In Depth

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

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

The Forge, Telford Homes

Beauty contest

April 7, 2021

The government has launched a new draft National Model Design Code and wants the word “beauty” included in planning rules. Mark Smulian finds out what this m...

September 2020 - Front cover

SWOT 2020 - Covid – a Threat and an Opportunity

Sept. 2, 2020

The pandemic dominates this year’s industry SWOT analysis - but Covid is an Opportunity as well as a Threat

Fab 40

Fabulous at 40

July 2, 2020

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

SWOT 2019

Housebuilder SWOT 2019

Aug. 22, 2019

Ben Roskrow reveals the results of Housebuilder’s 2019 SWOT analysis of the UK new homes industry


The Year Ahead - what's in store for 2019?

Feb. 11, 2019

In 2018, the industry endured another year of political and economic uncertainty. Suzie Mayes quizzes the industry on its hopes for this year

HMI 2018 11

HMI Report 2018 - on the right road, but look out for potholes ahead

Oct. 3, 2018

Brian Green, editor of the Housing Market Intelligence report which is published this month, previews the findings of the detailed analysis the report

SWOT 2018

Housebuilder SWOT 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

Ben Roskrow reveals the results of Housebuilder’s 2018 SWOT analysis of the UK new homes industry


Outlook on offsite

July 4, 2018

With much talk and activity around modern methods of construction (MMC), Suzie Mayes looks at what is happening

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