APRIL 2017

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Sajid’s challenge

Communities secretary tells housebuilders to improve on quality, design and sales terms

HBF Policy conference

We report from a busy day of industry analysis, politics and economics

Advanced Avant

An interview with Avant Homes boss Colin Lewis

Housing Growth Partnership

A new private/public body has been set up to invest in the volume builders of the future

Health and wellbeing

a Housebuilder/Saint-Gobain round table met to discuss a new report into health and wellbeing in new home

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December COVER 2020
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The Interview - James Williams, Sero

James Williams is co-founder and md of Sero, a Cardiff-based zero carbon housebuilder and sustainable energy service company. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the company's growth plans, "true zero" and the challenges of expressing the value of low carbon abodes

Neutralising the nitrate problem

Natural England's decision last year that schemes should be nitrate neutral is creating obstacles for housebuilders. Steve Menary reports on the possible reasons behind nitrate problems and what can be done.

New Standards

NHBC has launched its technical Standards for 2021. Head of standards Richard Smith outlines the changes that come into effect at the start of the new year

Changes and challenges at HMI 2020

The annual Housing Market Intelligence conference and report turned digital this year. Delegates logged in to hear speakers discuss the changing landscape from Covid-19, the surprisingly robust housing market and other challenges the industry faces as it looks ahead.