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The Housebuilder Awards 2017

The best of the industry was honoured at this year's Housebuilder Awards at the InterContinental London - The O2. Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, kept the audience on its toes.

The Interview - Jonathan Goring, Lovell

In June 2016, Jonathan Goring joined partnership housing specialist Lovell as md. Here he talks about the importance of enjoying work, the company's approach to publicly owned land and why the industry should not wait for government policy.

Heading South

Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel is branching into England after more than 90 years of delivering homes north of the border. We talk to ceo Ed Monaghan about the inspiration behind the move, government initiatives and feeling like a new housebuilder.

Mortgage matters

Legal & General's New Build Club offers mortgage products and other services for the new build market. We talk to ne build manager Craig Hall about how the club has helped widen the market and the key issues affecting the new build sector.

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports