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

Crispin Tomlinson

Hybrid retirement

Feb. 3, 2021 Comment

Crispin Tomlinson, head of residential at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, considers the changes driving the later life living market

Ben Burns

Tech and automation – a smarter delivery

Feb. 3, 2021 Comment

Ben Burns, head of delivery at Aylesworth Fleming, argues that the use of tech and automation can make marketing for housebuilders more effective and more s...

Stewart Baseley

Another challenging year ahead

Feb. 3, 2021 Comment

Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the HBF, highlights some of the many challenges facing the new homes sector as we move ahead into 2021

Richard Jones

2021 to bring taxes, change and efficiency

Feb. 3, 2021 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones reviews his predictions for 2020 – which were as wrong as everyone else’s – and bravely looks ahead to 2021

PJ Farr

Improving safety with the latest wireless technology

Feb. 1, 2021 Comment

PJ Farr, managing director of UK Connect, explains how Wi-Fi 6 can make sites safer, smarter and more secure

Charles Ayers

Making a start on sustainable housing

Jan. 29, 2021 Comment

When it comes to driving down carbon emissions in new homes, the best way to begin is with the materials you choose, says Charlie Ayers, SureCav's md

James Duncan

Tightened loan criteria - an opportunity for housebuilders

Jan. 13, 2021 Comment

James Duncan of Winckworth Sherwood says recent changes to loan criteria and cost from the public works loans board will see an increase in public/private pa...

Augusta Lynch-Genister

What is the precedent for an ombudsman’s powers?

Dec. 18, 2020 Comment

Augusta Lynch-Glenister, head of marketing at After Build, looks at what the industry might expect from the New Homes Ombudsman

Steve Hemmings, Etex

Deconstruction, not demolition

Dec. 17, 2020 Comment

Housebuilders need to look beyond new homes’ performance and look at material recovery at the end of their lifetimes, says Etex's Steve Hemmings

Paul Smith

New housing targets just in time for Christmas

Dec. 17, 2020 Comment

Paul Smith of The Strategic Land Group fears the new standard method for calculating housing targets will not deliver the homes we need