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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

Zoe Watson

Suppliers seeking solutions for the new homes sector

Oct. 10, 2017 Comment

Zoe Watson, group marketing manager at the Birtley Group, argues that in the absence of any regulatory incentives for the housebuilder, the manufacturing wor...

Hugh Taylor

Addressing the shortage of retirement housing

Oct. 10, 2017 Comment

Hugh Taylor, head of housing at HSBC, explores how more needs to be done to address the shortage of adequate retirement housing.

Ben Roskrow

Growth is good – but it must be controlled growth

Oct. 6, 2017 Comment

The annual Housing Market Intelligence Report was published on October 5, including our comprehensive list of Britain’s Top 75 Housebuilders.

Richard Jones

The economic benefit of housebuilding

Oct. 6, 2017 Comment

Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, looks at how housing investment can boost the economy – but only if we have the resources to deliver the numbers needed

Ben Roskrow

Caution the watchword as cycle turns

Sept. 6, 2017 Comment

It has been a strange summer. There has almost been too much happening, too many outstanding issues bubbling under the surface, leaving a constant sense of u...

Richard Jones

HA mergers signal changing industry dynamics

Sept. 6, 2017 Comment

Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, looks at the intense activity in the housing association world and argues that the mergers and acquisitions mean new organ...

Baseley-Stewart

Best foot forward into the autumn

Sept. 6, 2017 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks ahead to another crucial period for home builders including challenges on leasehold, Help to Buy, skills and more

Craig Harrow

Assessing Edinburgh’s City Deal

Sept. 6, 2017 Comment

Craig Harrow, head of Newgate Communications’ Scotland office, looks at Edinburgh’s long awaited City Deal. Is it ambitious enough to tackle the “crisis” in ...

Calum Forsyth

Radical change to be found in collaborative solutions

Sept. 6, 2017 Comment

H+H managing director Calum Forsyth considers the future for innovation in housebuilding, arguing that it is up to the industry to find solutions to the skil...

Slaughter-John

New workers research confirms need for industry to step up on skills

July 5, 2017 Comment

HBF director of external affairs John Slaughter looks 
at new research on migrant workers in the UK construction industry which confirms that the work of the...