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

Allan Wilen

Post-Covid predictions for housebuilders

July 16, 2021 Comment

Allan Wilen, economic director at Glenigan, gives his view on how the industry should prepare itself for what is ahead

Charis Beverton

Housebuilders face tough transition to new building safety regime

July 15, 2021 Comment

Charis Beverton, partner at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at the new Building Safety Bill

Carol Massey

New approach vital to overcome material shortage effects

July 13, 2021 Comment

Carol Massay, head of construction at The Access Group, explains the role of technology in keeping construction on track in the face of material shortages

Andrew Fairburn

Designs on good engineering

July 12, 2021 Comment

Good design is paramount in engineering, says Andrew Fairburn, director of civil and structural engineer RWO, who says success lies in creating sustainable p...

David O'Leary

Sensible approach needed on Residential Property Developer Tax

July 9, 2021 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary takes a detailed look at the new Residential Property Developer Tax

Richard Jones

The innovation of change

July 9, 2021 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at the events in the past 100 years or more that have affected the way the industry operates


Critical issues will define the industry’s success

July 9, 2021 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley rounds up developments in some of the key challenges and initiatives affecting the industry i

Robert Jones

20 years of Land Remediation Relief - has it delivered?

July 2, 2021 Comment

Robert Jones, associate director at Gateley Capitus, looks at the success, or otherwise, of this 20-year-old tax relief and how it may be improved

Stuart Law

Why these latest planning reforms could propel us towards our targets

June 7, 2021 Comment

Stuart Law, ceo of Assetz Group, is hopeful that reforms announced in the Queen’s Speech will finally push the industry towards its homes target