

Steve Menary

Build cost inflation prompts industry innovation

April 4, 2018 Comment

Steve Menary takes a look at build cost inflation and its impact on the industry

Richard Jones

Considering the draft London Plan

April 4, 2018 Comment

Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, analyses the draft London Plan and considers whether it can achieve the target for the capital of 65,000 homes a yea

Liam Kelly

Offsite components - adding kerb appeal to new homes

April 4, 2018 Comment

Liam Kelly, managing director of IG Elements, says working in partnership with housebuilders can boost build methods and design

John Marsh

A watershed moment for housebuilders

April 4, 2018 Comment

John Marsh, water director at GTC, explains how new rules being introduced this month (April) will open up the water market

Johnny Morris

Key year for first Help to Buyers

March 7, 2018 Comment

Johnny Morris, research director at Countrywide, discusses the outlook for the first wave of Help to Buyers

David O'Leary

Survey suggests patience required on housing challenges

March 7, 2018 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary looks at the issues raised by the publication of the latest English Housing Survey

Alex Reid

The devil’s in the deposit

March 7, 2018 Comment

Newgate account director Alex Reid describes the frustration that young people feel at not being able to raise a deposit for a new home

Robert Lee

An ode to the 21st century village

March 7, 2018 Comment

Robert Lee, head of residential at DAC Beachcroft, waxes lyrical on the garden village