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

Andrew Whitaker

Is development management out of control?

May 5, 2021 Comment

HBF planning director Andrew Whitaker MA MRTPI looks at the planning process challenges facing the industry

Stuart Nicholson

Heat pumps and solar PV can go hand in hand

May 5, 2021 Comment

Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director at Marley, says solar PV should become standard on all new homes

Paul Turton

Finding funding solutions for SME housebuilders

May 5, 2021 Comment

Paul Turton, United Trust Bank’s director – business development and marketing – property, says specialist lenders want to support a resurgence of SMEs

Andrew Howard

The new virtual town square

May 5, 2021 Comment

The pandemic has accelerated the use of virtual platforms and social media in planning. BECG's Andrew Howard explains the importance of digital communications

Crispin Tomlinson

Living well for longer

May 5, 2021 Comment

Crispin Tomlinson, head of residential at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, sees a growing interest in later life living accommodation


Relishing the challenge of perennial problems

May 5, 2021 Comment

As we move into the “new normal”, HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley welcomes the fact that the industry’s attention is turning away from the pandemic

Richard Jones

A flexible approach to housing delivery

May 5, 2021 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones says the blurring of public and private sector roles in housing delivery is not a bad thing

Ben Roskrow

New trends as Covid-19 changes the market

April 8, 2021 Comment

Housebuilder editor Ben Roskrow looks at how Covid-19 is changing both the way housebuilders build and design new homes and the way they market and sell them

Richard Jones

The pandemic is driving collaboration

April 8, 2021 Comment

Richard Jones of Arcadis says that the past year has seen increased interest among private and public sector bodies in joint ventures and collaborative schemes


The new lockdown: neutralising nutrients in new development

April 7, 2021 Comment

HBF director for cities James Stevens looks at the issue of excessive nutrients flow into wetland areas which is leading to serious delays in housebuilding