April 2024

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Winning women in construction

Following the launch of an APPG campaign to improve the representation of women in housebuilding, Suzie Mayes reports on what the industry is doing to achieve a better gender balance, women’s experiences and the attraction issues that remain.

Tracking MMC trends

As part of Building for Tomorrow 2024, Chris Hall, NHBC’s technical innovation manager, gives the latest on housebuilders’ uptake of modern methods of construction (MMC).

HBF Viewpoint

Twenty years after economist Kate Barker wrote her Review of Housing Supply, Laurence Thompson, HBF policy and campaigns assistant, looks back at her findings and what progress has been made to address her recommendations.

The Interview – Grayham Tucker, Cavanna Homes

Last year, Grayham Tucker became Cavanna Homes’ md, with the century-old business now led by non-family members. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his sustainability drive, new specifications and honouring the family values.

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Getting Ready for Water

As a water crisis looms with regulations set to change, Suzie Mayes reports on what the industry is going to improve water efficiency in new homes

The Interview - Jon Cook, Places for People

Jon Cook, ceo of Places for People's developments division, talks to Suzie Mayes about what is important, the divisions recent changes and being part of a social enterprise

Building the future

In our sustainability and green agenda special, Chris Windle explores how the various supply sectors are supporting housebuilders in the journey to the Future Homes Standard