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

David O'Leary

Presenting the industry's case in a watershed year

Feb. 7, 2018 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary focuses on a series of important issues which are set to impact housebuilders in 2018

Dan Soulsby

Playing our part to boost supply

Feb. 7, 2018 Comment

Dan Soulsby, national construction account manager at Egger UK, sees suppliers and housebuilders pulling out all the stops to increase supply in 2018

Chris Dore

Time to focus on our customers’ customer

Feb. 7, 2018 Comment

Chris Doré, business development director at TriConnex, looks at how firms in the broadband sector can help housebuilders meet and exceed customer expectations

Richard Jones

Another rollercoaster year ahead

Feb. 7, 2018 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones predicts what 2018 may have in store for housing


Aiming to be the solution, not the problem

Feb. 7, 2018 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says the industry needs to redouble its efforts to retain the industry's trust

Ben Roskrow

Newly-named housing secretary sets 2018 agenda

Feb. 7, 2018 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks at early manoeuvres by the government in 2018 and discusses the implications for the industry

Richard Werth Troy Homes

Certainty is the key to increasing supply

Dec. 20, 2017 Comment

Richard Werth, chief executive of Troy Homes, looks ahead to 2018 and beyond and argues that the one thing that will kick-start housebuilding is certainty

David O'Leary

Budget builds on unprecedented progress on supply

Dec. 6, 2017 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary welcomes the latest statistics on new homes supply and looks at the Budget measures on housebuilding, which continue the mo...


All in this together

Dec. 6, 2017 Comment

Phil Slater, channel manager – contracts at Whirlpool, reviews the year, highlights some uncertainty ahead but also finds reasons to be cheerful if we all wo...