Suzie Mayes

Suzie Mayes

Reporting for House Building since 2007, House Building

Planning white paper

Big announcements for a busy autumn

Sept. 2, 2020

Suzie Mayes gauges housebuilders’ thoughts on the Help to Buy extension and planning white paper - the summer's big announcements

Site boot

Back to work

June 3, 2020

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


The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

June 3, 2020

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

Tim Banks

The Interview - Tim Banks, Octagon Developments

Aug. 27, 2019

Tim Banks is ceo of Octagon Developments, a Surrey-based luxury housebuilder that is now planning more affordable homes alongside premium ones


The local election effect

July 3, 2019

As political uncertainty continues at a national level, Suzie Mayes turns to the recent local elections to discover a level of change that could also impact

Suzie Mayes

Changing times on a local and national level

July 3, 2019

The local elections have added yet more uncertainty for some housebuilders, says Suzie Mayes

Joanne Casey

The Interview - Joanne Casey, Mactaggart & Mickel

June 5, 2019

Joanne Casey was appointed as the first md of Mactaggart & Mickel’s Homes England division in January. She talks to Suzie Mayes about her plans

Future Homes question

The Future Homes question

May 1, 2019

Suzie Mayes looks at the little we know about the Future Homes Standard, announced in the government’s Spring Statement, and what the industry thinks

Ben and Jonathan

The Interview - Jonathan Cranley & Ben Leather, Spitfire Bespoke Homes

May 1, 2019

Ben Leather and Jonathan Cranley are regional managing directors of the rapidly growing Spitfire Bespoke Homes. They talk to Suzie Mayes


Grand design

March 6, 2019

The government has called upon housebuilders to build more beautiful homes. But what does this mean? Suzie Mayes finds out