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

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

Chris Ibbitson

Managing supply expectations in a perfect storm

Oct. 6, 2021 Comment

Chris Ibbitson of Electrolux says the firm is working hard to ease the current supply challenges and striving for climate neutrality by 2050

Andrew Orriss

Stop bashing competitor technologies

Oct. 6, 2021 Comment

Andrew Orriss, chief operating officer at the Structural Timber Association, says it is time to stop the in-fighting and start working together as an

Ben Roskrow

Keep adapting to meet the challenges ahead

Sept. 2, 2021 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks at the messages emerging from this year's Housebuilder SWOT analysis

Christopher Stanwell

Getting the green light

Sept. 2, 2021 Comment

Christopher Stanwell of DAC Beachcroft, considers some of the suggestions arising from a recent round table on the route to net zero carbon

Neil Jefferson

New delivery hub will drive forward environmental agenda

Sept. 2, 2021 Comment

HBF managing director Neil Jefferson looks at the progress the industry is making on the environmental agenda


Nutrient neutrality

Sept. 2, 2021 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the challenges to new homes supply posed by concerns over nutrients – and possible solutions

Neil Thomas

The complexity of measuring embodied carbon

Sept. 2, 2021 Comment

Neil Thomas of H+H UK says that the need for action on climate change is inescapable. The challenge is to find robust ways to measure progress

Richard Jones

Evolving business models in the residential sector

Sept. 1, 2021 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones says that the residential sector has evolved with new methods of working, new money, new participants and innovation

Tom Boland

The gateway to a better future

Aug. 20, 2021 Comment

Tom Boland, head of digitisation at Zutec, looks at the challenges for developers and building owners of the new planning gateways