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

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Green for go on design

July 3, 2019 Feature

Mark Smulian looks at new government home design demands


The local election effect

July 3, 2019 Feature

As political uncertainty continues at a national level, Suzie Mayes turns to the recent local elections to discover a level of change that could impact devel...

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

July 3, 2019 Feature

After more than 30 years with the business, Chris Tinker has become Crest Nicholson’s interim ceo, heading the company until September. He talks to Suzie Mayes

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Five steps to better mental health

June 5, 2019 Feature

Ben Roskrow talks to Lighthouse Charity chairman Bill Hill about the mental health crisis facing the industry

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Housebuilder Product Awards 2019

June 5, 2019 Feature

We showcase the winners of this year’s Housebuilder Product Awards, whose achievements will be honoured at a winner’s lunch this month

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The Interview - Joanne Casey, Mactaggart & Mickel

June 5, 2019 Feature

Joanne Casey was appointed as the first md of Mactaggart & Mickel’s Homes England division in January. She talks to Suzie Mayes about her plans

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The Interview - Jonathan Cranley & Ben Leather, Spitfire Bespoke Homes

May 1, 2019 Feature

Ben Leather and Jonathan Cranley are regional managing directors of the rapidly growing Spitfire Bespoke Homes. They talk to Suzie Mayes

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The Future Homes question

May 1, 2019 Feature

Suzie Mayes looks at the little we know about the Future Homes Standard, announced in the government’s Spring Statement, and what the industry thinks

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Keeping customers satisfied

April 5, 2019 Feature

The latest HBF/NHBC customer satisfaction survey has revealed further increases in satisfaction

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The Interview - Chris Weedon, Stonebond Properties

April 5, 2019 Feature

Chris Weedon is the approachable md of Stonebond Properties, owned by the founders of Countryside. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his ambitious growth plans