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

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


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

SWOT 2021

SWOT reveals soaring demand amid concerns on planning and price rises

Sept. 1, 2021 Feature

After last year’s Covid-19 fears, this year’s SWOT survey reveals a return to some sort of new normal says Ben Roskrow

NHBC Best Practice

Pride in the Job - the Olympic Gold of industry Awards

July 12, 2021 Feature

As NHBC announces the Quality Award winners of this year’s Pride in the Job competition, Housebuilder looks at the awards, now enjoying their 41st year

First Homes

Finally First Homes

July 12, 2021 Feature

The government’s long-awaited First Homes scheme has launched. Suzie Mayes gets the industry’s views on what this initiative means for housebuilding