Suzie Mayes

Suzie Mayes

Reporting for House Building since 2007, House Building


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Pledging to close the skills gap

Oct. 6, 2017

A year after it officially began, the Home Building Skills Partnership is launching a Skills Pledge to mobilise the whole of the industry. Suzie Mayes finds out about the Pledge and what the HBSP has achieved so far

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Building the future

Sept. 6, 2017

UK Construction Week returns for a third year at the Birmingham NEC in October, with its nine shows catering for everyone within the construction industry. Suzie Mayes gives the lowdown on this year’s main attractions with a focus on the Build Show which targets the housebuilding sector

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Urban Opportunities

Sept. 6, 2017

Urban & Civic is a property development and investment company offering sites to housebuilders as part of a number of large settlements it is creating. Suzie Mayes speaks to md Robin Butler about the U&C model and its big schemes helping to solve the housing crisis

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The Interview – John Tutte

Sept. 6, 2017

Redrow Homes has been growing substantially over the past eight years. Chief executive John Tutte talks to Suzie Mayes about future plans, maintaining quality and the challenges that the whole industry faces

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The Interview - Peter Hindley

July 6, 2017

Keepmoat Homes has particularly ambitious growth plans. Suzie Mayes talks to ceo Peter Hindley about staying distinctive, delivering modular housing and being pragmatic

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Generating Interest

July 6, 2017

The development arm of Generator Group specialises in mixed-use and challenging schemes. Suzie Mayes talks to Generator's md Paul Isaacs about the company's developments in towns and cities and his affinity with SMEs

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Election Reaction

July 5, 2017

Suzie Mayes talks to the industry about what the surprise general election result means for housebuilding. The fast changing situation means we live in "interesting times"

Premier products

May 3, 2017

Suzie Mayes profiles the winners of this year's Housebuilder Product Awards, whose achievements will be celebrated at a winner's lunch in the summer

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Family favourites

May 3, 2017

William Davis is celebrating its second five-star customer satisfaction win. Suzie Mayes talks to its md Guy Higgins about running a family business, the company's three-year plan and its long-running apprenticeship scheme

Lending lifeline in uncertain times

April 6, 2017

Suzie Mayes looks at the lending landscape for developers seeking finance for their schemes. She speaks to lenders who can help SMEs in a resilient housing market