April 2019

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HBF Policy Conference

The HBF Policy Conference covered a wide range of issues facing the industry, with challenges old and new up for debate. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Chris Weedon, Stonebond Properties

Chris Weedon is the amiable md of Stonebond properties, a small housebuilder owned by the founders of Countryside. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his ambitious growth trajectory, taking care over community consultation and what he has learned from his years at Countryside

Nature net gain

In its Spring Statement, the government confirmed it would mandate biodiversity net gain in new schemes in England. Before this announcement, Suzie Mayes found out the industry's views on the plans and what housebuilders are doing to encourage and protect biodiversity

MMC identity

Richard Lankshear, NHBC's innovation manager, looks at what is deemed a modern method of construction and the systems NHBC has been reviewing

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Steps to better mental health

Ben Roskrow talks to Lighthouse Charity chairman Bill Hill about the mental health crisis the industry faces and what we can do to encourage better mental health for our colleagues and ourselves

The Interview - Joanne Casey, Mactaggart & Mickel Homes England

In January, Joanne Casey was appointed the first md of Mactaggart & Mickel's Homes England division. She talks to Suzie Mayes about her plan to achieve widespread awareness of the Scottish housebuilder down south, diversity and busy work schedules

The Housebuilder Brain Game - in pictures

Anderson was declared Brain Game winner as the industry raised £360,000 for Marie Curie at the annual celebrity-hosted quiz night. Housebuilder reports

Housebuilder Product Awards 2019

The winners have been announced of this years Housebuilder Product Awards. We showcase the winning companies, whose triumphs will be celebrated at a special lunch