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

Craig McBride

Water course

Sept. 17, 2018 Comment

Craig McBride, specification manager at Tobermore, says flooding will be an issue unless permeable paving and sustainable urban drainage systems are adopted ...

Michael Hardware

County councils step up

Sept. 7, 2018 Comment

Michael Hardware looks at the role of county councils in providing infrastructure for larger developments

Paul Sith

New housing targets threaten economic growth

Sept. 5, 2018 Comment

The new NPPF makes ambition discretionary for local authorities argues Paul Smith, managing director of the Strategic Land Group


Inspiring a new generation of on-site staff

Sept. 5, 2018 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the achievements of the Home Building Skills Partnership

Neil Thomas

A misguided move to off-site construction

Sept. 5, 2018 Comment

Neil Thomas, director of housing at Celcon Block manufacturer H+H, reflects on the speed of change in housebuilding

Richard Jones

Letwin’s analysis – the next steps and recommendations

Sept. 5, 2018 Comment

Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, looks at the findings of Sir Oliver Letwin’s interim review of build out rates


The NPPF is dead - long live the NPPF

Sept. 5, 2018 Comment

Andrew Whitaker, HBF planning director, takes a look at the revised National Planning Policy Framework

Robert Lee

The future is here - and it’s mixed

Sept. 5, 2018 Comment

Robert Lee, head of residential at DAC Beachcroft, looks at the retail sector and the opportunities to convert shops to resi

Hugh Taylor

How the private rented sector can aid social mobility

July 20, 2018 Comment

Hugh Taylor, HSBC’s head of housing, considers how the PRS can encourage social mobility in the UK

Sam Dewar

NPPF: Where now for planning?

July 19, 2018 Comment

On the eve of changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) being adopted, Sam Dewar, director at DPA Planning, considers what might be included