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


Love thyself, not just thy neighbour

Dec. 20, 2019 Comment

Carrie Arnold from Bridge Insurance Brokers outlines why third party wall insurance is not always about the other parties

Kate Davies

Help to Buy: what happens next?

Dec. 17, 2019 Comment

Kate Davies, executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), looks at mortgage options post Help to Buy

HBF Viewpoint graph 3 Dec 2019

A decade that lives long in the memory

Dec. 10, 2019 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary looks back at the past decade for the industry and wonders what might happen in the ten years to come

Dan Soulsby

Seeking the best in Quality Street

Dec. 10, 2019 Comment

Housebuilding is like a box of chocolates says Dan Soulsby of Egger UK, who looks at the drive for quality in the industry

Jennifer Riddell Carpenter

Managing risk and reputation

Dec. 10, 2019 Comment

Jennifer Riddell Carpenter, director of communications consultancy BECG, argues that it is essential that housebuilders know how to handle a crisis


A vision for 2020

Dec. 10, 2019 Comment

Phil Slater of Whirlpool looks ahead to the challenges that 2020 will bring and argues that the industry is all set to deliver the homes required

Phillip Lyons

Infrastructure – the key to world class community living

Dec. 10, 2019 Comment

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside looks at the importance of excellent infrastructure in delivering top class development

Joe Ridgeon

Designs on good planning

Nov. 26, 2019 Comment

Good design is paramount in planning, says Joe Ridgeon, director of Hedley Planning Services, and should be a key priority of the next government

Paul Sith

Whose design is it anyway?

Nov. 22, 2019 Comment

Paul Smith, managing director of the Strategic Land Group, looks at the issues arising from the new National Design Guide

Ben Roskrow

Turning public perceptions around

Nov. 7, 2019 Comment

Ben Roskrow argues that the industry is again at a key point - with the right moves on quality and the environment it can win back the public's heart