Suzie Mayes

Suzie Mayes

Reporting for House Building since 2007, House Building


Bringing the H.O.U.S.E down

Bringing the H.O.U.S.E down

April 1, 2016

The Nottingham H.O.U.S.E is a concept house in partnership with Saint-Gobain and the University of Nottingham. Suzie Mayestalks to those involved in the project and learns of their plans to bring the house to market

Regal team

Regal team

March 1, 2016

Regal Homes is a London developer, founded by good friends Paul Eden and Simon De Friend. Suzie Mayestalks to the pair about their high quality schemes and challenges in the London market

Weston's "five-a-day" strategy for growth

Weston's "five-a-day" strategy for growth

March 1, 2016

Weston Homes is progressing well with its growth strategy with several schemes set to launch this spring. Suzie Mayes talks to Bob Weston, chairman and md, about the business that he created in the 1980s, his own plans and his "five-a-day" approach

Super structures

Super structures

Feb. 1, 2016

Crest Nicholson was crowned Housebuilder of the Year in November for the second time in a row. Suzie Mayes talks to Chris Tinker, Crest's regeneration chairman, about his role in the business, his plans for this year and the secret to the firm's success

Building prospects

Building prospects

Feb. 1, 2016

Housebuilder has canvassed the views of the industry on what challenges to expect in the coming year. Suzie Mayes reports on our experts' hopes and predictions

Affordability analysis

Affordability analysis

Dec. 1, 2015

The affordable housing sector is undergoing some significant reforms. Suzie Mayes looks at what is happening, why and what it all means to housebuilding

Pump up the volume

Pump up the volume

Dec. 1, 2015

Bernard Rooney became regional md of Barratt Central in 2010 but has spent almost 35 years with the volume builder. He talks to Suzie Mayes about how the business has changed over the years, what drives him and his desire to "dispel the myth of the 1980s housebuilder"

Building for an older market that still feels young

Building for an older market that still feels young

Nov. 1, 2015

It is well understood that the UK has a rapidly ageing population. But there may be opportunities for housebuilders to capture the segment of the older market that at the moment is reluctant to move. Suzie Mayes reports

Designing with dialogue

Designing with dialogue

Oct. 1, 2015

Hopkins Homes has gained a reputation for design-led homes in mostly traditional styles. Suzie Mayes meets executive chairman James Hopkins to talk about the origins of his business, good homes design and solving the housing crisis

Construction united

Construction united

Sept. 1, 2015

October sees the launch of UK Construction Week – nine shows dedicated to the construction industry across five halls of the NEC in Birmingham. Suzie Mayes reports on what to expect from this new event, with the Build Show set to be of particular interest to the housebuilding industry