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

Ben Roskrow

Looking forward to no more surprises in 2021

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks ahead to 2021 with hope, and a little trepidation


Focusing on progress and innovation

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley sums up the big issues facing the new homes industry and backs the sector to show resilience in uncertain times ahead


The planning white paper and the future of strategic planning

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

James Stevens, HBF’s director for cities, argues that we need to consider strategic planning that looks far beyond the short term

Richard Jones

Are we at a tipping point?

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones considers the five key elements that will determine the direction of the economy and the residential market in the next few months

Andrew Howard

The fight to “keep in control"

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

BECG managing director Andrew Howard assesses whether the government’s radical planning reform can survive opposition from its own party

Georgie Frampton

Seeking an adaptable marketing strategy

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

Georgie Frampton, account director at Aylesworth Fleming, says housebuilders must be proactive, responsive, and able to flex with the economic situation

David Hall

Using the recovery to close the skills gap

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

The government’s Coronavirus Recovery campaign offers a vital opportunity to close the skills gap says David Hall of British Gypsum

Sarah Stone

The impact of Covid on public consultation

Oct. 12, 2020 Comment

Sarah Stone, director at social value agency Samtaler, reminds developers that public consultation should be about meaningful community conversation

Paul Smith

Algorithm of the night: the housing numbers meltdown

Oct. 12, 2020 Comment

Paul Smith of the Strategic Land Group takes a look at the algorithm devised to calculate local authority housing numbers

Ben Roskrow

Design – stirred but not totally shaken

Oct. 8, 2020 Comment

Ben Roskrow wonders if new home design will change significantly post-Covid