Features

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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Housebuilder Product Awards

June 6, 2018 Feature

Suzie Mayes takes a look at the winners of this year's Housebuilder Products Awards, whose achievements will be honoured at a winner's lunch this month

Stephen Wicks

The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

June 6, 2018 Feature

Stephen Wicks has evolved Inland Homes from a brownfield land specialist to a housebuilder with a recently established partnerships arm. Suzie Mayes reports

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Newgate survey reveals councillors' concerns

May 3, 2018 Feature

A survey of planning committee members finds that they think that the housing crisis is getting worse and, unsurprisingly, they blame the developers. Housebu...

William Davis

Five-star housebuilders

May 2, 2018

Twenty housebuilders achieved five stars in the latest HBF/NHBC customer satisfaction survey. Suzie Mayes finds out what it takes to be five star

Joseph Rajah

The Interview - Joseph Rajah, Joseph Homes

May 2, 2018 Feature

Joseph Rajah established Joseph Homes during the bleakness of the downturn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about challenges and opportunities and design-led values

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The case for green belt reform

April 4, 2018 Feature

When it comes to housing need, the green belt remains a contentious – and misunderstood – issue. Suzie Mayes reports

James Hopkins

Growing quality - Hopkins Homes

April 4, 2018 Feature

Hopkins Homes, along with its sister company Hopkins & Moore, has enjoyed recent significant growth. Suzie Mayes talks to boss James Hopkins

Karl Hick

The Interview - Karl Hick, Larkfleet Homes

April 4, 2018 Feature

Karl Hick, ceo of Larkfleet Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about Brexit fears, his company’s plans and why the sciences are important

Greg Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald leads the fightback at Bovis

March 7, 2018 Feature

Bovis ceo Greg Fitzgerald tells Ben Roskrow how he is turning the company around