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

Tim Pinder

HAs need collaboration and commerciality

May 14, 2019 Comment

Tim Pinder of Peaks & Plains Housing Trust argues that housing associations must take a more commercial approach to development

Paul Sith

International lessons for the housing crisis

May 13, 2019 Comment

Paul Smith looks at radical planning changes in New Zealand and wonders whether similar might work here

Tim Shaw

Engaging in estate regeneration

May 13, 2019 Comment

Hyde Group’s Tom Shaw stresses the importance of engaging with residents in regeneration schemes

Ben Roskrow

The nature of targets

May 1, 2019 Comment

Ben Roskrow wonders whether its time to revisit the 300,000 new homes a year target

David O'Leary

Great strides on diversity - but gender pay gap shows much to be done

May 1, 2019 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary looks at the latest round of mandatory gender pay gap


Change coming apace for housebuilders

May 1, 2019 Comment

Stewart Baseley gives his take on the myriad of issues arising from the HBF’s Policy conference

Richard Jones

Managing risk through uncertain times

May 1, 2019 Comment

Richard Jones says that transparency between development partners is vital to avoid disputes

Andrew Howard

A national solution to a local challenge

May 1, 2019 Comment

Andrew Howard, md of BECG, argues for a hybrid planning regime that introduces a new route to housing

James Seawell

No need to compromise on roofing quality

May 1, 2019 Comment

James Seawell of Marley argues that downgrading roofing specifications is a false economy

Ben Roskrow

It’s time to talk about our mental health

April 5, 2019 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks at the shocking stats on suicide in construction