Features

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

Scott Black Brooklands

The Interview - Scott Black, Places for People

Dec. 1, 2021 Feature

Scott Black joined Places for People as group executive director - development last year. He talks to Suzie Mayes

BNG

Levelling the playing field on biodiversity

Nov. 26, 2021 Feature

Dominic Ryan, managing director of Words HQ, an adviser on land management consultation, looks at the opportunities and challenges of biodiversity net gain

Ian and Graham

The Interview - Ian Baker and Graham Hutton, Baker Estates

Nov. 5, 2021 Feature

Ian Baker is founder and md of Devon-based Baker Estates. Suzie Mayes talks to him and development director Graham Hutton

NHBC talent

Driving talent at NHBC

Oct. 11, 2021 Feature

As the industry continues to recover from the pandemic, NHBC’s operations director Diane Marshall talks about the organisation’s major recruitment drive

Barratt

Embracing the environmental agenda

Oct. 6, 2021 Feature

The environmental agenda is perhaps the key issue now facing housebuilders. Suzie Mayes finds out how housebuilders are responding to it

Chart 1 HMI 2021

Cautious optimism as industry emerges from Covid

Oct. 6, 2021

Brian Green, editor of the HMI Report which, gives a taste of some of the analysis in the report and introduces the Top 25 housebuilders

Construction insolvency

Understanding the foundations of the insolvency process

Sept. 2, 2021 Feature

For struggling companies, it is important to know how to best approach financial distress, should the worst happen. Shakespeare Martineau gives its advice

AF Oliver graph

Ride the market – or get a good night’s sleep?

Sept. 2, 2021 Feature

Matt Fleming, executive chairman of AF/OLIVER, assesses the “febrile” housing market and sees an opportunity for smaller, agile builders to take advantage

Training 2

Quality checking at NHBC Training Hub

Sept. 1, 2021 Feature

This spring, NHBC launched its first Training Hub, welcoming bricklaying apprentices. Housebuilder finds out more

Upbury Grange

The Interview - Mark Edworthy, David Jervis, Peter Andrew, Burrington Estates

Sept. 1, 2021 Feature

Burrington Estates is an SME with big growth plans. Suzie Mayes talks to co-founder Mark Edworthy, regional director David Jervis and chairman Peter Andrew