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

Nick Taylor

Does the greenfield/brownfield balance need to be adjusted?

Dec. 5, 2023 Comment

Nick Taylor, planning partner in Carter Jonas’ London office, explains how the government could revise its approach to greenfield land


Delivering premium homes in the country’s most desirable addresses

Dec. 4, 2023 Comment

Adrian Clift, head of design for Spitfire Homes, discusses his approach to designing some of the most desirable communities across the Midlands

Colin Wells

Working towards a more sustainable future

Nov. 2, 2023 Comment

Colin Wells, head of technical at Keylite Roof Windows, explores how manufacturers can help forge the path to a greener, more efficient future for housebuilders

Richard Jones

The party of home ownership needs long term plan for growth

Oct. 7, 2023 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones senses a change in tone from government on housing delivery. But it needs a long-term strategic plan

Victoria Brocklesby

Efficient windows and doors can improve EPC ratings and enhance property value

Oct. 6, 2023 Comment

Victoria Brocklesby, COO at aluminium window manufacturer Origin, discusses the growing importance of thermal efficiency and its effect on buying decisions

Daniel Redfern

Housebuilders can help spread the sun protection message

Aug. 24, 2023 Comment

Daniel Redfern, marketing manager at Marley, explains how housebuilders can ensure their teams of outdoor workers can stay “Safe in the Sun” this summer

Caroline Gray Mason

Getting on the front foot with water neutrality

July 23, 2023 Comment

Caroline Gray Mason, business development director – water at Cenergist, looks at the tools housebuilders can use to combat water scarcity

Stephen Rush

The importance of getting it right first time

July 21, 2023 Comment

Stephen Rush of Lion Sales & Marketing shares his advice on how to "get it right first time" in new home development

Colin Brown

The unintended consequences of new landbanking policies

July 17, 2023 Comment

Colin Brown of Carter Jonas, says the housing secretary’s proposals to address landbanking and could make the delivery problem worse

Simon Coop

Viability: the key to deliverability

July 16, 2023 Comment

At a time of high inflation and with policy expectations increasing, the viability challenge has never been so acute for schemes, says Lichfields' Simon Coop