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

David O'Leary

The challenges of the post-Help to Buy world

Dec. 1, 2021 Comment

HBF's David O’Leary looks at the new initiatives in the new build mortgage market that will be important for the sector as Help to Buy disappears in 2023

Ros Selby

A good reputation for building safety

Dec. 1, 2021 Comment

Ros Selby of BECG’s Building Safety Unit says that developers need a well thought-out and consistent approach to building safety

Alan White

All in this together

Dec. 1, 2021 Comment

Alan White of Egger (UK) reflects on an exhausting 18 months but admires the resilience of the industry and looks forward to a strong – if still challenging ...

Richard Jones

The expansion of collaborative working

Dec. 1, 2021 Comment

The Latham and Egan reports promoted collaborative working which is now being adopted to great effect in the residential sector, says Arcadis partner Richard...


Working to find solutions with new DHLUC

Nov. 8, 2021 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley takes a look at the challenges in the inbox of the new housing secretary Michael Gove

Laura Markus

Gove to bring much-needed energy to new housing department

Nov. 8, 2021 Comment

Laura Markus of HBF looks at the changes at the newly named Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. What will Michael Gove bring to the role?

Andrew Howard

“Politics is the art of the possible”

Nov. 8, 2021 Comment

Andrew Howard, md of BECG Group, says the industry needs to understand and engage with new housing secretary Michael Gove's agenda

Stacey Temprell

Marketing and data integrity in construction

Nov. 8, 2021 Comment

Stacey Temprell, marketing director of British Gypsum, says the industry needs to improve transparency when it comes to fire safety and technical competency

Charlotte Wilson

Getting it together: land assembly

Nov. 8, 2021 Comment

Charlotte Wilson, a partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft and a strategic land expert, considers approaches to successful land assembly

Suzie Mayes

From unpredictable times to the biggest challenge

Oct. 11, 2021 Comment

The more familiar territory of the environmental agenda - compared to Covid - is still a big challenge for housebuilders, says Suzie Mayes