April 2018

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APR18-FRONTCOVER

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HBF Policy Conference

Ben Roskrow reports from the HBF Policy Conference where there were pleas to tone down industry criticism but with an acceptance that things must change

The Interview - Karl Hick, Larkfleet Homes

Karl Hick is the multi-talented boss of sustainable housebuilder Larkfleet Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about Brexit, his company's plans and why the sciences are so important

Forbidden land

Suzie Mayes looks at Greenbelt policy - decades old and widely misunderstood - and what can be done to encourage reform

Homing in on Hopkins

Hopkins Group has grown significantly over the past five years while maintaining the quality of build for which it has become known. Suzie Mayes talks to executive chairman James Hopkins about good design and how the government can help SMEs grow

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Covid - A Threat and an Opportunity

The annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats currently facing the industry. Ben Roskrow finds a sector that sees the Threats of the pandemic while exploring the Opportunities and believing in the markets Strength

Big announcements for a busy Autumn

During the Summer the government made two long awaited announcements, extending Help to Buy and unveiling its planning white paper. Suzie Mayes gets housebuilders' views

Building confidence in MMC

NHBC has launched NHBC Accepts - its new service for fast tracking MMC systems for warranty. Housebuilder talks to innovation manager Richard Lankshear about how the system works, what makes the grade and whether the pandemic could drive MMC use