April 2018

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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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Offsite Outlook

With much talk surrounding modern methods of construction (MMC), Suzie Mayes delves into what is happening, the challenges and what the term truly means

The Interview - Ian Sadler, Mulberry Homes

After almost 25 years of working for large housebuilders, this year Ian Sadler switched to regional developer Mulberry Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his change of direction, his plans for the company and why bungalows are important

Health and happiness at the Housing Design Awards

This year the Housing Design Awards celebrated a range of schemes that carried a strong theme of promoting people's happiness, health and wellbeing. Housebuilder reports

A newt deal

District Licensing is a quick and risk-free way of addressing the issue of great crested newts when a developer is applying for planning permission. Tom Tew, chief executive of NatureSpace, explains