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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 - Dave Smith, St Modwen Homes

Dave Smith is md of St Modwen Homes, a rapidly growing housebuilder that performed strongly at this year's Housebuilder Awards. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the secret to excellent customer service, turning contaminated sites into thriving communities and the St Modwen purpose.

Challenges and chances to shine at HMI

The annual Housing Market intelligence conference and report launch featured high calibre speakers discussing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the housebuilding sector. Housebuilder report

Homes for multigenerational living

Multigenerational living is on the rise across the UK, according to Sarah White, British Gypsum's residential sector manager. This creates an opportunity for housebuilders to design houses that offer more flexibility for changing lifestyles.

Local homes for local people

Paul Turton, head of sales-development finance at United Trust Bank, looks at the advantages of using local smaller builders on sites and calls for barriers to SME building to be removed.