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

Fab 40

Fabulous at 40

July 2, 2020 Feature

NHBC is celebrating 40 years of its Pride in the Job Awards, honouring the crucial work of site managers. Housebuilder reports

30,000 new builds missed from stats

Industry issues return

July 2, 2020 Feature

Coronavirus may have eclipsed everything over the past few months, but the housing issues predating it have not gone away. Suzie Mayes reports

Amanda Williams

The Interview - Amanda Williams, Aster Group

July 1, 2020 Feature

Amanda Williams, group development director of housing association Aster Group, speaks to Suzie Mayes about the opportunities she sees for the business

HBF Webinar panel

Challenges discussed at HBF's first Live Events Webinar

July 1, 2020 Feature

HBF’s first Live Events Webinar saw industry figures discuss the market and issues facing the sector as it emerges from the coronavirus crisis

Mole architects

Design quality is in the eye of the beholder

June 29, 2020 Feature

Paul Smith, md of Strategic Land Group, reveals the fascinating results of his firm’s survey of the view of architects and the public of new homes design

Loom Wharf

The challenges and charms of restoring cotton mills

June 5, 2020 Feature

Jonathan Twentyman, md of JP McGuire Developments, explains the challenges and rewards of transforming old cotton mills into homes

Stewart Milne

Housebuilder Product Awards 2020

June 4, 2020 Feature

Suzie Mayes showcases the winners of this year’s Housebuilder Product Awards, honouring the best in class for products and systems


The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

June 3, 2020 Feature

Suzie Mayes spoke to Stephen Wicks soon after lockdown was announced, then some weeks later. He is now feeling cautiously optimistic

Site boot

Back to work

June 3, 2020 Feature

Many housebuilders returned to site in some capacity in May. Suzie Mayes looks at the measures companies have imposed


Innovating in the crisis

May 6, 2020 Feature

After weeks of crisis management, the housebuilding industry is continuing to operate – in ways not thought of before. Suzie Mayes reports