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

Louise Barnett

Different needs in a lockdown world

Oct. 8, 2020 Comment

It's more important than ever for housebuilders to recognise the shift in home buyer’s decision making says Aylesworth Fleming's Louise Barnett

Andrew Howard

Tory councillors’ planning white paper concerns

Oct. 8, 2020 Comment

Andrew Howard looks at the results of BECG's poll of councillors’ attitudes to the new planning white paper

Chris Ibbitson

Meeting a changing customer mindset

Oct. 8, 2020 Comment

Chris Ibbitson, channel manager contracts at Electrolux Major Appliances, looks back at a challenging time for the firm but sees positivity ahead

Kate Davies

Long-term thinking to fix our broken housing market

Oct. 2, 2020 Comment

Kate Davies, executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), calls for a different, long term approach to delivering more homes

Oliver Baker

Taking sustainability action now

Oct. 1, 2020 Comment

Oliver Baker, ceo of Ambion Heating, advises that steps should be taken now to prepare homes for the Future Homes Standard and a low carbon life

Ben Roskrow

Covid could leave a positive legacy

Sept. 3, 2020 Comment

Ben Roskrow assesses this year's SWOT analysis and finds that the industry, while worried about Covid, also sees opportunities ahead from the pandemic


Busy autumn awaits resilient industry

Sept. 3, 2020 Comment

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley looks at the new Help to Buy and planning policy announcements and, after a busy summer, anticipates more to come

David O'Leary

Help to Buy – the great policy enigma of our time

Sept. 3, 2020 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary discusses the reputation and standing of Help to Buy - why is it downplayed by supporters and criticised in the media?

Richard Jones

Great Expectations

Sept. 3, 2020 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at his firm’s new Construction Market View which predicts potential improved viability for housebuilders in the short term

Rachel Asquith

Advocating the brand – to pay or to earn?

Sept. 3, 2020 Comment

Rachel Asquith, business director at Aylesworth Fleming, considers the role of the advocate in an evolving marketing strategy