April 2015

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In this issue

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 Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes