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


Collaboration key to building safety solution

March 3, 2021 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says collaboration on the quality agenda is the blueprint to tackling the issue of building safety


A roadmap to lead industry through a new environmental era

March 3, 2021 Comment

HBF director of external affairs John Slaughter looks at how the new homes sector will find a pathway to deliver what is required on the road to net zero

Andrew Morgan

Future proofing in a time of change

March 3, 2021 Comment

Andrew Morgan, planning partner at DAC Beachcroft, says that developers need to ensure their new homes are ready for future regulation changes

Richard Jones

The influence of the pandemic on the Local Plan

March 3, 2021 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones finds that some local authorities are already learning the lessons of the pandemic and applying new thinking

Rob Kendal

Engagement during a pandemic

March 3, 2021 Comment

Rob Kendal of Tamdown considers how engagement with customers, employees and others has dramatically changed during the pandemic

Louise Houston

How to engage young people in planning

Feb. 26, 2021 Comment

Engaging with young people will shape better places, and better outcomes for housebuilders, argues Louise Houston, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland's development ...

Ben Roskrow

Bringing customers along the net zero path

Feb. 4, 2021 Comment

Housebuilder editor Ben Roskrow says the road to net zero is the industry's biggest challenge - and bringing customers on board will be key

Kenton Hackney

Bridging finance and the property market in 2021

Feb. 4, 2021 Comment

Kenton Hackney, managing director of Kenton Finance, is confident that the third quarter of 2021 will see a good property recovery – and supporting SMEs will...

Emma Thomas

Starmer and Labour gaining confidence and developing policies

Feb. 3, 2021 Comment

Emma Ramell, policy and public affairs manager at HBF, reviews the first ten months of Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour Party

David Topping

Housebuilders’ role in the journey to net zero

Feb. 3, 2021 Comment

David Topping, managing director of TriConnex, considers the role housebuilders and their partners will play in the net zero journey