April 2020

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In this issue

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - The HBF's message to the industry

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that, as the trade body for the home building industry, HBF has a key role to play in keeping members informed of the latest developments on coronavirus

The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

Andrew Brooks, the lively md of Hampshire-based Bewley Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about growing the small plc business, what quality means and learning from the "University of the breakfast table"

Keeping well

A year on from the launch of HBF's mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to protect the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and subcontractors, in the office and on site

On the buses

Surely in these sustainable times, a bus route to serve a new scheme would seem essential. But, as Mark Smulian finds, this is not always a given

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Coming back to old challenges

Coronavirus has disrupted everything that came before. But with some level of normality slowly returning, Suzie Mayes gets back to some ongoing issues

Fantastic 40

NHBC is marking 40 years of its Pride in the Job Awards, honouring the vital work of site managers in ensuring quality homes. Housebuilder looks back at the history of the competition and how NHBC is celebrating the milestone during a challenging year

The Interview - Amanda Williams, Aster Group

Amanda Williams is the upbeat group development director of housing association Aster Group. She speaks to Suzie Mayes about why the pandemic means plenty of opportunities for the company, the crucial role of shared ownership and Aster's resilience

Time for an update

A virtual Home Builders Visitor Card is now available for non-construction employees who visit sites. Housebuilder reports