April 2015

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The skills issue

The PM leads the way in seeking to tackle the crisis facing the industry

The hustings begin

The Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems all sent senior figures to the HBF Policy conference to outline their housing policies ahead of the election

Richard Werth

The former Banner boss is looking to advise smaller housebuilders on exit strategies

Youthful looks

The NHBC Foundation has canvassed the views of young people on housebuilding and the industry

Up on the roof

Our look at the products and innovations in the roofing sector

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

Jonathan Cranley and Ben Leather are regional managing directors of Spitfire Bespoke Homes in the south and Midlands respectively. They talk to Suzie Mayes about design challenges, the joys of belonging to a medium housebuilder and how they both intend to lead the rapid growth of the business

Doing digital

With the traditional model of home buying in decline, Niclas Staberg calls for the industry to embrace the technologies that are changing the way people buy homes

Future Home unknowns

So far there has been little detail divulged on The Future Home Standard beyond the Spring Statement announcement. Suzie Mayes looks at what we know so far and what the industry thinks

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary examines the latest round of mandatory gender pay gap reporting and looks at how the industry is performing - and what it should do to improve