Suzie Mayes

Suzie Mayes

Reporting for House Building since 2007, House Building


This way up

Dec. 1, 2013

In the summer, Andrew Richards took the reins of Linden Homes, our Housebuilder of the year. Suzie Mayes talks to the new md about his investor background, what he hopes for the business and the company’s award-winning philosophies

That's Later Life

Nov. 1, 2013

The UK housing crisis is not all about first time buyers. There is a chronic undersupply of suitable housing for a rapidly growing ageing population, with planning, design and image issues to overcome. Suzie Mayes reports

Insulation for the nation

Oct. 1, 2013

Suzie Mayes talks to the companies that are boosting the building envelope with various forms of insulation. She also highlights an unintended consequence of building airtight homes: overheating

Lead lines lengthen as market returns

Oct. 1, 2013

The welcome upturn in the housing market has exposed shortages in supply as manufacturers try to respond. Suzie Mayes talks to the industry about this new challenge and the ongoing concern about a shrunken labour force

A true Olympic legacy

Sept. 5, 2012

The new private homes at the Olympics Athletes' Village will be be available for long term rent. Could this trigger a new way of thinking about UK rental, asks Suzie Mayes

A true Olympic legacy

Sept. 1, 2012

Suzie Mayes speculates that with the new homes at the Olympics Athletes' Village set to be private rented with an on-site landlord, the scheme could lead the way in promoting the benefits of rental to the UK.

A framework for planning change

Sept. 1, 2011

The draft National Planning Policy Framework has been mkaking waves with its pro-growth approach. Suzie Mayes reports the key details and hears the issues from the experts.

Development of the month

Nov. 1, 2010

Linden Homes’ Graylingwell Park scheme in Chichester is the winner of the Best low or zero carbon development category in this year’s Housebuilder Awards. Suzie Mayes visits to find out why