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

Nigel Howell

How to make resident management work

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Nigel Howell of FirstPort says that, as residents are given a greater say and responsibility for their homes, housebuilders need to understand how reform wi...

Ben Roskrow

A paradox for 2020 and beyond

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks at the maxim for life that has helped many get through the difficult days of 2020

David O'Leary

Changing the public perception of Help to Buy

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary looks back on a remarkable year and looks ahead to 2021 and the new Help to Buy

Richard Jones

More certainty on Covid and Brexit

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at what action might be taken on both the demand and supply side to maintain momentum in the market

Andrew Howard

Communications takeaways for 2021

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

BECG managing director Andrew Howard reflects on communication strategies for 2021

Russell J Owens

The kitchen is the heart of the home

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Russell J Owens of Whirlpool says a recent survey reveals an increase in popularity for cooking and the resurrection of family mealtimes

Dan Soulsby

Home – more important than ever

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Dan Soulsby of Egger (UK) looks back at a remarkable year, takes positives from the challenges and sees beacons of light ahead.

Ben Roskrow

Looking forward to no more surprises in 2021

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks ahead to 2021 with hope, and a little trepidation


Focusing on progress and innovation

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley sums up the big issues facing the new homes industry and backs the sector to show resilience in uncertain times ahead


The planning white paper and the future of strategic planning

Nov. 4, 2020 Comment

James Stevens, HBF’s director for cities, argues that we need to consider strategic planning that looks far beyond the short term