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

Simon Vernon-Harcourt

Time to build on the green belt

March 7, 2024 Comment

If government is serious about protecting the environment, it needs to build on the green belt, argues Simon Vernon-Harcourt, design & planning director at Cit…

Richard Jones - Naismiths

Avoiding the avoidable

Feb. 29, 2024 Comment

Richard Jones, director of building consultancy at Naismiths, says proper project management is key to planning for the worst while hoping for the best

Alex Goodfellow

Timber all set to meet government roadmap

Jan. 8, 2024 Comment

Donaldson Offsite ceo Alex Goodfellow looks at the aims of the government's Timber in Construction roadmap

Lindsay Garratt

New year sees viability pressures continue

Jan. 2, 2024 Comment

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act and other policies will challenge the industry this year, says Lindsay Garratt, partner at Winckworth Sherwood

Richard Jones

50 years in the construction industry - a personal view

Dec. 8, 2023 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks back at his 50 years in the construction industry

Nick Taylor

Does the greenfield/brownfield balance need to be adjusted?

Dec. 5, 2023 Comment

Nick Taylor, planning partner in Carter Jonas’ London office, explains how the government could revise its approach to greenfield land


Delivering premium homes in the country’s most desirable addresses

Dec. 4, 2023 Comment

Adrian Clift, head of design for Spitfire Homes, discusses his approach to designing some of the most desirable communities across the Midlands

Colin Wells

Working towards a more sustainable future

Nov. 2, 2023 Comment

Colin Wells, head of technical at Keylite Roof Windows, explores how manufacturers can help forge the path to a greener, more efficient future for housebuilders

Richard Jones

The party of home ownership needs long term plan for growth

Oct. 7, 2023 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones senses a change in tone from government on housing delivery. But it needs a long-term strategic plan

Victoria Brocklesby

Efficient windows and doors can improve EPC ratings and enhance property value

Oct. 6, 2023 Comment

Victoria Brocklesby, COO at aluminium window manufacturer Origin, discusses the growing importance of thermal efficiency and its effect on buying decisions